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s. Unfortunately, a similar abattis had been made around the inclosed field-work, so that, when the new line of intrenchments was made, the inclosed area was partly filled with this felled and tangled timber, and the movements of the defenders were greatly retarded and embarrassed by it. This obstruction, with the back-water in the sloughs, destroyed the means of rapid communication, and impeded maneuvers inside the works. When the Confederate army had assembled at Donelson, on the 13th of February, Buckner commanded the right wing and Pillow the left. Certain regiments were held more or less in reserve, and others were advanced or retired according to the outline of the trenches, which conformed to the undulations of the ground. Many interesting particulars in regard to these regiments will be found in the tables in the appendix to this chapter. That part of the line which covered the land-approach to the waterbatteries — the right front — was assigned to Buckner's divisi