the same time. A road having been cut through a Cypress grove on the boarder of the Thlassee Hatchee sufficient for wagons to cross, Genl J. inclined to move forward the whole force, but the position being a strong one directed Lt. Colonel Freeman with a small force to remain and defend the camp, and after calling in the detachments on other trails, he moved with the disposable force of Brig Genl Armistead’s brigade to support Colonel Henderson. Having crossed the creek, and learning that Colonel H. was four miles in advance, Captain Crossman was detached, with thirty
mounted men to join the Colonel and Genl Jesup moved rapidly forward with the foot. On arriving at the swamp, Genl J. found that Col. H. was in full pursuit of the enemy, and was evidently in sufficient force to manage them. Leaving Major Whiting with his battalion in reserve he marched with the 6th infy part of the [?] and a few Indian warriors, two miles to the right where the Indian scouts reported the hostile Indians to be in great force.