Reported rebel loss in killed and wounded was fourteen thousand five hundred and sixty.
We captured six pieces of their artillery.
After the battle of Murfreesboro, or Stone River, the enemy took position at Shelbyville and Tullahoma, and the winter and spring were passed in raids and unimportant skirmishes.
On the third of February, Generals Wheeler, Forrest, and Wharton invested Fort Donelson and demanded its capitulation.
This was promptly refused by its commander, Colonel Harding.
After an obstinate attack, which lasted all day, the rebels retired, with an estimated loss of nine hundred.
Our loss in the fort was thirteen killed and fifty-one wounded.
On the fourth of March, Colonel Coburn, with one thousand eight hundred and forty-five men, attempted a reconnoissance from Franklin toward Springfield, encountering on his way Van Dorn's rebel column, estimated at seven thousand five hundred.
The enemy retreated, drawing Colonel Coburn into a gorge, where h