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el, permit me to congratulate you upon your escape from the terrible, fire to which you exposed yourself continually, during both actions, without receiving any dangerous wounds; and also to thank you for giving your brigade and our regiment, an opportunity to asist so materially in the consummation of the great victory. I am, Colonel, your most obedient servant, Fred. Arn, Major Thirty-first Indiana Volunteers. [D.] headquarters Forty-Fourth Regt. Indiana Vols., Fort Henry, February 18, 1861. Col. Charles Cruft, Commanding First Brigade, Third Division: Sir: On the morning of Saturday, February fifteenth, the Forty-fourth regiment, Indiana volunteers, left their bivouac near the enemy's lines and marched to the attack on Fort Donelson. By order of Gen. McClernand we first took position near the battery, (which was afterward assaulted by the rebels.) In this position the enemy's shot passed over our heads. Shortly afterward we were ordered forward into line with our br