Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort Donelson” in chapter 42 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.:
...ted him as at the head of a vast army, prepared and eager for conquest.
Before time was given him to organize and train his men, the absurdly-constructed works on his left flank were captured.
At Fort Donelson , on the Cumberland, were certain political generals, who, with a self-abnegation worthy of Plutarch's heroes, were anxious to get away and leave the glory and renown of defense to others.
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