Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Hurlbut” in chapter 1, page 7 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...sary, to that point.
Captain Pennock will send gunboats.
If lost, it will be retaken immediately.
I was informed, in reply, that Fort Pillow had no guns or garrison; had been evacuated; that General Hurlbut had force for its defence, etc. I understand that Fort Pillow had been evacuated and reoccupied, General Sherman not being aware of it. On the fourteenth he again instructed me as follows:
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