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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Jan. 10. Received advice of Lt. Col. Fanning being expected with two companies of Artillery – ordered to take them to Volusia. The South Carolina Battalion to be mustered into the service of the United States, and one company sent to Volusia. The surveyors to be employed on the line from black creek to Fort Drane. Q master at Black creek directed to push on supplies to Fort Drane. Four companies of South Carolina militia [?] subject to the order of Lt. Col. Crane. Sixteen negro prisoners were at the Panasofka Swamp- Reported to the Adjt. Genl.

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Ordered Major Nelson to join Lt. Col. Foster at Fort Dade, & directed the Lt. Col. to proceed with his whole force down the south side of the Ouithlacoochee- thirty six additional prisoners taken in the swamp – one Indian wounded – Powel barely escaped.
10. Marched with five hundred troops under Colonel Henderson- encamped near Panasofkee swamp – saw no fresh signs of hostile Indians came up with the Alabama volunteers and Indians [?] moved down to a point near the cove encamped and reported to the Adjt General