battle of Dover and capitulation of Fort Donelson— New Madrid and Island no.10
evacuation of Nashville.
Gen. George B. Crittenden, commanding the Confederate forces in east Tennessee, under datese being to turn the enemy's right wing and march out on the Wynn's Ferry road to fall back on Nashville.
After several fierce combats in cooperation with the left division he reports that he led thartment.
On the 14th he telegraphed General Floyd: If you lose the fort, bring your troops to Nashville, if possible.
Roger Hanson in his report said that up to the time (1 o'clock p. m. of the 15tthat 2,000 prisoners, including General Mackall, had surrendered and were prisoners of war.
Nashville had been defended at Fort Donelson.
The surrender of one made it necessary to abandon the oth the Federal army, who had been in front of Bowling Green with an army of 40,000 men, occupied Nashville as soon as it was abandoned by the Confederate forces, and began the movement of his troops th