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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fort Donelson, (search)
iver navy going up the Tennessee to the fertile cotton regions of the heart of the Confederacy. Foote sent Lieut.-Com. S. L. Phelps, with three vessels, to reconnoitre the borders Fort Donelson. oeorganized his army in three divisions, under Generals McClernand, Smith, and Lew. Wallace. Commodore Foote returned to Cairo to take his mortar-boats up the Cumberland River to assist in the attack.re compelled to retire, after receiving 140 shots and having fifty-four men killed and wounded. Foote returned to Cairo to repair damages and to bring up a sufficient naval force to assist in carrying on the siege. Grant resolved to wait for the return of Foote and the arrival of reinforcements. But he was not allowed to wait. On the night of the 14th the Confederate leaders held a council, could not comply without orders, for which he sent.--Grant was away, in consultation with Commodore Foote, who had arrived. Again McClernand sent for help, saying his flank was turned. Wallace
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Edes, Henry Herbert, 1849- (search)
Edes, Henry Herbert, 1849- Historian; born in Charlestown, Mass., March 29, 1849; is a member of many historical societies, and the author of History of the Harward Church in Charlestown; Historical sketch of Charlestown; editor of Wyman's genealogies and estates of Charlestown; Foote's annals of King's Chapel, Boston, etc.; and a contributor to the Memorial history of Boston.