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.:
...f water-communication enabled Halleck and Buell to cooperate fully, and practically to place what force they pleased where they pleased.
Such was the concentration that actually took place.
Forts Donelson and Henry were nearly twice as far from Bowling Green by land as from the Federal strongholds by water.
Colonel Robert W. Woolley, in a letter written at the time, says:
The railroad was alm...
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