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w-Orleans, or by a flank movement reaching Memphis, Columbus, Nashville, or Bowling Green. An entrance has been effected into the Confederacy at a point where they Henry: When the rebels took possession of Columbus, and made a stand at Bowling Green, they saw the necessity of also shutting the two gates midway the two placeer. The points selected are below the railroad which connects Memphis with Bowling Green, thus guarding against any interruption of communication, matter very imporof the Nashville and Memphis Railroad, thus severing the connection between Bowling Green and Columbus, and threatening the rear of both these important points. Genng of a development which has for its speedy maturity either the capture of Bowling Green and Columbus, or the evacuation of both — more probably the latter. The sp Fort Henry, February 9, 1862. Col. W. W. Mackall, A. A. General, C. S. A., Bowling Green: sir: Through the courtesy of Brig.-Gen. U. S. Grant, commanding Federal
chell's division, after their advance upon Bowling Green: General order no. 70. headquarteris completed! We are now in possession of Bowling Green. Last night, at about nine o'clock, Col. s more than the fact that, in the run from Bowling Green, a dozen of the thieving rascals were madeccupied the Western Manassas of the enemy, Bowling Green. Y. S. Providence journal account. Bowling Green, February 16. The last few days have been days of excitement and trial. Last Tutroyed. On the second day, we started for Bowling Green. The next morning was cold, with about anttery dashed by in fine style, and reached Bowling Green about ten o'clock. We heard the cannon roand reached the banks of the river opposite Bowling Green about two o'clock, I think, thus making tht they had. But though within a mile of Bowling Green, we were powerless to interfere, for thereart of the town, that there was any fire. Bowling Green had a population of about two thousand fiv[6 more...]
was obliged to evacuate or surrender. Large quantities of artillery and stores were captured. H. W. Halleck. General Cullum's report. Columbus, Ky., March 4, 1862. To Major-General McClellan: Columbus, the Gibraltar of the West, is ours, and Kentucky is free, thanks to the brilliant strategy of the campaign, by which the enemy's centre was pierced at Forts Henry and Donelson, his wings isolated from each other and turned, compelling thus the evacuation of his stronghold of Bowling Green first, and now Columbus. The flotilla under Flag-Officer Foote consisted of six gunboats, commanded by Capts. Dove, Walke, Stemble, Paulding, Thompson and Shirk, and four mortar-boats, in charge of Capt. Phelps, United States Navy, assisted by Lieut. Ford, advance corps United States Army, and three transports, conveying Col. Buford's Twenty-seventh Illinois regiment, and a battalion of the Fifty-fourth and Seventy-fourth Ohio, and Fifty-fifth Illinois, commanded by Majors Andrews and