Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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about fifty of his mounted men and to obtain from black creek a number of horses.
Dec. 7 Arrangements were actively going on for the renewal of hostilities.
8. Governor Call transferred to General J. the command of the Army today. Supplies continue to come in. The work at Volusia progresses rapidly. The Army directed to be in readiness for the field.
9. Reported to the Secretary of War and the Adjutant General. Active preparations continued. Wrote to Governor Schley urging

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that a regiment previously required be sent to Florida to take the place of the Tennesseans. Wrote to Governor McDuffey of South Carolina- Required a battalion of five companies of Drafted militia. Made arrangements for the transportation of the sick of the Tennessee brigade from Volusia, via Savannah, to New Orleans.
10 Governor Call left us today- the Fort at Volusia named Fort Call – Major Gardner designated to command – arrangements made for its defense. [?] The Army ordered to march at as early an hour as possible tomorrow. Arrangements made for the movement of the Army.