work in the entire theatre of war. It was situated on the west bank of the Cumberland River, north of the town of Dover, on a peculiarly rugged and inaccessible serieee at once fell into the hands of the national forces — the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers were opened to national vessels for hundreds of miles.
Nashville, the cak of reconnoitering down towards Columbus.
or else they were employed on the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers to deter the enemy from erecting batteries along the banl Grant this evening, to proceed with this vessel to Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland river, to co-operate with our Army in that vicinity.
I expect to meet you beforthe latter in an attack on Fort Donelson, situated on the west bank of the Cumberland river, near the town of Dover.
The fort was stronger, both in natural position lke to Admiral Foote.
U. S. Gun-Boat Carondelet, Near Fort Donelson, Cumberland River, Feb. 15th.
Sir:--I arrived here (towed by the Alps) on the 12th instan