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Nashville, Largest city, railroad centre, and capital of the State of Tennessee; population in 1890, 76,168; in 1900, 80,865. The city was the scene of stirring military operations in the Civil War. In February, 1862, General Pillow telegraphed to Nashville while the siege of Fort Donelson was going on: Enemy retreating!
time National gunboats were ascending the Cumberland River to co-operate with the troops.
The Confederates of Nashville were fearfully excited.
The governor of Tennessee (Harris) rode through the streets, and with his associates gathered as many papers as possible at the capitol as concerned themselves and fled by railway to Memp southward, and Nashville was surrendered to the Nationals, Feb. 26, 1862, by the civil authorities.
Andrew Johnson (q. v.) was appointed provisional governor of Tennessee with the military rank of brigadier-general.
He entered upon the duties in Nashville on March 4.
Gen. A. J. Smith had arrived at Nashville when Schofield re