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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H., SATUnDAY, MAR. 2, 1912.
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The War Fifty
Fort Donclson, Tennessee, Bombarded and Captured.
The Federal Fleet of Ironclads Beaten Off by the
Guns of the FortThe Confederates Sally Out of
Their Works and Fight For a Road of Escape A
Brilliant Charge Led by General Lew Wallace and
General C. F. Smith Compels Them to Return to the
Fort Division In the Confederate Councils Two
Commanders Abandon the Post.
By Captain GtOUGL L.
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r-sltiITIrs nt Port poiieNon.
FsJ Tennessee. Iippin llflt j ciik
J .tears iiki I'fli l.'l Hli the lit
Incli nf I hi- IViUtiii tt.irships
upon the Confederate ttnter bntlcnes
11 ended on I lie loth "llli a In III In lit
charse liy IViIitiiI lnfnnlr lili li do
tilled Ihedll.V Till' full stood nil hluli
Kruund. some of It lf( feet nbotc the
river, nml nitciMl nlimit lil m i"i"
I'poti each think of ilii' nttni'kiiiK ar
my's npproio h thete ttas n cteek tilled
Willi li-ickmiter Across Hie Kp lie
ttteoll HlO Ittn streams tilMHTltl t S
(irnnt depleted hit force of ivrr li'.OOil
men In Huee fll tlin (ieuernl .1 A.
Mil'lcninnd held llio rlclit ttlth imi
Hi Hun. (tenornl t,iw Wallace llio ecu
tcr iitnl licneral (' I". Smith llic loft.
The IViIitiiI inny under I'lnis tt'Mcor
A. II. 1'iHite "ii counted upon to re
peat nt Iioneton Its effective nnrl; nt
I'ort llenr.t on the nili Pour Ironclads
ttole on IiiiimI. the rnromlelel. St
Louis (lliiRshlpi. IjmHtlllo unil I'llls
liureli The nniiy cot In position he-fori-
tlic ttnrlts oil Hie 121 h of IVli
ninry. iitnl on Hie 1.1th Hie niondolet
openeil Hie iHiinli.'iiilniellt from thosifo
lertli of tn unil ii litlf tulles Onlv
one of Hie '.I") shntH tired iliiltriccd Hie
fort. It was next to Hie Inst shot tired
Hint liny mid entered nil embrasure
disabling one mm nml kllllue the Con
fedenite ehlef of nrtllleiy. I'nplnlti
1'lxon. One shot pierced the C'limiiile
let. hut did lnt lllth ilimiiiuo On the
I lilt the idilpj ntennied up to within
l'i MinN. mid the combatants on hotli
sides were hent upon n test of tuns
mid nii'ltle The iinslaiicht liy I'oote'H
suns mis tenllle. mid the Runners In
the uiiter Imlterles of Hie fort iM'inn
to desert their pieces. Then In mi In
Hunt nil wns chnnzod. A solid shot
tore IIiioiikIi the pilot house of the St.
I.niils, killing the pilot mid destroy Ins
the wheel. I'hiR Ollleer I'oole ttas
wounded lit the side nf the pilot An
ilher Khot wounded the pilot of Hie
l.ouslle mid cut the tiller ropes. I
Ironclads Put Out of the Fight. I
llolh Injured ships dropel out of
the Unlit. ' overed liv Hie Cnrondelet
"nd Pittsburgh. The 1'lt txlniruli soon
turned nlioiit. Imdly cut up. nml Hiu
r.iroiidelet fined the h.itterles nlnue
for ii time
The highest run of the onomv's mi
ter butter In cli irte of n boy of
:xj j v-.ro-.i?1
. sfrs w &KL ?t&ms,
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ot!Nrnr. r h. cjiiant, v b. a., prnrtiAL
COIHUNIIKII AT tUIIT IXINKLHON.
tin.' imtno of l'reiiia. Wnr was fun to
the lad, and when ho saw Hie (.oufii
hIoji among the I'ederal ships he Niihl
lo Ids males, "See luu take the tallest
liluincy." The chimney came down
nml with It the Hag, mid l'leqmi sliout
ed, "Comii on: Voll me not at I'ort
Henry!" lie landed a nhot in n port
hole of the Caiouilolet, Mud the entire
licet backed off out of range.
