Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Major-General Forrest” in chapter 132, page 500 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:

...that if a surrender was made, Colonel Hicks and his forces should be treated as prisoners of war, but if refused and the fort had to be taken by force of arms, no quarters would be given. Signed by Major-General Forrest . To this bold demand Colonel Hicks laconically replied that he had been sent here by his Government to protect and defend the post, and his sense of duty and obligation as a soldier forbade the sur...

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