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lost. It is immediately almost equivalent to the expulsion of the traitors from Kentucky, and its moral effect in discouraging them, raising the hopes of loyal men in the South, and damaging the rebel cause in the eyes of the nations of Europe, will be incalculable. I, for one am proud to be, even in an humble capacity, a member of that division of the army which first occupied the Western Manassas of the enemy, Bowling Green. Y. S. Providence journal account. Bowling Green, February 16. The last few days have been days of excitement and trial. Last Tuesday, February 11th, Gen. Mitchell's division left their camp at Bacon Creek, Kentucky, and marched to their camp called Camp Madison, one mile beyond Green River. The business of this division is transacted very secretly, and consequently thoroughly. We did not receive orders to start until until about nine o'clock the preceding evening, and being required to strike tents at five, we had a busy night. The roads wer
e or send by an officer to the nearest picket of the enemy, the accompanying communication to Gen. Grant, and request information of the point where future communication will reach him; also inform him that my headquarters will be, for the present, in Dover. [Signed] S. B. Buckner, Brigadier-General. Have the white flag hoisted on Fort Donelson; not on the battery, S. B. Buckner, Brigadier-General. General Grant's reply. Headquarters army in the field, camp near Donelson, Feb. 16. To Gen. S. B. Buckner Confederate Army: Yours of this date, proposing an armistice and appointment of Commissioners to settle terms of capitulation, is just received. No terms, other than an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works. I am sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Brig.-Gen. U. S. Commanding. General Buckner's letter of surrender. headquarters Dover, Tenn., February 16, 1862. To B