Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Donelson” in chapter 31 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:
... better ground; but, under the Governor's orders, adopted the site at Fort Henry as the best in Tennessee near the Kentucky line, and because of the convenience for mutual support between it and Fort Donelson .
These locations are said to have been approved by General Bushrod R. Johnson also.
Indeed, there was not time for very deliberate or well-considered engineering.
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