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General Pillow's report.

We publish this morning General Pillow's report of the defence of Fort Donelson. It is an exceedingly interesting paper. It shows with what heroism our men dissipated the victory in the prolonged struggle against the overwhelming forces of the adversary. The country, while it must ever feel mortification at the surrender of so many thousand men at Fort Donelson, will be proud of the determination of Generals Floyd and Pillow never to surrender. The contest was one of which we may be justly vain; it was a glorious proof of the bravery and constancy of our soldiers.--The surrender was a sad, and, as yet, not satisfactorily explained conclusion to a glorious struggle.

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