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5th, he wrote: I am now nearly ready for Paducah, should not telegram arrive preventing the movement. Getting no reply, he started at ten and a half o'clock that night, with two regiments and a light battery; he also took two gunboats, the naval force in that neighborhood being under his control. He was delayed at Mound City, by an accident to one of his transports, but arrived at Paducah at half-past 8 on the morning of the 6th. The city was seized without a gun being fired, Brigadier-General Tilghman and his staff, of the rebel army, with a company of recruits, hurrying out of the town by the railroad, south, while Grant was getting ashore. A force of thirty-eight hundred rebels was reported to be sixteen miles off, and rebel flags and stores were found in the town; but this movement saved Paducah and the control of the Ohio river. Grant stayed in town only until noon, when, leaving a sufficient garrison, he returned to Cairo, where he received Fremont's permission to take Pa
ndred men, Two thousand seven hundred and thirty-four.—Tilghman's Re-port. under command of Brigadier-General Tilghman. Brigadier-General Tilghman. The main fortification was on the eastern bank; it was a strong field-work, with bastioned front, defended by seventeen heaver; See report of Colonel Gilmer, rebel engineer. General Tilghman's report says eleven guns; but the engineer is of cou afterwards died. The fort surrendered at discretion. Tilghman was captured, with his staff, and sixty men who had been id the fire of the gunboats; and before the fight began, Tilghman sent them orders to retreat upon Fort Donelson, which thee investment, the result would not have been changed; for Tilghman had no idea of holding the place longer than to enable hi and sacrifice myself to save the main body of my troops. Tilghman's Report. The report of Colonel Heiman, who commanded. The defence, though short, was gallant and soldierly. Tilghman staid with his guns to the last, and even worked one hims
d abandoned the field without orders, even before the battle was over, and made their way to the rear in haste and confusion. A part of Stevenson's division broke badly, and fell back in great disorder. Large numbers of men were abandoning the field on Stevenson's left, deserting their comrades. Although a large number of men had shamefully abandoned their commands, and were making their way to the rear, the main body of the troops retired in good order. Pemberton's Report. General Tilghman was killed, Loring cut off, and the separation from Johnston final. Many of the men threw away their small-arms and gave themselves up as prisoners, unasked. Two batteries, of six guns each, were left in the swamps, and every step of the pursuit was strewn with the wrecks of the dissolving army. Pemberton himself fled that night to Smith's ferry, where the railroad bridge crosses the Big Black, about fifteen miles distant; and a part of his command bivouacked at Bovina, marching til
not up at eleven o'clock last night, when my orders were written, therefore I did not deem it practicable to set an earlier hour than eleven o'clock to-day to commence the investment. The gunboats started the same hour to commence the attack, and engaged the enemy at not over six hundred yards. In a little over one hour all the batteries were silenced, and the fort surrendered at discretion to Flag-Officer Foote, giving us all their guns, camp equipage, etc. The prisoners taken were General Tilghman and staff, Captain Taylor and company, and the sick. The garrison, I think, must have commenced the retreat last night, or at an early hour this morning. Had I not felt it an imperative duty to attack Fort Henry to-day, I should have made the investment complete, and delayed until to-morrow, so as to have secured the garrison. I do not now believe, however, that the result would have been any more satisfactory. The gunboats have proved themselves well able to resist a severe canno