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tes— Union with the Confederate States preparation for war organization of troops— General Polk in command occupation of Columbus battle of Belmont. In June, 1796, the Congress of the United States passed an act, approved by President George Washington, providing that, The State of Tennessee is hereby declared to be one of the sixteen United States of America. The framers of the constitution under which admission to the Federal Union was secured, were such men as Andrew Jackson, James Robertson, William Blount, Archibald Roane, John Tipton and their associate delegates, men who were conspicuous for their love of liberty and who had attested their devotion to it at King Mountain. John Sevier, one of the heroes of that famous battle, was the first governor of the new State. Under the political leadership of these men and their successors, the love of religious and political freedom, and patriotic devotion to the State and to the Federal Union, characterized the people of Ten
d that our success is mainly attributed to Lieut. H. S. Bedford, who directed the 10-inch gun. Captain Bidwell, referring to Private John G. Frequa (or Fuqua) in his report, stated that at the highest gun in my battery he stood perfectly upright, calm, cool and collected. I heard him say, Now, boys, see me take a chimney. The chimney [of the vessel] and the flag both fell. Very soon he sent a ball through a porthole and the boat fell back. Captain Beaumont makes honorable mention of Major Robertson, who volunteered to serve one of his guns; also of Sergt. J. S. Martin, Corps. W. H. Proctor and Dan C. Lyle, and of Privates Elisha Downs, Poston Couts, Nelson Davis, Isaac Christie, Wm. Trotter, Thomas Pearce and R. M. Crumpler. But no duty was omitted by officers or men, and Tennessee will always hold in grateful memory the prowess of her sons who manned the heavy guns in the defense of Fort Donelson. On the 15th of February a combined attack was made by the two divisions comman
rds, under a heavy musketry and artillery fire. It was during this advance that the Twentieth Tennessee, Preston's brigade, passing to the right of the Cowan house, engaged the enemy with vigor, captured 25 prisoners and cleared the woods in front. The regiment sustained serious losses, and Col. Thomas B. Smith, referred to by General Preston as a brave and skillful officer, was severely wounded. With Polk's corps, the battle of Murfreesboro opened at sunset on the 30th of December. Robertson's Florida battery was placed in the Triune road, supported by the One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Tennessee and two Alabama regiments of Loomis' brigade, Withers' division. Soon after going into position the battery was assailed by three Federal regiments, which were repulsed, the battery and its supports sustaining serious losses. Darkness suspended hostilities. At daylight on the 31st the attack made by McCown on the extreme left was taken up by Loomis' brigade, acting under orders of
nd Gregg's brigades, and were easily repulsed, except on Gregg's left. The Fiftieth here lost 2 killed and 45 wounded before it moved from its position. Johnson pushed his command forward with orders to attack whenever opportunity permitted. Robertson's brigade of Hood's division advanced on the right of the Fiftieth, and the enemy was driven back with loss. About this time General Gregg ventured out too far in front of his brigade to reconnoiter the enemy's position, and endeavoring to return was shot through the neck and fell from his horse. While the enemy was taking his spurs, sword and other valuables from his person, Robertson's Texans dashed forward and gained possession of the general and his horse, and inflicted serious. punishment on the enemy. General Johnson, referring to the incident, declared that General Gregg was an able officer in command of a good brigade. Johnson's brigade, under Colonel Fulton, after advancing 600 yards received a deadly fire of artill