17 August 2015

Move Towards Florida

River In Northern Florida

From Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1805-1821:

Source [Page 2]

Augusta, Georgia
17 August 1819

Directed by Major General Gaines...forward a Copy of his order to Major Twigg to arrest the Fowl Town Chief of Warriors [Eneheemauthla was the 1st Chief] dated November 1817...also [whatever] was written by the Indian Agent to his son in the early part of 1818...Major General Jackson is also anxious to obtain a copy...

Synopsis of the action at Fowl Town:

United States troops, under the command of General Edmund P. Gaines, occupied Fort Scott, near the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers. In Georgia, near Fort Scott, was an Indian village called Fowltown, containing forty five warriors whose chief had set up the red war pole around which the warriors danced in the evening. General Gaines, on hearing this intelligence, sent for the chief who refused to come. Then he dispatched a force of two hundred and fifty troops under the command of Colonel Twiggs, with orders to bring to him these forty-five warriors and their chief peaceably if they could, forcibly if they must.

The detachment reached Fowltown just before the dawn of day November 21, 1817. The warriors fired upon them. The troops returned the fire, upon which the Indians fled, leaving behind them two men and one woman slain besides several wounded. Colonel Twiggs, on searching the town, found in the house of the chief a red coat of the English uniform, a pair of golden epaulets and a certificate in the handwriting of the British Colonel Nichols that the chief of the Fowl town warriors had always been a true and faithful friend of the British. Colonel Twiggs remained near the town, which was burned on the following day by the order of General Gaines himself.

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