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15,000 I S O N E S
Floyd and Pillow Escape.
HEAVY LOSS ON BOTH SIDES.
GREAT BRAVERY OF OUR TROOPS.
FIGHT NEAR SPRINGFIELD.
Price Defeated and Retreating.
RUMORED CAPTURE OF SAVANNAH.
CHICAGO, Feb. 17.
T. DONELSON, Feb 16.—Fort Donel
son surrendered at daylight this morning
unconditionally. W have Oenerals Buck
ner, Johnson, Rushrod, and 15,000 pris
oners and also 3,000 horses. Pillow and
Flo'd with their brigades, runaway on
steamers without letting General Buckner
kiow their iutcntions.
General Smith led the charge on the
lower end of the works and was first inside
of the fortifications.
The Fort Henry runaways were bagged
here. Prisoners arc loading steamers for
('airo. Our loss is heavy, probably 400
killed and X\\K) wounded.
We loe.t a large per centagc of officers
among them Lieutenant Colonels Erwin of
the 20th Illinois, White of the 31st, Smith
of the 4Sth. Colonels John A Logan,
Lawlerand Sanson) are wounded.
The enemy's loss is heavy, but not so
I'.irgo a3 ours as they fought behind en
We should have taken them by storm
on Saturday if our ammunition had not
given out in the night.
Medullars division, Oglesbj's, Wal
lace's, and McArthnr's brigades, suffered
terribly. They were composed cf the 8th,
9th, 11th, 18th, 20th, 2i)th, 30th, 31st,
45th, 48th, 40th, Illinois.
General Wallace, with the Indi
ana, 8th Missouri, and sonic Ohio regi
ments participated in the light.
Taylor's Willaru's Schwartz's, McAl
lister's and Dresser's batteries were also
engaged from the conuioricenicnt.
The enemy turned our right for half an
hour, but our lost ground was more than
Lantnore's brigade of Smith's division
was first in the lower end of the enemy's
works, which was doue by a charge of bay
ouets. Nine tenths of the rebels were pit
ted against our right.
Our forces on the right were ready all
night. They recommenced the attack on
Sunday morning, and were met on their
approach by a white flag, Buckner having
sent early in the morning a dispatch to
Gen. Grant, surrendering the works of the
Fcrt, extending some five miles on the
The rebels lost4S field pieces, 17 heavy
guns, 20.000 stand of arms, beaide a large
quantity of commist-ary stores. They are
completely demoralized, and have no con
fidence in their leaders, as they charge
Pillow and Floyd with deserting them.
Our troops from the moment of the in
vestment of the Fort on Wednesday, lay
on their arms night and day, one half the
time without provisions, and all the time
without tents, a portion of the time in
hoary rain and snow.
Further official advices from Fort Don
elson say that Gen. Floyd escaped during
the night, and the rebcts in the Fort de
nounced him as a black hearted traitor
The enemy arc known to have had 30,
000 troops, 15,000 of whom are our pris
oners. 5,000 escaped, and the balance
are reported killed, wounded, or otherwise
Major Post, of the 8th Illinois, with two I off Cowes, where the latter was unanehor
liundrcd privates, are prisoneas and have
gone to Nashville, being captured the
night before the surrender.
CHICAGO, Feb. 17
A private message this evening to theBaker
sanitary commissioners, from Cairo, says
there are 300 killed, 600 wounded and 100
missing, ot Fort Donelson.
At first many of the prisoners were loud
in theit denunciations of the runaways,
and many acknowledged the hopelessness
oi their cause, and intimated a willingness
to take the oath of allegiance.
To a question put to an officer as to how
many prisoners we had, he replied, you
have all out of 25,000 ho were not killed
or did not escape.
The fight if reported to have been ter
ribly severe. Oar troops exhibited the
greatest bravery and gallantry, and acted
with the force and precision of veterans.
The interior of the fort presented a terri
ble spectacle. Everywhere were dead
bodies, fragments of shell, torn tents, &c.
On the morning of the surrender Gen.
