Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Detached Colonel Henderson with Lt. Col. Caulfield’s and Harris’ mounted men, and Morris’ Indian Warriors to make a reconnaissance of the country in advance. Sent out Captain Delany on a trail to the left, into a Swamp and Hammock. Colonel Henderson reported the capture of a hundred head of cattle & that recent Indian signs had been observed, though they were not numerous. General J. crossed over the Thlassee Hatchee and directed the Colonel to leave a small detachment to secure the cattle and to move forward in the direction of a smoke that was burned in advance. Colonel Henderson not reporting as soon as Genl. J expected

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he directed Captain Learle to take an escort of mounted men, and follow on the trail on which the Colonel had moved and to report without delay. Philip McCoy of Philadelphia, who had enlisted into the Army under the name of Madison, and who acted as mounted orderly to Genl J. accompanied Captain Learle. The enemy was found and promptly attacked by Colonel Henderson- Sergt Madison was dispatched with a message to Genl J. but was unfortunately killed on the way. A second express was sent, and an Indian runner came in about