Returned to Camp Izzard by the way of the blue spring- examined the trail which had been discovered yesterday. Found where the Indians, who had disappeared on approaching the road, had came together north west of the road, the trail went off in a north west direction towards the Waccasassa Swamp. Came to camp late in the evening. Ordered Captain Wright to Camp Izzard – and the mounted men to bring up as much forage as they could carry.
Jan 17. Reported to the Adjt General- marched towards Fort Armstrong – marched about ten miles and halted in the hope that Captain Washington would join –he did not come up.
18. Marched forward and encamped near the Cove of the Withlacoochee. Capt Washington joined here at 3 o’clock A.M.
19. Left Colonel Henderson to take on the Infantry and other regular troops, with the baggage train, and proceed through the swamps with the