Members of the detachment of Treaty supporters, not under Ross’ control, caused trouble by enticing some to join them by promising more money and better land. Since several detachments were in the same area some left their detachment to join another detachment, but there was no significant reports of desertions. The delay did allow some of the sick and disabled to recuperate and join a later detachment. Only two deaths were reported at Blythe Ferry. Those that were unable to continue with their detachment traveled by water with the Ross family that departed from Charleston on November 7 in four barges that floated by Blythe Ferry.