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ion, will advance up the east bank of the Tennessee River, as fast as it can be securely done, and fast as possible. The west bank of the Tennessee River, not having been reconnoitred, the comman S. Flag-ship Cincinnati, off Fort Henry, Tennessee River, Feb. 6. The gunboats under my command., I made an attack on Fort Henry, on the Tennessee River, with the iron-clad gunboats Cincinnati, manding Phelps, with his division, up the Tennessee River, as I had previously directed, and as wilal days concluded that Fort Henry, on the Tennessee River, near the boundary line dividing the Stathe Fort is situated on the right bank of the Tennessee, about seventy miles above its junction withmidway the two places, the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers, which open into the heart of the secedede gunboats sent by Commodore Foote up the Tennessee River to destroy the railroad at Clarksville, athe back, at the railroad bridge over the Tennessee River. The great medicine-man, Beauregard, com
Forces in Western Waters. Lieut. Phelps's report. United States gunboat Conestoga, Tennessee River, February 10, 1862. Flag-Officer A. H. Foote, United States Navy, Commanding Naval Forces Wrrender of Fort Henry on the sixth instant, I proceeded, in obedience to your order, up the Tennessee River with the Tyler, Lieutenant Commanding Gwin; Lexington, Lieutenant Commanding Shirk, and thiry 12. I have just learned the following interesting particulars of an expedition up the Tennessee River. The telegraph has, I believe, meagrely sketched some of the facts. What I give you is exnry, Commodore Foote gave orders to Capt. S. L. Phelps, of the Conestoga, to proceed up the Tennessee River, in command of a division consisting of the Tyler, under, the command of Lieut. Gwin; the Lplies. This was a heavy blow to the enemy. Two rebel boats are still known to be in the Tennessee River, and are doubtless hidden in some of the creeks, where they will be found when there is tim
n in this hotly contested but unequal fight, behaved with the greatest gallantry and determination, all deploring the accident which rendered two of our gunboats helpless in the narrow river and swift current. On consultation with General Grant and my own officers — as my services here, until we can repair damages by bringing up a competent force from Cairo to attack the Fort, are much less required than they are at Cairo — I shall proceed to that place. I have sent the Tyler to the Tennessee River to render the railroad bridge impassable. A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer Commanding Naval Force Western Division. Official despatch from Commodore Foote. Cairo, ill., February 17. To Hon. G. Welles, Secretary of the Navy: The Carondelet has just arrived from Fort Donelson, and, brings information of the capture of that Fort by the land forces yesterday morning, with fifteen thousand prisoners. Johnston and Buckner are taken prisoners. Loss heavy on both sides. Floyd escaped wi
th inst., to inform me that the Legislature was ready to meet at such a time and place as I might designate, I deemed it my duty to remove the records of the government to and convene the Legislature at this city, for the following reasons: The disaster to our arms at Fishing Creek had turned the right flank of our army, and left the country from Cumberland Gap to Nashville exposed to the advance of the Union army. The fall of Fort Henry had given the enemy the free navigation of the Tennessee River, through which channel he had reached the southern boundary of Tennessee, and the fall of Fort Donelson left the Cumberland River open to his gunboats and transports, enabling him to penetrate the heart of the State, and reach its capital at any time within a few hours, when he should see proper to move upon it. Immediately upon hearing of the fall of Fort Donelson, I called upon Gen. Johnston and rendered to him all the resources of the State which could be made available, with my f
Doc. 72.-fight at Pittsburgh, Tenn. Commodore Foote's report. Cairo, March 3, 1862. Hon. Gideon Welles: Lieut. Commanding Shirk has this moment arrived from the Tennessee River, and brings full despatches from Lieut. Commanding Gwin, of the gunboat Tyler, a synopsis of which is, that the two gunboats proceeded up to Pittsburgh, near the Mississippi line, where a rebel battery was opened upon them, consisting of six guns, one of them being rifled, which were soon silenced by the guur most obedient servant, James W. Shirk, Lieutenant Commanding. To Flag-Officer A. H. Foote, Commanding U. S. Naval Forces, Cairo, Ill. Chicago post narrative. Cairo, Monday, March 3. The discovery of a new rebel battery on the Tennessee River, mentioned by telegraph, was made in this wise. Hearing that the rebels were planting a new battery somewhere near Savannah, the wooden gunboats Tyler and Lexington were ordered to make a reconnaissance up the river and shell them out. The
and an army of four thousand men, to take possession of a town which he knew to be empty. However, I will not discuss this point, but will merely narrate the occupation, by the Federal troops, of the Gibraltar of America, as our Southern brethren have been prone to style what will be better known as Columbus, Ky., with such details connected therewith as have come under my observation after a residence of six hours. The steamboat Lexington arrived at Cairo on Monday morning from the Tennessee River, where she had been engaging the enemy to a small extent. It was rumored that she came down for reenforcements, and that several iron-clad gunboats would be sent back with her. In the afternoon the St. Louis, Carondelet, and Pittsburgh got up steam, and toward evening anchored in the river. The belief up to this time was that the destination of the fleet was Florence, Alabama. At ten o'clock at night, however, it leaked out, despite the efforts at secrecy on the part of military offi
e fleet of boats, at Pittsburgh Landing, on the Tennessee River, and by your orders marched beyond the crest of Lieutenant Commmanding Division of Gunboats on Tennessee River. To Flag-Officer A. H. Foote, Commanding Naval ort. camp Shiloh, near Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee River, April 8, 1862. Capt. F. Knefler, A. A. Generalusively, from the movements of the enemy on the Tennessee River, and from reliable sources of information, thattern and Southern States, by operating from the Tennessee River, between Crump's Landing and Eastport, as a basposition under Gen. Grant, on the west bank of the Tennessee, at Pittsburgh and in the direction of Savannah, bre successfully pushing the enemy back upon the Tennessee River, and though supported on the immediate field byral army, then encamped near Pittsburgh, on the Tennessee River. After a hard-fought battle of ten hours, th disorder from his position, and pursued to the Tennessee River, where, under the cover of the gunboats, he was
and fifty feet. Prisoners taken report that five regiments of infantry, and eighteen hundred cavalry, were stationed at the bridge. The campaign is ended, and I now occupy Huntsville in perfect security, while all of Alabama, north of Tennessee River, floats no flag but that of the Union. O. M. Mitchel, Brig.-General Commanding Third Division. Chicago Tribune account. Bridgeport, Ala., April 30, 1862. Gen. Mitchel has finished his campaign by the complete victory which he gade a detour to the left, with his whole force, and after marching a mile, came upon a road which led to Bridgeport. He immediately started for this point, and after an hour's weary march, approached the rebel fortifications, on the bank of the Tennessee. This march was one of incredible difficulty and danger. General Mitchel was placing himself, with five regiments of infantry, two companies of cavalry, and two pieces of artillery, between two divisions of the enemy, much stronger combined t