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1 Gen. Grant's official dispatch says: “In a little over one hour, all the batteries were silenced.” Com. Foote says: “The Rebel flag was hauled down after a very severe and closely contested action of one hour and fifteen minutes.” Gen. Tilghman says he surrendered “after an engagement of two hours and ten minutes.” The time probably seemed longer on that side than on ours.
2 Tilghman says he surrendered 66 beside his staff (11), and 16 on the hospital-boat; and adds that his escaping force was overtaken, some three miles from Fort Henry, by our cavalry, who were easily repulsed, but who picked up about 20 of his stragglers, while several of his field-guns were lost on the way, owing to poor teams and bad roads.
4 Since Jan. 18.
5 Feb. 13.
7 The Richmond Dispatch has a letter from one of the officers, dated Augusta. Ga., Feb. 22, who says: “Our troops number about 18,000.” The Nashville Patriot, of about Feb. 19, gives a list of the regiments present, with the strength of each, which foots up 13,829, and is evidently incomplete.
8 Feb. 12.
9 Feb. 13.
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