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The battle at Fort Donelson.Federal Accounts. We make some further extracts from the Yankee newspapers in our possession, which it will be seen, readily admit the desperate fighting on the part of the Confederate troops, at Fort Donelson. The following is an extract from a letter dated Feb. 14, written by a person who witnessed the naval engagement: The flagship St. Louis took the advance, and was hugging the western shore; then came our own (the Louisville,) then the Pittsburgh and Carbondale, in order, as near side by side as was possible, in a river scarcely wide enough for two boats to pass each other. In this order we formed a straight battery of twelve guns in front, while the two gunboats, Conestoga and Lexington, followed in our wake, pouring in their quota of missiles from their bow columbiads at a safe distance. We could see nearly every one of our shots take effect within or near the rebel batteries, the more deadly and certain as we slowly steamed up toward the
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], From the
The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], Substitute for soda (search)
Carried to the Penitentiary. --Henry Myers, Deputy Marshal of the Eastern District, yesterday lodged in the Penitentiary of Virginia a man named Anne Jackson, a former mail carrier of Campbell county, who was on the 14th of February found guilty, before Judge Halyburton, of depredating on the mail, and fined one dollar by a jury. On yesterday the Judge sentenced him to three years imprisonment at hard labor in the Penitentiary, and he was accordingly taken to his future place of abode.
The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], From the
The Daily Dispatch: March 11, 1862., [Electronic resource], The surrender of
The surrender of Nashville. A gentleman who left Nashville shortly after the battle at Fort Donelson, communicates to the Mobile Tribune an interesting account of the evacuation and surrender of the city, a portion of which we append: The fight at Fort Donelson on the 13th, 14th and 15th of February, was of intense concern to us, and each day's work down there wound up with the statement that the fight would be renewed to-morrow. The fears that the fall of Fort Henry were calculated to inspire, had been well nigh dispelled by the way Fort Donelson was holding out. It was better located, and stronger in men and guns. Pillow, Floyd and Buckner were there. Pillow had said — let come what might, he never would surrender the place, and Nashville felt that we could not afford to lose that battle.--Saturday's work was glorious. Our citizens shouted over it. Many were saying, "I never liked Pillow, but forgive him now — he is the man for the occasion." A sober, modest citizen
The Daily Dispatch: March 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Intervention in
Insignificant amount. --The law provides that at certain stated periods, all the fines imposed by the Mayor which may accrue to the Commonwealth shall be paid by that officer into the hands of the Clerk of the Hustings Court, to be paid over by him to the Auditor of Public Accounts. Yesterday the Mayor rendered in court an account, under oath, of the number and amount of the fines accruing to the State, imposed from the 14th of February. to the 14th of July. The number was four, and the amount of fine one dollar in each case.