By Captain James Dinkins.
After the surrender of the Southern forces at Fort Donelson, in February, 1862, the Confederates abandoned Kentucky and mobilized at Copaign.
General Grant, with the three divisions which had been engaged at Fort Donelson, was now at Pittsburg Landing, on the Tennessee river.
Soon after his arried that the Federal army was greatly elated over the success it achieved at Fort Donelson, while the Confederates, painfully reminded of that disaster, were anxious est was a great favorite with General Johnston.
He appreciated his work at Fort Donelson and the service he performed at Nashville, in removing the army stores aftein supporting distance of Sherman, was McClernand's Division, the heroes of Fort Donelson—7,300 bayonets and eighteen guns.
Still further in the rear was Hurlbut's Confederates drove their enemy nearer the river.
W. H. L. Wallace, with his Donelson soldiers, now came into action, and his men fought with desperation.