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ightfall alone prevented us from occupying with our rifled artillery, which would readily have commanded the enemy's main works. This repulse from the ground so hardly won in the forenoon, and probably still more our possession of a vantage gained within their lines, induced the enemy to capitulate on the morning of the sixteenth. J. D. Webster, Chief of Staff. Report of General Lewis Wallace. headquarters Third division U. S. Forces, District of West-Tennessee Fort Henry, February 20, 1862. Capt. John A. Rawlins, Asst. Adjt.-Gen. U. S. Forces, District of West-Tennessee: sir: A report of the action of my division before Fort Donelson has been delayed from various causes. I submit it to the General as speedily as possible. The Third division assigned to me, consisted of the Thirty-first Indiana, Lieut.--Col. Osborn commanding; Seventeenth Kentucky, Col. John H. McHenry; Forty-fourth Indiana, Col. Hugh B. Reed; and the Twenty-fifth Kentucky, Col. James M. Shackelfor
Doc. 52.-the capture of Clarksville. The following is the official announcement by Commodore Foote of the capture of Clarksville, in Tennessee: Clarksville, Tenn., February 20, 1862. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: We have possession of Clarksville. The citizens being alarmed, two thirds of them have fled, and, having expressed my views and intentions to the Mayor and Hon. Cave Johnson, at their request I have issued a proclamation assuring all peaceably disposed persons that they may with safety resume their business avocations, requiring only the military stores and equipments to be given up, and holding the authorities responsible that this shall be done without reservation. I left Fort Donelson yesterday with the Conestoga, Lieut. Commanding Phelps, and the Cairo, Lieut. Commanding Bryant, on an armed reconnoissance, bringing with me Col. Webster of the Engineer Corps, and chief of Gen. Grant's staff, who, with Lieut. Commanding Phelps, took possessio
Doc. 53.-fight at Occoquan, Va. New-York Herald account. United States steamer Stepping Stones, Occoquan Bay, Potomac River, Feb. 20, 1862. quite a brisk little action has just taken place in Occoquan Bay, between the Stepping Stones and a rebel field-battery of five guns. This morning we ran alongside the Yankee, now the flag-ship, when a rifled twelve-pounder, belonging to that vessel, was put on board of us. The gun, which, while on board the Yankee, had been mounted on a slide, was placed on a field-carriage, in view of our high bulwarks. Lieut. Commanding Eastman came on board, with the gig's crew, to take temporary command. We then cast off, towing the launch Decatur, with a full crew from the Yankee, commanded by Master's Mate Lawrence, a young gentleman that Capt. Eastman generally intrusts with special duties, such as that of to-day. It was evident that something was up, and it soon became certain that Occoquan Bay was to be reconnoitred. We ran up thre
Doc. 59.-message of Gov. Harris. Executive office, Memphis, February 20, 1862. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives: Under your joint resolution, adopted the tenth of February, inst., providing That the Governor and heads of Executive Departments may at any time during the present war, by proclamation of the Governor, temporarily change the seat of government, remove the papers and records in the Executive Departments, and the Governor, by proclamation, shall convene the Legislature, when he deems it necessary, at the place determined upon as the temporary seat of government, and the report of a Legislative Committee from the House, which called upon me upon the sixteenth inst., to inform me that the Legislature was ready to meet at such a time and place as I might designate, I deemed it my duty to remove the records of the government to and convene the Legislature at this city, for the following reasons: The disaster to our arms at Fishing Creek had turned t