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. On the 5th General Johnston ordered a regiment, just armed, from Nashville to Donelson, and on the 6th Colonel Smith's regiment from Tuscumbia, Alabama. He also ordered Floyd, on the 6th, to proceed with his command from Russellville to Clarksville, without a moment's delay, and at the same time sent all the rolling-stock he could command to take the troops. Before any concentration could possibly have been made, Tilghman had surrendered. On leaving Fort Donelson Tilghman ordered Colonel Head to hold his own and Sugg's regiment, together about 750 strong, ready to move at a moment's notice, with two pieces of artillery; and on the morning of the 5th he ordered him, if no advance had been made against Fort Donelson, to take position at the Furnace, half-way on the road to Fort Henry. This gave him more than 4,000 men confronting Grant with his column of 12,000 men, on the east bank of the Tennessee; though, of course, it was in Grant's power to draw reinforcements from Smith,
in the valley, was the Thirtieth Tennessee, Colonel Head; and to his left, on the adjoining eminenceth his brigade and the Forty-second Tennessee. Head's regiment, the Thirtieth Tennessee, was to rep pressure, Buckner also shared in the assault. Head's regiment did not reach him at the appointed t for an assault on the Confederate right, where Head had replaced Buckner. But whether he understoo nor why Heiman's command was not dispatched to Head's support or put into the fight. What occurredthe position about the close of the action. Head's regiment, the Thirtieth Tennessee, occupied B, mere militia, and had been at Fort Henry. Colonel Head was patriotic and able in civil affairs, bu dispositions were scarcely completed, when Colonel Head in person galloped into the fort, and direcart of the line was occupied by a small part of Head's regiment, under command of Major Turner. HanBailey's, Quarles's, Sugg's, and the balance of Head's regiments, all of which arrived after the for[1 more...]