23 February 2017

Express From General Jesup

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.:

On February 23rd express (mail) came from General Jesup that the Indians refuse to come in.  Next day, Col. Zachary Taylor, with Captain Barker and Lieutenant Hill for escort, left in good weather to join General Jesup.

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