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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 87.-the campaign in Florida. (search)
the rebel troops in Florida are under the command of General Finnigan. His force is scattered, and amounts altogether to adwin, which he had ordered to be sent to this place. General Finnigan telegraphed him to-day, that, in case the enemy shoul the railroad. The rebel cavalry, having been cut off at Finnigan. no intelligence of our approach had reached the artillempletely by surprise. Relying wholly upon the cavalry at Finnigan to give them warning of the enemy's presence, the artille-Mile Run, to guard the property. It seems the rebels at Finnigan did not dare to follow us. Colonel Henry proceeded a distof woods, one mile and a half this side of Lake City, General Finnigan had posted his skirmishers. Captain Elder again placull assurance. I am told by deserters that the rebel General Finnigan was in a fearful state of trepidation, not knowing whes, with whom I have conversed, agrees in saying that General Finnigan is the greatest coward in the Confederacy. I have no
ce in East-Florida, except the scattered fragments of General Finnigan's command; we had taken all his artillery. On the teCarolina and Third South-Carolina are at Camp Shaw, (late Finnigan,) for instruction and organization. The First North-Caafforded precious time to the enemy, and was fatal to us. Finnigan calls in his outposts; generals and armies are sent from ck again. Native Floridians insisted that, near Olustee, Finnigan and Gardner had collected an army much larger than our ow: I have just received the following despatch from General Finnigan, dated yesterday: I met the enemy in full force to-dass of many brave officers and men. I understand that General Finnigan also captured many small-arms. John Milton, Governor. Order of General Finnigan. The Floridian and Journal published the following order issued by General Finnigan to thGeneral Finnigan to the citizens of Florida: The enemy, by a sudden landing at Jacksonville, in some force, and a bold effort to penetrate i