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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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ted to proceed yesterday. The Artillery moved under Major Churchill; but the marines were detained for transportation. Lieut. Colonel Brooks having expressed a wish to return to New York to close some public business was ordered thither, and Major Irving was directed to remain in command in the Creek Country. Captain Washington was left in command near Tuskegee at the Camp of Echo Harjo one of the chiefs who accompanied Colonel Lowe to Florida.
Oct. 3rd. Was employed in preparation, and in completing arrangements for the movement of the troops. Steam boats having been provided to secure the commands at Irwinton, and the Henry Crowell having been employed to tow barges to the

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Snake Shoals, fourteen miles below Fort Mitchell, General J. determined to move by that route, and made his arrangements accordingly.
Oct. 4 General J. with two officers of his staff, Lt. Col. Stanton, and Lt. Chambers, set out in company with the Marine Corps under Colonel Henderson, and arrived in the afternoon at the Snake Shoals. The Steam Boat and barges were not found there as expected.
Oct. 5. Information was received that the Steam Boat expected was [?] on a bar below the shoals, and near Roanoke, in consequence of which General J. determined to proceed through the Hatchee Chubbee and Cowaggee Swamps to Irwinton; and ac-