Reporting on the Georgia Militia's March against Hostile Indian Towns

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Date June 9, 1793
Author Name Henry Gaither (primary) Location: Fort Fidius
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary In this letter from Ft Fidius, Gaither reports that Georgia Militia, under leadership of Major General Twiggs and Brigadiers Irwin Clark and Blackburn with about 600 officers and men, about half mounted, marched against hostile towns, crossed the Oconee. Gaither believes current effort is to avoid the friendly towns. Gaither received answer to Seagrove's demands and sent Ensign Sedgewick with names of the six inimical towns to the General.
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Document Notes Cited in Gaither to Knox, 06/11/1793.This document is enclosed in a statement relative to the South Western frontiers, as connected with the state of Georgia and Creek Indians, the south Western territory of the United States and the Cherokees suybmitted to the House of Representatives on December 4, 1793. This document is an integral part of [Public Reports] and other communications of the Secretary of War, 12/99/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Henry Gaither; Ensign Sedgewick; Major General Twiggs; Brigadier General Irwin Clark; Brigadier General Blackburn; hostile indians; Creeks; Indians; friendly towns; James Seagrove; ;
Related Places Fort Fidius; Oconee; Georgia; Creek towns; ;
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