Report from Brigadier General Seymour.
Commanding Officer, U.S. Forces, District of Florida.
on initial advance into Florida


Sanderson, February 12, 1864—7 a.m.

Major-General Gillmore

I last night ordered Colonel Henry to fall back to this point. I am destroying all public property here and shall go back to South Fork Saint Mary's as soon as Henry returns. I have not heard from him since last night, when he was 7 miles this side of Lake City. I hope he will be in this morning. I am sending a regiment out to meet him. Sanderson cannot be fortified to advantage. I would advise sending Fribley's regiment to Palatka and to make it a point to hold permanently.

T. Seymour.

Copied from The Official Records of the War of Rebellion.

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