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advance arms Army arrived artillery Assistant Adjutant-General attack battalion battery battle boats Bowling Green Brig brigade Brigadier-General Buckner Cairo camp Capt Captain cavalry Clarksville Colonel Columbus command companies Creek Cumberland Cumberland River D. C. BUELL December defense direction dispatch division Donelson East Tennessee enemy enemy's engaged February February 15 field fire flank Floyd force Fort Donelson Fort Henry forward front gunboats guns H. W. HALLECK HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Henry hill Illinois Indiana infantry instant intrenchments J. P. BENJAMIN January Johnston Kentucky killed Lieut Lieutenant Lieutenant-Colonel Louisville Major-General ment miles Mill Springs Mississippi Missouri morning move movement Nashville night o'clock obedient servant officers Ohio pickets Piketon Pillow position railroad re-enforcements rear rebel received regiment respectfully retreat rifle river road Saint Louis Secretary of War sent skirmishers Somerset surrender Tenn Tennessee River troops Volunteers Western Department wounded
Page 163 - Yours of this date, proposing armistice and appointment of Commissioners to settle terms of capitulation, is just received. No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
Page 679 - I have had no communication with General Grant for more than a week. He left his command without my authority, and went to Nashville. His army seems to be as much demoralized by the victory of Fort Donelson as was that of the Potomac by the defeat of Bull Run.
Page 683 - As he acted from a praiseworthy although mistaken zeal for the public service in going to Nashville and leaving his command, I respectfully recommend that no further notice be taken of it.
Page 162 - SIR : — In consideration of all the circumstances governing the present situation of affairs at this station, I propose to the Commanding Officer of the Federal forces the appointment of Commissioners to agree upon terms of capitulation of the forces and fort under my command, and in that view suggest an armistice until 12 o'clock to-day. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your ob't se'v't, SB BUCKNER, Brig. Gen. CSA To Brigadier-General US GRANT, Com 'ding US Forces. Near Fort Donelson.
Page 288 - Forrest to cut his way out. Under these circumstances Gen. Buckner accepted the command, and sent a flag of truce to the enemy for an armistice of six hours to negotiate for terms of capitulation. Before this flag and communication were delivered, I retired from the garrison.
Page 141 - The history of military engineering records no parallel to this case. Points within a few miles of it possessing great advantages and few disadvantages were totally neglected, and a location fixed upon without one redeeming feature or filling one of the many requirements of a site for a work such as Fort Henry. The work itself was well built...
Page 261 - ... worse than this, they have undermined public confidence, and damaged our cause. A full development of the truth is necessary for future success. I respect the generosity which has kept you silent, but would impress upon you that the question is not personal but public in its nature ; that you and I might be content to suffer, but neither of us can willingly permit detriment to the country.
Page 679 - It is hard to censure a successful general immediately after a victory, but I think he richly deserves it. I can get no returns, no reports, no information of any kind from him. Satisfied with his victory, he sits down and enjoys it without any regard to the future. I am worn out and tired with this neglect and inefficiency. CF Smith is almost the only officer equal to the emergency.
Page 443 - Missouri, including the States of Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arkansas, and that portion of Kentucky west of the Cumberland River.
Page 264 - You mention that you intend to visit the field of operations here. I hope soon to see you, for your presence would encourage my troops, inspire the people, and augment the army. To me personally it would give the greatest gratification. Merely a soldier myself, and having no acquaintance with the statesmen or leaders of the South, I cannot touch springs familiar to you. Were you to assume command it would afford me the most unfeigned pleasure, and every energy would be exerted to help you to victory...