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r ammunition exhausted.
Our friends, the Blues, fought with great bravery, and could the public fully understand their course of action, they would receive some decided demonstration of approval.
The same can be said of Capt. Coles's company, Capt. Dickenson's, the McCulloch Rangers, and other companies — but I am forestalling my letter of to-morrow.
And now, Good night.
Richmond Enquirer account.
While doubt and anxiety pervades the public mind as to the disaster at Fort Donelson, the sad and melancholy affair at Roanoke Island seems temporarily forgotten.
We are in possession of facts connected with that fight, which we shall lay before the public for calm and impartial judgment.
On the morning of the sixth February, sixty vessels of the enemy appeared to the south of Roanoke Island.
All day they were assembling, and early on the morning of the seventh, the signal for their advance was given.
The command of Gen. Wise was at Nag's Head, there being no accom
e after proper arrangements are made, as ordered herein, the forces hereby called out will be removed to their respective rendezvous.
The Commander-in-Chief relies upon your activity and promptness in the execution of this order.
It is your attention to duty that will make efficient soldiers of your commands.
By command of Isham G. Harris. W. C. Whitthorne, Adjutant-General.
Proclamation — to the people of Tennessee.
Executive Department, February 19, 1862.
The fall of Fort Donelson, so bravely and so gloriously defended, and accomplished only by vastly superior numbers, opened the approaches to your State, which is now to become the grand theatre wherein a brave people will show to the world, by their heroism and suffering, that they are worthy to be, what they have solemnly declared themselves to be, freemen.
Tennesseeans, the soil of your State is polluted with the footstep of the invader.
Your brethren of the advance guard have fallen — nobly yielding life i
including the gallant struggles at Forts Henry and Donelson, has been engaged in active operations ever since ween Cairo and Fort Henry, on the Tennessee, and Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland, but what claims a friendly ir or more gallant officer never trod a plank.
Fort Donelson, as we passed it, seemed more formidable than evmorning, the sixteenth inst., the day upon which Fort Donelson surrendered, the impression was prevalent in Nasy gunboats.
We can whip you even-handed, said a Fort Donelson prisoner to me, on land, but d — n your gunboatsa portion of which we append:
The fight at Fort Donelson, on the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth of inspire had been well-nigh dispelled by the way Fort Donelson was holding out. It was better located, and stro
The latest out, and plenty of it. Fort Donelson has fallen, and Nashville is surrendered!
They d by a courier, with the news that our forces at Fort Donelson were surrounded, and must surrender.
They are n