ance in the St. Johns, within five miles of Jacksonville, and on the next day announced the arrival at Jacksonville of eighteen vessels-gunboats and transports — the landing of the enemy, presumed in reek, twelve or thirteen miles distant from Jacksonville, where I found our troops in position.
Theo Cedar creek, within six or seven miles of Jacksonville.
On the 3rd Major-General J. Patton Andersm reliable sources, that the enemy occupied Jacksonville with at least twelve thousand men, that the supplied with means for a regular seige of Jacksonville, our operations in that quarter must be conlected on the St. John's, a few miles above Jacksonville, for a battery of one rifled thirty-two pou obstructed from passing with troops beyond Jacksonville.
Cavalry pickets have been also establising of the 7th February the enemy landed at Jacksonville, from eighteen transports and gunboats, a l
On the 8th instant the enemy advanced from Jacksonville with great rapidity, in three heavy columns