The Confederates, Jubilant titer the
easy repulse of the gunboats. Kent n
telegram to Klclunoml announcing u
great tlctory It ttim noun followed
liy one telling a different story, nl
though (.rant retired to his blanket
that night thinking ho would h.n e to
begin a long siege The Hoops had no
shelter, nnd It was Intensely cold. The
soldiers had recklessly thrown away
their otcrco.ils and blankets, and It
was risky to have ilres within nitiRB
of. the gnus of the fort Early on the
loth Grant tlslted the ununited Hag
nijher mi the St. Louis and found that
the uaty had been put out of Ihe light,
lietiirulng to his caiup. he was met by
tin' news that during his absence the
(Vtifixlc rales had opened Ihe bill on
laud by driving .MeClern mil's line back
from the mail of relre.it, mid them
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ux m ri'i ti'i mjrj -v
wns d.uiu'e." Hint I hey would escape tho
Imp he Imped lo sot fur them.
Gallant Charge to the Road.
rivifcrnl Smllh hcmleil the nltiuk to
close the toad which the Confederates;
hnd wrested fiom McClermind In I heir
IbiIi) sortie. Itc.iehlnR the nlmtls In
front of the Confederate. worUs with
his tenter lirlemle. he searched out n
p.illi through the entnglcinont. keep
ing his nip on the point of his uplifted
sw.ird In full -.lew of the men After
passing the barrier he rode boldly up
Hie nsccnt. followed I13 nil who hnd
lled through the terrible totlc.VH
which greeted his column from the
fort nml from the rllle pits In front.
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Cr.NKItAI. O. J. PILLOW. C. 8. A.. LI.APKIt
THE DOOMED TOUT. AND COl.ONHL N.
WHO LED OUT MX) C'AVAI.ItY
order to slop further HkIiIIiic. White,
lines appcarisl all alouu the rllle plln. i
but none on the fort llclf. To liraut's
messuue he leplhsl that he tvus nun.
pelled by cliviiinsiunees lo m-i ept the
"iiiiKoueruus and iiiichlvalrous terms" I
proposisl. On ns-eltliic this m-i nm! let- '
ter tiraul uioiiuled his hoie mid lode
iiIoiik Hie lines lottntd the III I lu vll- j
lace of Doter. where the Confederate
lieadipiarterH were located Plrlnu had J
ceased on both sides, mid on reachliii;
the Confederate outlets lu flout of
poter tirnnt was not cliiilleuued. lie
continued on to the little two story,
uupulutcd Intern which has hisomu
historic us tho scene of the famous
I surrender ami was surprised to Mmi .
that (leneral Lew Wallace was already 1
In consultation with his old enemy,!
Wallace rnmmauilcd Hie Federal
troops nearest to Doter ami had had
! Ids soldiers astir beforu the break ol
day. Intenillni; to charge the Con fed'
eralu breastworks ns soon as It became
light enough to niaueitter. The regl '
ineiitH wero forming for Ihe purpose
when n bugle blast across the Hues nn
j pounced the approach of n tlagof truce.
'J lie truce ollleer staled tlint lliiekuei I
had decided to surrender the fort mid
garrison, numbering IL'.twiO to i.vnw
men. nml asked that there be no more t
tiring. Wallace gate orders to his brl
guile loiumamlerH lo advamu and lake
& by the Itovletv of Hot lews company.
outrnAt, h. n. iiuckxfii, r. h. a., conprd-
K1UTK LISAUKIl WHO SUIIIlt.NDKlltl).
possession of the enemy's works nnd
himself rode with tho Confederate to
Wallace scut Ids namo In to Ihe Con
federate chieftain, who retngulisl lu
blin nn ncipiiiiutance and ordered the
sentinel to admit lilm Aficr a general
hatidsliako between the IVderal nnd
the Confederale leader and ktaff all
Kilt down to a lueakfast of corn bread
and coffee. During the meal (iiant nr
rlted am! nt nine eiiteieil Into friendly
coutei-sullou with Iluckuer. whom he
had known at WosiPjiut und lu the
regular nniiy before Hie tvur
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troopeis 'luiee.l to lilin.t to. li'illle
wheiever he wetii unil Ihot esi upeil ,
lit liilln. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 the st imp wltlillic
wilier ii'inlinu tlielr saddle skills
Unconditional Surrender Dcreanded.
