Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort 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.:
The topography of the two forts was not so good, though not justly amenable to the censure that the defeated generals visited upon it after its surrender.
Floyd, in his reports, said of Fort Donelson :
It was ill conceived, badly executed, and still worse located.
I consider the place illy chosen, out of position, and entirely indefensible by any reinforcements which could be brought ther...
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