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nd in return about the same number of guns were brought to bear by the rebels upon the boats. As soon as the four boats were sufficiently advanced, the Lexington, Tyler, and Conestoga reached the head of the island, elevated their guns and joined in the fight, taking deliberate aim and dropping their shells into the Fort and camp.nati fired one hundred and twelve shot; the St. Louis one hundred and sixteen; the Carondelet about one hundred; the Essex fifty-five; the Conestoga, Lexington and Tyler, a few each; making in all about four hundred shot. The rebels replied spiritedly and with good aim, which is highly praised by Commodore Foote. They fired ovee gunboats were engaged — the Cincinnati, (the flag-ship,) the Essex, the Carondelet, and the St. Louis. These moving up towards the Fort abreast — the Conestoga, Tyler and Lexington remaining behind, but within easy hail. The order of the approach was, the Essex on the right; next to her the Cincinnati, then the St. Louis, and t
rence, Ala. Com. Foote's special order. United States gunboat Tyler, Paducah, February 2. Lieutenant Commanding Phelps will, as soon as the Fort shall have been surrendered, upon a signal from the flag-ship, proceed with the Conestoga, Tyler, and Lexington, up the river to where the railroad bridge crosses, and, if the army shall not have already got possession, he will destroy so much of the track as will entirely prevent its use by the rebels. He will then proceed as far up the ripressed into the service, and all were badly armed. Captain Phelps determined to make a land attack on this encampment. Lieut Shirk, with thirty riflemen, went on board the Conestoga, leaving his vessel to guard the Eastport. The Conestoga and Tyler went up toward the encampment, but after landing one hundred and thirty riflemen, and a twelve-pound howitzer, it was discovered that the rebels had left. A large quantity of stores, shoes, etc., were found on the ground, the fugitives having be
the night, however, all damage was repaired, and this morning she is as ready for active service as ever. The total loss on the Louisville was six killed and eight or ten wounded. One of the other gunboats had some of her woodwork shot shot away, but was not materially damaged. The iron boats in action were: Louisville, Capt. B. M. Dove. St. Louis, Lieut.-Com. Paulding. Carondelet, Lieut.-Com. Kelte. Mound City, Lieut.-Com.-----. The other three boats were the wooden ones — Tyler, Lexington, and Conestoga. There is a boat about to leave for Cairo, and I have concluded to mail this without awaiting the result of the final assault. Affairs look encouraging — the Fort is completely invested, and will probably be stormed either this afternoon or tomorrow morning. The rebels have a flag flying from the Fort which is thought to be a black one. Fort Donelson, Tenn., Monday, Feb. 17, 1862. My last letter closed with the doings of our troops up to Friday night, and
orable re treat — to revisit the battle-field of Bull Run. A ride of four miles, not as of old, between fenced and fruitful wheat-fields, but between bar ren stretches, covered with interminable rebel huts, brought our party to the gorge where Tyler fired his first gun on the morning of that Sunday battle. We were now far ahead of the army's vanguard. Cols. Davies and Kilpatrick, of the Harris light cavalry, had indeed assured us of their last night's presence at Manassas Junction, and of eighteenth July was fought. At the Ford we found still existing Butler's house, in which Beauregard was dining at the commencement of that action; and in the roof of the house was visible the very hole made by the shell which Lieut. Babbitt (of Tyler's artillery) aimed so skilfully as to disturb the rebel engineer at his noontide meal. I saw again the same thicket in which the Massachusetts skirmishers were enveloped by so murderous a fire. Forsan meminisse olim hoec juvabit. And so we kept
brigade, which, under its fearless leader, Colonel Tyler, marched forward with alacrity and enthusiere necessarily entrusted to his direction. Col. Tyler, commanding Third brigade, has won my admirais juncture, I ordered the Third brigade, Col. E. B. Tyler, Seventh Ohio, commanding, composed of thsay, without doing injustice to others, that Col. Tyler deserves the highest commendations for the g Very respectfully, your obedient servant, E. B. Tyler, Col. Commanding Third Brigade, Shields' Dit. In conjunction with Colonels Kimball and Tyler, the following infantry regiments were drawn uat ground was strewn with dead and wounded. Gen. Tyler lost there his aid, Lieut. Williamson of theo keep my flanks from being turned, and I held Tyler's brigade in reserve, to operate against any pto the desperate struggle. At this juncture Col. Tyler was reinforced by five companies of the FiftC. Sullivan, of Indiana, and the third by Col. E. B. Tyler, of Ohio, whose command, leading the righ[15 more...]