Sixty-five guns, seventeen thousand six hundred small-arms, and nearly fifteen thousand troops, fell into the hands of the victor.
On the morning of the 16th, as Grant was writing his report, aboard one of the transports, Buckner entered his cabin, and the former inquired how many troops had been surrendered.
Buckner de fight, Grant had twentyseven thousand men, whom he could have put into battle; some few regiments of these were not engaged.
Other reenforcements arrived on the 16th, after the surrender, swelling his number still further.
Of artillery, he had but the eight light batteries which started with him from Fort Henry, not near so mad with Floyd,3,000
Escaped with Forrest,1,000 (A low estimate)
Killed and wounded,2,500 (At least)
Total rebel force at beginning of siege,21,123
On the 16th, the day of the surrender, General Halleck's chief of staff cautioned Grant not to be too rash, and Halleck's first dispatch after the fall of Fort Donelson was in