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[160] Colonel Lauman, companies A and G were out skirmishing. I despatched Adjutant Duncan to bring them up, which was splendidly done, and he performed all other duties required promptly and effectively. Surgeon Parker was on duty at the hospital; Assistant-Surgeon Finley performed faithful service in attending to the wounded; Quartermaster Dorr was performing his duty in forwarding supplies β€” his energy and efficiency cannot be too highly praised; the color-bearer, Sergeant Grannis, showed much coolness amid the sharp fire of the enemy; and, without particularizing, every commissioned officer of the regiment performed his duties with bravery and without flinching. The same may be said of the non-commissioned officers and privates, with but few exceptions.

The following is a list of the killed and wounded:

Lieut.-Col. J. P. Coulter, wounded in the thigh slightly.

Company A.--Killed, E. C. Buckner. Wounded, F. B. Reed, left hand, not severe.

Company B.--Killed, J. J. Stillman. Wounded, Joseph Starts, left arm amputated; Henry Fry, head, severe, will probably recover; Sergt. J. P. Jackson, thigh, not severe; Jesse Thayer, left fore-finger shot off; Edwin Wood, slight; Westley Bort, slight.

Company C.--Wounded, First Lieut. D. B. Henderson, under chin, doing well; W. B. Warner, right thigh, severe, not dangerous; W. W. Quivy, near right ear, slight.

Company D.--Wounded, Sergt. C. W. Calder, right thigh, severe; John Rowin, left thumb shot off.

Company E.--Wounded, Charles Switzer, left cheek, slight; Seth J. Crowherst, right wrist, slight; Ethan A. King, right arm, slight, and right leg severe.

Company F.--Wounded, R. C. Palmer, head, not severe; Geo. Kent, same; James M. Taylor, right shoulder, slight; Wm. Kirchner, injured by dirt thrown from breast-works by a cannon-ball, slightly.

Company G.--Wounded, Christ Christopheson, struck by a spent ball, not severe.

Company H.--Wounded, A. J. Price, right thigh, not severe; J. B. Flaniken, same.

Company I.--Wounded, Theoph. Eaton, thumb shot off; Patrick McManus, not severe; Thomas Wilson, thigh shattered.

Company K.--Wounded, Corporal William Mathews, thigh, slight; John H. Johnson, hand, slight.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant.

J. J. Woods, Colonel Twelfth Iowa Infantry.

Colonel Bausenwein's report.

headquarters Fifty-Eighth Reg. O. V. I., Fort Donelson, February 18.
C. P. Buckingham, Adjutant-General of Ohio:
dear sir: The Fifty-eighth Ohio regiment was the first regiment on the enemy's battery; the flags presented by the ladies of Columbus the first planted on the battery; the band the first playing our national air, β€œThe Star-Spangled Banner.” We took upward of two thousand prisoners, ten cannon, one twelve-pound howitzer, (the day previous, Saturday,) and one thousand boxes of ammunition. We were seven hours in the fire, guarding our advance batteries, lost but two men, seven wounded, among them two officers, when at the same moment the rebels lost heavy. In our front we found nine of them within one hundred yards of our right column, dead and dying. They now report freely that the fire from our regiment was the most disastrous, and proved too strong for them to secure all the dead and wounded, and consequently the nine were left on the field. We found hundreds piled in near the Fort, where we made our last attack. Our regiment was ordered to squat when the enemy made their charge, and a little ravine made our protection, the fire of our enemy literally covering our troops with brush and tree-tops, generally aiming too high. The commander here has granted to us, for this valuable service, and because our troops made the last decisive charge, has allowed us four cannon, for which we need an artillery camp, which I hope you will aid us in obtaining. I desire to do good service; am confident I have used my every energy, to aid in the great victory, and trust to have your regard when I have no other person's. I desire to remain in this country, and hope ardently that this war may soon close, and the American citizens live in peace and harmony, connected in one general interest, united in one cause, to sustain liberty. I have found in Columbus many good friends, who have aided me in the purpose for which I came here β€” to sustain liberty. I shall never forget those, I feel under particular obligations to you. Lieut.-Col. Kemper, the bearer of these lines, was by my side during all the attacks, never flinching, ever ready to carry out my orders with promptitude and despatch. He can verbally give you every information which may be of interest to you. I have some four thousand muskets, revolvers, bowie-knives, etc., now under guard, and thousands of tents, provisions of enormous bulk, in fact, everything of war implements. Hundreds of horses and mules. Our company officers walk no more; they are supplied with secesh saddles, horses, and mules, and happiness beams from their eyes and lips. So good by, and my best regards to Gov. Tod, and others who remember me.

Bausenwein, Col. Fifty-eighth Regiment, O. V. Infantry.

Report of Brig.-Gen. Cullum.

Cairo, February 17, 1862.
To Major-General MeClellan:
The Union flags floats over Fort Donelson. The Carondelet, Capt. Walke, brings the glorious intelligence.

The Fort surrendered at nine o'clock yesterday (Sunday) morning. Gens. Johnston (A. Sidney) and Buckner, and fifteen thousand prisoners, and a large amount of material of war are the trophies of the victory. Loss heavy on both sides.

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