Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort Donelson” in chapter 15 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...the Union people, who only needed some such support to induce them to proclaim their sentiments openly.
Grant lost no time in getting together a force which he deemed sufficient for the attack on Fort Donelson .
Reinforcements were rapidly coming in from various quarters, and Halleck, who up to this time had thrown every objection in the way of the expedition, now seemed anxious to take the credit of the ...
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