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.:
...emark of General Floyd may, under the circumstances, be dismissed as a hastily-formed opinion, though it is due to him to say that he expressed great distrust of the position as soon as he arrived at Fort Donelson .
But Tilghman was a graduate of West Point, and a civil engineer by profession.
He had had some experience in fortification in the Mexican War and as an artillery-officer, so that, under other ci...
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