Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 28 November 1804

Novr. 28th. 1804


The enclosed will shew you the proposd movements of troops, & their contemplated positions, together with our forces at the most important points. Yours,

H. Dearborn

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.


Washington 29 Novr 1804

The following will be the disposition of the Troops in the interior and on the side of Louisiana, after the depending movements are carried into effect, viz.

One hundred men from Niagara, Seventy six from South West Point, Seventy four from Massac to Fort Adams.—One hundred Men from Detroit and Sixty two from Michilimackanac to take post opposite the mouth of the Missouri.—And One hundred Men from Fort Wilkinson to Fort Stoddart on the Mobile river, to which may be added Forty recruits from Fincastle for Fort Adams, and Sixty from Norfolk and Baltimore for New Orleans.

Niagara 55
Detroit 67
Michilimackanac 47
Chikago, South end of Lake Michigan 64
Fort Wayne 68
Fort Knox, Vincennes, on the Wabash 50 351
Upper Louisiana, the opposite bank of the Missisippi & Tennissee { Opposite the mouth of the Missouri 162
St Louis 54
Kaskaskia, Massac and New Madrid 73
Tennessee river S. Wst point Yellico & the crossings 130
Fort Wilkinson 67
Chickasaw Bluffs & Arkansa {  24 510
In New Orleans district and at Fort Adams & on the Mobile. { Fort Adams on the Missisippi below Natchez 285
Ouachita, Apelousa and Atakapas 75
Natchitoches 70
Placquamines 73
New Orleans            1039 512
Fort Stoddert  170 1185
The above disposition is founded on the most recent Returns, but allowance must be made for intervening casualties

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