Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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12. Genl J. employed in examining the swamps and hammocks- returned to camp.
13. Moved forward to a position near Camp Izzard. Obtained a number of cattle. The Indians and part of the mounted men sent down through the swamp & hammocks on the Ouithlacoochee- met them at the encampment.
Spent the 14th and the 15th in scouring the Swamps & on the 15th Genl J. with the mounted men went to Fort Clinch- crossed the river supplied by the blue spring – at the Indian encampment- took sixty or

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seventy head of cattle. Came across a fresh Indian trail- followed it to the road to Fort Drane, where it disappeared. Met Lt. Col Foster at Fort Clinch- was informed of the capture of a Seminole Indian, who gave information of the position of a number of Indians near Homosassa
16. Ordered Lt. Colonel Foster to proceed and attack the Tallahassees and to take the Seminole prisoner with him. Jim Boy with his warriors ordered to join- Major Nelson ordered to accompany Lt. Col. Foster.