Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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companied by Dr. Lawson, [?] Chambers, Lieut. McCrab, and an Indian guide, a servant, and Interpreter, he traversed those swamps, and arrived at Irwinton late in the afternoon. Several miles from the town he met Captain with a company of mounted volunteers, going out on a scout into the swamp. Major Lomax with two companies of artillery was at Irwinton- he was ordered to march by land to Fort Gaines. Captain Lyon with a detachment of sick soldiers was left to go down by water. General J. was detained by business at Irwinton the whole of the 6th and on the morning of the 7th October. He sent out by land for

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Fort Gaines, accompanied by Dr. Lawson and Lieut. Chambers- the Doctor, on getting out of the boat at the ferry, was thrown from his horse and severely injured- he was able to go on however but in great pain. The party crossed Major Lomax on the road about 10 o'clock. Arrived at Fort Gaines at 3 where Dr. Lawson was obliged to remain in consequence of the injury he had sustained. Genl. J. not finding Steam Boats at Fort Gaines, crossed the river and proceeded down on the Mount Vernon road fifteen miles to Genl. Smith's- where he spent the whole of the eighth and part of the 9th waiting for Steam Boats