age to Halleck.
the Army in front of Donelson.
the gun-boats push up the Tennessee river.
burning of the Confederate transports.
Fort Donelson and its strategic nry still urged him to take Fort Donelson; that is, to get the control of the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers and be able to penetrate into the heart of Tennessee withe batteries before the army made its assault.
But the great rise in the Tennessee River prevented Grant from completing his proposed movement.
The water overflowntucky and Tennessee at once fell into the hands of the national forces — the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers were opened to national vessels for hundreds of miles.
g down towards Columbus.
or else they were employed on the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers to deter the enemy from erecting batteries along the banks; also to assureo tidings of you here tonight.
The Taylor has just returned from up the Tennessee River, as far as navigable.
She, with the Lexington and Conestoga, destroyed or