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vers. the avenue to Nashville. Grant's ascent of the Tennessee.capture of Fort Henry. noble and gallant conduct of Gen. Tilghman. battle of Fort Donelson. Johnston's reasons for making a battle there. commands of Buckner, Pillow, and Floyd. scannon range. But there were more than twenty-five hundred Confederate troops in the vicinity, under the command of Gen. Tilghman; and to cover the retreat of these, it became necessary to hold the fort to the last moment, and to sacrifice the smaposition within four or five hundred yards, which would enable him to enfilade the entire works. The only chance for Gen. Tilghman was to delay the enemy every moment possible, and retire his command, now outside the main work, to Fort Donelson. Tort Henry against an armament of fifty-four guns, and an enemy nearly twenty thousand strong, as long as possible. Gen. Tilghman nobly devoted himself to the fate of the garrison, instead of joining the main body of troops retiring towards Fort D
was making dispositions for an attack upon the enemy's right, by which he hoped to overwhelm it and retrieve the day, when he received orders from Pemberton to retreat and bring up the rear. If such an attack was designed, it was too late; the day was already lost. The retreat of the Confederates was by the ford and bridge of Baker's Creek. As soon as the enemy realized that they were leaving the field, he moved forward in heavy force. The retreat was covered with great spirit. Brigadier-Gen. Tilghman, of Loring's command, having become separated from it, was left with less than fifteen hundred effective men to sustain the attack of six or eight thousand of the enemy, with a fine park of artillery. But he was advantageously posted; he not only kept the enemy in check, but repulsed him on several occasions, and thus kept open the only line of retreat left to the army. He was killed as he was serving with his own hands a twelve-pound howitzer. His bold stand saved a large portio