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, Colonel Mackall, assistant adjutant-general, wrote to General Polk: General Johnston directs you to send Lieutenant Dixon to Fort Donelson instantly, with orders to mount the guns at that place for the defense of the river. Lieutenant-Colonel McGavock was also ordered to remain in vigilant command. Another letter, of October 17th, says: General Johnston orders you to hasten the armament of the works at Fort Donelson, and the obstructions below the place at which a post was inbe sent you. General and specific directions were also issued to all the staff departments to furnish Major Gilmer funds, tools, materials, subsistence, transportation, and other facilities for the construction of the defenses; and Lieutenant-Colonel McGavock was ordered to work his troops day and night until the guns at Fort Donelson were protected by parapets. The objections to the sites of the forts were quite apparent; but the purpose to maintain, instead of removing them, was not t
ted about half a mile in the rear. The ground in front of my line (2,600 feet in length) was sloping down to a ravine, and was heavily timbered. Heiman's brigade was arranged as follows, from right to left: Tenth Tennessee, Lieu. tenant-Colonel McGavock ; Fifty-third Tennessee, Colonel Abernethy; battery light artillery, Captain Frank Maney; eight companies of the Forty-eighth Tennessee, Colonel Voorhies; eight companies of the Twenty-seventh Alabama, Colonel Hughes. Quarles's regiment, th was thirty-nine in killed and wounded. Heiman's position has already been described. A salient to the Confederate centre, it was the most elevated and advanced point on the line. Here was posted his brigade: the Tenth Tennessee, Lieutenant-Colonel McGavock; the Forty-eighth Tennessee, Colonel Voorhies; the Fifty-third Tennessee, Lieutenant-Colonel Winston; the Twenty-seventh Alabama, Colonel Hughes; and Maney's light battery-in all about 1,700 strong. Badeau says of the Federal operatio