15 January 2017

March To Fort Gardner

The Historical Magazine dated September, 1866, printed the Diary of the Indian campaign in Florida of 1837-8, written by Capt. Electus Backus, U.S.A.:

Peace River...(Pease Creek)

Leaving Fort Bassinger, he arrived on January 15 at Pease Creek (38 miles), then took charge of a baggage train and marched for Fort Gardner on January 16, (28 miles), and arrived on the 17th.  Col. Zachary Taylor was at Fort Gardner.  There was no news from General Jesup.

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