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y, and from General Tilghman, during the 4th and 5th of February, breathe a confident spirit. In transmitting Colonel Heiman's dispatch, General Tilghman telegraphed, 4 P. M., February 4th, to Colonel Mackall: Better send two regiments to Danville, subject to my orders. An hour later he telegraphed: The landing of the enemy is between rivers, perhaps from both rivers. Give me all the help you can, light battery included. Off for Henry. On the 5th, at 8 A. M., General Tilghseriously. Enemy evidently intend to prevent us landing troops or supplies at fort, and they can do it. If you can reinforce strongly and quickly, we have a glorious chance to overwhelm the enemy. Move by Clarksville to Donelson, and across to Danville, Tennessee River railroad-crossing, twenty miles above Henry. where transports will be ready. Enemy said to be intrenching below. My plans are to concentrate closely in and under Henry. This dispatch was received on February 6th by Gene