Parties leaving under their own supervision

DETACHMENT DEPARTED ARRIVED
Hair Conrad Aug 23, 1838 Jan 17, 1839
Elijah Hicks Sep 1, 1838 Jan 4, 1839
Jesse Bushyhead Sep 3, 1838 Feb 27, 1839
John Benge Sep 28, 1838 Jan 17, 1839
Situwakee Sep 7, 1838 Feb 2, 1839
Old Field Sep 24, 1838 Feb 23, 1839
Moses Daniel Sep 30, 1838 Mar 2, 1839
Choowalooka Sep 14, 1838 Mar 1839
James Brown Sep 10, 1838 Mar 5, 1839
George Hicks Sep 7, 1838 Mar 14, 1839
Richard Taylor Sep 20, 1838 Mar 24, 1839
Peter Hildebrand Oct 23, 1838 Mar 24, 1839
John Drew Dec 5, 1838 Mar 18, 1839

Thornton Starr State Papers

DETACHMENT DEPART ARRIVE BIRTHS DEATHS DESERTIONS ACCESSIONS
Hair Conrad 729 654 9 57 24 14
Elijah Hicks 858 744 5 54
Jesse Bushyhead 950 898 6 38 148 171
John Benge 1200 1132 3 33
Situwakee 1250 1033 5 71
Old Field 983 921 19 57 10 6
Moses Daniel 1035 924 6 48
Choowalooka 1150 970 NA
James Brown 850 717 3 34
George Hicks 1118 1039 NA
Richard Taylor 1029 942 15 55
Peter Hildebrand 1766 1311 NA
John Drew 231 219 NA
TOTAL *13,149 11,504 71 447 182 191


See below: *Does not include the 2800 that left in June, 1838. This would put the total displacement of Cherokee at about 15,949.

The first three detachments of Cherokee emigrations left by water in June, 1838. These were the groups that left under military supervision, before the Cherokee asked for and were granted permission to supervise their own migration.

Twenty-eight hundred Cherokee were divided into three detachments, each accompanied by a military office, a corps of assistants, and two physicians. The first group with about 800 in the party departed June 6, with the other two detachments starting after the fifteenth of June.

These three detachments traveled the water routes and are thought to have recorded a much higher rate of deaths and desertions.