Annual Register Volume 1819

Annual Register Volume 1819

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...and determined to countermand the order of General Jackson in raising this force, no order to that effect could have reached him before he had arrived at the seat of war, and of course-the army might have been disbanded in sight of the enemy, and the objects of the campaign thereby jeopardized, and perhaps defeated. The committee will next take notice of the operations of the army in the Floridas, whither they were authorized-to pursue the enemy; and connected with VoL. LXI. this authority, it was enjoined on Gen. Gaines, to whom the first order to this effect was given, that in case the enemy took refuge under a Spanish garrison, not to attack them there, but to report the fact to the Secretary at War; and the observance of this order the committee conceive was equally obligatory on General Jackson, who succeeded to the command; at least it must have clearly evinced the will of the Secretary of War on that point; and how far this injunction was observed, will be found by what followed. It appears that Gen. Jackson advanced into Florida with a force of 1,800 men, composed of regulars, volunteers, and the Georgia militia; and afterwards, on the 1st of April, was joined by Gen. M'Intosh and his brigade of 1,500 Indians, who had been previously or anized by Gen. Gaines; oppose to whom, it appears from the report of Captain Young, topographical engineer, and other evidence, the whole forces of the fugitive Seminole Indians and runaway negroes, had they all been embodied, could not have exceeded 900 or 1,000 men, and at no time did half that number present themselves to oppose his march, of course little or no resistance was made. The Miclmsuky towns were first taken and destroyed; the arm marched upon St. Mark's, a feeb more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 649g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898168
  • 9781236898166