Col. Lowe informing me of the active want of supplies [?] description at that Port. Required 100,000 rations of hard bread- 100,000 of bacon, two hundred ninety Pack Saddles. One hundred cords of wood for Steam boats- and fifty axemen. Captain of the Merchant directed to take the troops and luggage on board for Tampa. Colonel Stanton ordered to remain to superintend the forwarding of supplies and to direct the means of transportation. Lt. Col. Caulfield ordered to place two his companies in camp near St. Mark’s. Lt. [?] directed to remain in the vicinity of that place with the horses and mules which he took from Fort Mitchell and Columbus.
14. Corresponded with Colonel Walker in relation to an error in General Scott’s report of the 2nd of July, and of false statements in the public prints as to captures made by General Morris’ command of Alabama Volunteers. Set out to day on board the Merchant for Tampa Bay.
15. At sea- nothing of importance occurred. Arrived at Tampa during the night.
16. Assumed the command of the troops South of the Ouithlacoochee. Called on Major Clark for the two hundred mules and Pack saddles heretofore ordered- fifty thousand bushels of corn- Blacksmith tools, carts [?] rope, oil cloth covers for pack saddles, India rubber haversacks- 100,000 feet of plank with nails- a corps of pack horsemen- a corp of laborers- lighters, He gave detailed instructions to