near the fort.
Greek Meets Greek.
I was informed that evening during the battle, that two Kentucky regiments of infantry (both Second Kentucky), one Confederate and the other Federal, charged bayonets on each other.
The conflict was desperate, neither gained any decided advantage over the other, though the loss on both sides was considerable.
When Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war.
Strange as it may seem, it is said that these two regiments were commanded by brothers—Colonels Hanson.
I mention the above incident because I think it worthy of remark, as similar instances were not of frequent occurrence during the late war.
That night a council of war was held by Generals Floyd, Pillow, and Buckner.
This was, indeed, a critical condition of affairs.
Owing to the peculiar situation of our army and the disparity of numbers, the enemy having more than three men to our one, it was deemed prudent to capitulate.
Accordingly, General S. B. Buckner was