on the night of the 15th
escape of Floyd and Pillow
Buckner proposes surrender
the capitulation nd to open a way for themselves to Nashville.
Pillow says: We had fought the battle to open the wayan must judge for himself in such matters; but Pillow declared that he would follow Floyd's examplefrom the enemy.— Floyd's Supplementary Report. Pillow escaped on a hand-flat, and Colonel Forrest, ctertained by the junior officers, of Floyd and Pillow's behavior is clearly expressed.
After their ort Henry in greater strength; but I knew that Pillow would not come out of his works to fight, and I believed he would fight behind his works.
Pillow was in command of Fort Donelson until the 13ththree thousand rebels got away with Floyd; and Pillow also says that several thousand infantry escapaking at the least one thousand with Forrest.
Pillow reckons the rebel losses during the siege at teir way through the national lines.
Floyd, Pillow, and Buckner, as well as their subordinates, a