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n front of Donelson, McClernand occupied the Federal right, Smith the left, and Wallace the centre. It is extremely diffight, opposite Pillow, and reaching nearly around to Dover. Smith's brigades, as they came up, drew off to the left, and rest, facing Buckner. Grant's headquarters were in the rear of Smith's line. Such was the situation on the night of February 12s from Graves's battery. About ten o'clock in the morning, Smith made an attack on Hanson's position, but was repulsed with ost about 300 men in killed and wounded. The assault by Smith on Buckner was one of these smart fights; that of McClernan, and giving him, in addition, the Seventeenth Illinois, Major Smith, and the Forty-ninth Illinois, Colonel Morrison, orderedme fifteen minutes, gave way. The Forty-fifth Illinois, Colonel Smith, was brought up to their support, and again they attempas spent in putting them in position on the centre, between Smith and McClernand. These arrangements occupied the whole day.