Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Lieut. McKenzie directed to keep constantly on hand an abundant supply of arms and ordnance stores. Wrote to Capt. Chase, President of the Pensacola Rail Road, on the subject of Major Graham. Directed Captain [?] to keep on hand a large supply of forage; and to transport to the interior depots the supplies ordered. Also, to take proper care of the horses in order that they may be recruited as soon as possible. Also, to issue materials to the naval officers to build boats. Directed Colonel Henderson to release all prisoners except one

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who had attempted the life of another. Ordered that rations should not be offered to able bodied men who should refuse to work. Every arrangement being made for the troops to take the field, orders were issued that they move tomorrow. Order of march in three columns in extended order- of encampment as nearly in a square as possible- of battle in single rank, and extended order- and in two lines when practicable.