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order of the President.
Edwin M. Stanton, Sec. of War.
The use of Fort Donelson--its importance — the rebel soldiers and commanders.
Fort Donelson is sFort Donelson is situated at Dover, Tenn on the west bank of the Cumberland river, a few miles south of the northern boundary of the State, and was built last summer, about the same t Fort Henry, and is now again destroyed at the crossing of the Cumberland.
Fort Donelson controls the river as far up as Clarksville; where the rebels may perhaps ae body of troops.
The enemy are supposed to have had three batteries at Fort Donelson--one near the river's edge, one fifty feet above this on the high ground, a Henry on its capture by Commodore Foote, had probably also taken refuge in Fort Donelson.
The rebel troops at Clarksville, too, could have been easily thrown forwathe rebels, we may at any hour anticipate news of the complete reduction of Fort Donelson.
Elections in Missouri--order of Gen. Halleck.
Gen. Halleck has is