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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.54 (search)
gave McClellan the substance of an interview he had at Memphis with Pillow regarding the subject of neutrality. It is certain that he visited Pillow, and it was generally understood that through Buckner's representations an immediate advance by the Southern forces into Kentucky was of Magoffin and the rampant secessionists of Kentucky, to keep out Pillow's Tennesseeans without receiving from the Union commander some pledkner to be clothed with the necessary power or influence to prevent Pillow's advance is admitted in his protest of June 11th, which in some sohould be invaded by the secession forces, then collecting under General Pillow. Buckner was very anxious that the Federal forces should respecky, and stated that he would do his best to preserve it, and drive Pillow out should he cross the boundary line. I could assent to this onlyglass, of Chicago. Buckner had just then returned from a visit to Pillow, and he clearly showed by his conversation that he understood my de
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.58 (search)
from their gun to the rear of the ridge, where a regiment of infantry was held in reserve. General Pillow, observing what had transpired, came up hurriedly to a detachment of my battery and inquiredher killed or wounded. We, however, in a brief time succeeded in reaching the deserted gun. General Pillow at once directed the cannon himself, and a few shots from us soon disabled the enemy's pieceid not exceed 13,000 available men. This statement was made in my presence by Generals Floyd and Pillow, on the steamer from Fort Donelson, to Nashville, Tennessee, February 16, 1862. Hostilities oduring the late war. Capitulation. That night a council of war was held by Generals Floyd, Pillow, and Buckner. This was, indeed, a critical condition of affairs. Owing to the peculiar situation full head of steam and proceed up the river as speedily as possible. Thus Generals Floyd and Pillow made their escape from Fort Donelson and reached Nashville the next morning. The most of the