the people, six or seven thousand in number and containing at least one thousand fighting men, were rising and turning out armed — there were but five or six Union families in the city.
We had not the sign of artillery but a little bell-muzzled piece Col. Andrews had patched up at Donelson and brought along — a grapeshot could not be put in its chamber; we have no ammunition for that!
Under these circumstances we thought it madness to hold out, and we unanimously advised Colonel Mason to surrender.
N. J. Harter, First Lieutenant, company I, Seventy-first.
Isaac Mason, Second Lieutenant, company C.
Ira L. Morris, First Lieutenant, company C.
Smith H. Clark, Captain, company D.
J. R. Woodward, Captain, company C.
T. W. Bowen, Captain, company K.
C. H. Kraum, Captain, company F.
Sol. J. Houck, Captain, company I.
Thos. T. Moore, Adjutant.
Wm. H. Callender, Captain, company E.
H. M. Drury, Lieutenant, company D.
L. W. Beanar, Lieutenant, company