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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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the advance after dark with Alabama mounted volunteers, Tompkins’ artillery, and Harris’ marines- slept in Genl. Armstrong’s tent- axes sent forward by Genl. Armistead for the Tennesseans, to enable them to repair the road-
December 13. The advance moved slowly forward- repaired the road and bridges- the axes sent forward reported to the fort- marched about 12 miles and encamped. The troops in the rear came up while we were taking up our ground.
14. Moved forward to the Ocklawaha, crossed the

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river with the advance and part of the baggage wagons and encamped about a mile from the river- part of the train with a part of the force and the rear guard remained east of the Ocklawaha- The Floridians and Alabama volunteers drove in near a hundred head of cattle.
15. Detached Lt. Col. Caulfield to attack the Indian Chief Osuchee, or Cooper; and after crossing the remainder of the baggage wagons & troops over the Ocklawaha, marched forward, about ten miles