l.r.ilil Inleiideil In push the tight on
the mottling id ihe Hull nml ciiptiilo
the full I i.i sli.rui It II did not limn
down the llnu II mix lu this splilt
t tilt he lei cite. I belol'e ll.lt lljjllt the
llilll II teller tl Kill lieili'lill IllleUuel
willleii urter I'lotil nml I'ltlott hint
uh.imlnll'sl lillll In his bile The letlei
iitki'il for mi iirmlsilie until 1'J im-Ioi-I
IIikiii Ittlckller ll.ld Mild lit the collll
ill of wnr before he ttiole to Htimt
til. H Ihe troois ol Hie pnrlson In Poll
elson hnd no llphl lu them. Some were
ntiendy helpless truly the cold (Inilll's
reply to Ihe note tvus .lust suited to the
temper of HiIiikh In poiielson It triin
i ns follows;
llrnilqiiartirn Army Ir the rield
Camp Ncnr Donelnon. hVb tl. It2
flfnrrnl 8 It. tlurknrr. Confnlernle Annyi
Plr-Vour of thl Onto prnpnsInK nn r
mlstlce nml nppolntmcnt of commllonr
to "tile upon trrrnn of cnpllulntlon Is lust
rfceltpd No tertnn enccpl nn uncondi
tional fcurrenilcr can tie nccepted 1 pro.
poro to movo lmmrdlatry tipon your
very respectfully your ob't
V S (inANT,
.Meanwhile Ituckiirr hnd sent uotlro
to his troops on the front Hue Hint he
hnd uiiide n proposition to the enemy
tu surrender the fort mid asked them
to notify the I'edenil troops In front lu
o by thit ttiiiw ut lUvltiwB company.
WHO EHCAPED KHOM
II. I'OltltEST. U. 8. A,.
lie cnplttred Hie outer llnei nf pltH nnd
held on lu the fare of n Confederate di
vision which attempted to beat Idui off.
I'ltiler the coter of Smiths, chaw up
'to the fort Lew Wallace Kent forward
tin. eaptured Charlotte rnid the
demlbrlKade led by Colonel .MorKmi I.
Smith. There nete but two regiments
In llie-coliiiini, the Klctciitli ludlnna,
known an "Wnlhice's ruiuiiex." and the
j:IkIiIIi 3Ilssourl. Ilolh rt'srliiii'iiix had
been trained nit skirmishers. After ex
plaining to tho men the desperate mi-
lure of the task Wallace told them In
be governed by circumstances. Ills
words were ilrotvneil by their cheers
and cries of 'I'tirwiinl. foitvard!"
As the sklnnlshi'is ndtiiuced up Ihe
slope the Confederates nptMieil from a
forest In front n terrible rifle fusillade
The roimtcs nnd Mlssourlaiis Kpread
I lit I r line until It covered the whole
battle front. Volleys were tired over
their bonds Into the main line of battle.
Knowing the Held well, the Con fed
erates made n citadel of every tree and
rock. Often antagonists took shelter
behind the name object. Upon Hear
ing the crest Wallace's men began tir
ing steadily, and "before the supports
got well cngnged the Confederates! fell
back In their Intrcnchnienls. .lust then
nn older from (!rnnt reached Wallace
to suspend the attack; but. bellnvlng
he had the wedgo well In, he Ignored
the order and pushed tho skirmishers
forward to the Chnrlotle road again,
cultlug off tho way of escape. Ills
mctp bivouacked within 150 rods of the
enenl.t's guns, lying' on their nrtus
ready for Ihn expected counter assault.
Insldo the walls of Kort Poiielson thero
was gliMini tho night of I'eb. 13. Tho
Confederates had been beaten In bat
tle that day nnd were hemmed In on
all sides. They had few boats pi) lug
the rltcr (lowing past the fort, nnd
(irnnt's troops had closed tho only
road of escape nn Innd. Tho chieftains.
Coueral J. II. Kloyil. General G. .1. I'll
low and General S. II. Iluckuer. met In
council of wnr. Viulous nccotmts.of
the sieiie have been given. Colonel N
It Port est, tho noted cavalry leader,
Confederate Leaden Disagree,
Colonel Porrest wns full of fight
He would not surrender nnd told
1'lo.td that ho would cut n path
through thu I'ederal lines nt any
Hilnt Kloyil would designate, form n
line of en wiry nroiind tho plnco of.
exit and keep llio Pedernl soldiers
back until the escaping garrison had
passed through. Tim council could not
ngrec upon a mode of action. Kloyil
decided to give It up. turned llio com
mand over to Pillow and took his own
brlgndo out liy boats. Pillow went
nivny, leaving lluckner to slinro tho
hopeless fate of the garrison. Forrest
Haiti that lie would go out If It was
only to savo one man. A creek with
swampy Iwmlors extended from tho
rlter close tt the fort along tho front
of Grant's lines on the Hank. For
rest lold his men nf this swamp and
gate them their choice In ford It.or
slay ami be taken prisoners lu The
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