Buckner proposed to Qen. Grant an armia
tfoe until 1 2 o'otok, bat the latter refus-
ed anything but unconditional surrender,
which was given as follows
E A QUARTERS, DOVER. Tenn.
To Brigadier Gen. Grant, V. S. A.
SIR—The distribution of forces under
my command, incident to an unexpected
change of commanders and the overwhelm
ing force under your command compel
me, notwithstanding the brilliant success
of the confederate arms yesterday, so ac
cept the ungenerous, unchivalrous terms
which you propose.
I am, sir, your ob't scrv't,
[Signed,] S. 15. BUCKNER,
Brig. Gen. C. S. A.
The Gen. Johnson taken is not the fa
mous Sidney Johnson, but a Tennessee
Bowling Green advices say Mitchell cap
tured five locomotives at the depot, and
scattered the last of the rebels there by
shells, killing some 15.
SPRINGFIELD, Feb 14.
Our army advanced toward Springfield,
and on the 12th when within about six
miles of that place, a skirmish took place
between our advance and a party of reb
els, in which tunc of the latter were killed,
and one of our men wa* slightly wounded.
At sunset same day, 300 of the enemy
attacked our pickets, but were driven back
with a loss of thirty.
At 3 o'clock on the morning of the 13th,
our forces advanced in lino of battle on
Springfield. General Price retreated leav
ing over 600 of his sick and lar^c quanti
ties of forage and wagons behind
lie had 12,000 effective troops, and fire
pieces of artillery. Yesterday evening a
battalion of our cavalry captured 100 wag
ons of his train, and lest night filing by
pickets was heard in the direction of the
retreating foe. This morniug at o'clock
our whole force followed the enemy.
Geu. Halleck received a dispatch from
Gen. Curtis, saying Price's rear was over
taken in the pursuit from Springfield, and
after a brief resistonee the rebels fled
leaving the road strewed with wagons and
bagjrajiO. Gen. Curtis reports having ta
ken more prisoners than he knew what to
It is said that, fighting has been going
on near Savannah, and that city has prob
ably been captured.
By foreign advices received at Xew York
on the l&th, we learn that the rebel steam
er Nashville left Southampton on the '.id.
She pas.-cd the Federal gunboat Tuscarora
The Tuscarora steamed up to start in
charge of the Nashville, but the frigate
Shannon was alongside to prevent her de
parture for twenty four hours. The last
seen of the Nashville she was steamiug
down the channel with all speed.
I E N N A Feb. 4.
Austria will accept the throne of Mexi
co for the Arch Uuice Maxamillian, but
will not cede Venitia in exchange.
Wo notice in the weekly report of
deaths in St. Louis, the names of Daniel
Myers and Zebulon Lewis, ot Manch's
COT,. I E We are happy to learn
that Lieut Col. Miller, the pride of his
regiment, has so far recovered his health
as to be able to report at head-quarters.—
Much as he may be desired in his regi
ment, loth as would be the men to part
with him, wo believe it is due to him, that
he be sent home, to try the effects of our
invigorating cimatc on his faling strength.
We have no disposition to sacrifice so
good a man t«o the malaria of the Potomac.
—Commodore Nutt, the Lilliput hero,
whom Barn urn has hir^d for a show, at
$30,000 for a few years, is 18 yoars old,
13 inches shorter than Gen. Tom Thumb?
well educated and graceful. lie is the
smallest dwarf in the world.
Stearns County Orders for sale at
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Feb. 20th, 1802
Smith Mary Ann
Dodgson John N
Dober Joseph 2
Dambly Peter Joseph
Elliot Lcroy 2
Oilman Wm W
Klein Mathias 3
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A A E 8 E I E MORRiSOtf
COUNTY FOR E E A 1861 O
Int. St. Dbt 332 86 19444 80 22 89 56
State Tax 55477 12374 13372 6692
Co. Tax 887 63 217 98 21894 10547
Town Tax 19972 29784 6064
School Tax 55477 32894 133 72 6592 4882
Road Tax 472'JQ 67808 5537
Total in Towns $6191 84
Total in Todd County ^$206 06
Office of Treasurer of Morrison County.
Little Falls, Dec. 2d, 1861.