Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Donelson” in chapter 33 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.:
...and, if either Henry or Donelson were given up, the rear of the armies at Bowling Green and Columbus would have been uncovered.
Henry had no value, except as the gateway of the Tennessee River; nor Donelson , save as an outpost of Nashville.
While it was unnecessary for the Federal armies to feel much concern about concentrating to meet any hypothetical concentration of the Confederates, inasmuch as...
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