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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
situation at the bend of the Cumberland, about half a mile below Clarkesville. It commanded the River up and down. The mouth of the Red Rivehile lying at Clarksville, looking down the River. the river to Clarkesville (a city on its right bank, of about two thousand inhabitants bef, in defiance of the wishes and remonstrances of the citizens of Clarkesville, set fire to the fine railway bridge that spanned the river at tnal flag over the fort. Two-thirds of the terrified citizens of Clarkesville had fled when Foote arrived. At the suggestion of the late veneeral Smith, with the advance of the National army, marched up to Clarkesville and took command there; while Foote returned to Cairo for more g on the 25th, and on the same morning the Conestoga arrived from Clarkesville, as a convoy to transports bearing a considerable body of troopss troops and munitions of war. When Foote returned to Cairo from Clarkesville, he collected a flotilla of six gun-boats, commanded respectivel