Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Arrangements for the field continued- troops breaking mules to harness, saddle and packs.
November 24th. Preparations for the field continued.
25. Means of transportation being ready, and every necessary arrangement made, Genl. J. issued orders to day for the march of the Army on the morning of the 27th. The most active and continued exercises were made to have the baggage wagons loaded, the surplus baggage dispersed of, provisions cooked, and all things in supply.
26 Lt. Colonel Foster arrived &

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reported at Head quarters. An order was issued remitting all sentences of Court Martial, except in the cases of deserters that they should pay the expenses incurred in their apprehension and make good the time lost by their desertion. And all prisoners confined were released. Preparations for the field were completed to day.
27. Captain Crossman was directed to assume the duties of his Department and to act as principal quarter master in the field. The troops were put in motion today. The Wagons were crossed over