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bluff, and thence to Camp Finegan. After the enemy began demonstrations on the St. John's the command was ordered to Palatka, 75 miles from Jacksonville. While on the march they captured a large number of negroes who were endeavoring to escape ain that part of the country of slaves. They also captured a number of deserters. A small scouting party was sent from Palatka in the direction of St. Augustine, where they captured 1 lieutenant, 2 non-commissioned officers and 2 privates. Informny injury to the Confederates, 43 in number, who had so gallantly repulsed them. The next night our command returned to Palatka and was ordered to Jacksonville where they engaged in several hot skirmishes. Soon afterward being sent back to PalatkaPalatka, they engaged the transport Mary Benton, with 500 negro troops under Lieutenant-Colonel Billings, March 27, 1863. This officer was wounded and about 75 killed and wounded, without loss on our side. The following day Jacksonville was evacuated. F
ccupied Florida, and calling on the people of the State to take the oath of allegiance to the United States. Before leaving he instructed Seymour to hold Baldwin and the south fork of the St. Mary's as his outposts from Jacksonville, and occupy Palatka and Magnolia, on the St. John's. But on the 7th, Seymour informed him that he was advancing toward the Suwannee river, though without supplies. Gilmore answered hastily, complaining that Seymour was not following instructions and repeating thate of railroad from McGirt's creek to Waldo, and through the unprotected country lying between the railroad and the Ocklawaha river. Detachments from the Fourth Georgia cavalry were on duty in this locality to strike the enemy in an advance from Palatka to Orange Springs, at that time a city of refuge for families who had been driven from their homes on the St. John's river. Captain Pearson, while en route for Tampa, was ordered to repair to Orange Springs, as the enemy was supposed to be ad
rdered to proceed at once with his company to Palatka and resume his post there, and the commandinghe enemy's communication with the garrison at Palatka was rendered precarious. Therefore, another ly arrived at Jacksonville and hurried up to Palatka. A few weeks later the transport Hunter, on that when he was to have begun the assault at Palatka he had not been able to move his command fromt to Captain Dickison on the hill overlooking Palatka and the river. Captain Gray was also directeoat, which continued on her way. Returning to Palatka he met a courier sent by Captain Gray with inillery. He returned to his headquarters near Palatka, and during the month of June and part of Julon that the enemy had landed a large force at Palatka. Sending his men forward under Captain Gray them, until the hill overlooking the city of Palatka was reached. Captain Dickison with about 3, Tallahassee, July 30th. After the fight at Palatka, Company H, Second Florida cavalry, continued[16 more...]
by overwhelming forces. In the east the enemy continued his demonstrations, and our outposts near Green Cove Springs, Palatka and up the St. John's river as far as Volusia county, were kept constantly engaged. Learning from his scouts on the eaation was not confided to his command. On the 2d of February, 1865, just at sunset, they reached the deserted city of Palatka. He then formed his men and made known to them that he intended crossing over into the enemy's lines. Not one of the haha bridge and were retreating toward the St. John's river. I then ordered my command to march back in the direction of Palatka, and sent an advance guard to have the flatboat in readiness for us to cross the river. On arriving at the river the wiving the remainder with one piece of artillery to guard and picket other points on the river. Hearing, on my arrival at Palatka, that the enemy had gone up the river in barges, I marched all night and at times at half speed and reached Fort Peaton,