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Nuimber 32. SHREVEPORT, FRIBAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1862.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
HODI1)GE &, A US TIN,
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.-ilamn anel Market streets. ,,'4t-1q;
EMMET D. CRAIG,
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Murfreesboro, Feb. 21.--Gen.
Floyd left here yesterday, after see
ing the army stores, anld the sick and
the wounded removed to this place.
In Nashville, the stores, banks,
printing oflices are closed. Although
there have beenl a great number of
removals, a large number of families
still remain there.
']'There was no enemnv near Nash
ville, or approaching it, when I left
The ftlling back ofourarnmy to this
place was a pr~econc'.rtº.d, moivem.-nt.
and was deliberately deeilted on in a
council of war, befoire hletvinig Howl
ing G reen.
The panic only prevailed among
the citizens of Nashville. nanvy ot
whom had fled hither, hut there is
none among our tro,,,is, who are all
in good spirits.
()ur army is preparing to meet the
enemy on more equal ground. where
he will not have tho advantage of
Gov. llHarris returned here to-day
Freight trains continue to run still
Let our people keep up their cour
age and their reliance. We will come
out all right.
Richmond, Feb. 21.-VWe have
had no Nashville mail for the past
seven days, and no dispatches from
Nashville for the past two days.
It is stated here in telegraphic
circles that the telegraphic office at
Nashville is closed, and the public
must draw -their own inferences.
Richmond, Feb. 22.-Both Houses
took recess this morning to attend
the innuguration in the House. Sub
sequently Mir. Foote introduced a
resolution appointing a committee of
one from each State to request the
Secretary of War to furnish the ful
lest minute particulars in reference
to the condition of our armies on the
field and on onr sca..bonrd an river
a view to enable Congress to pass
such measures as will facilitate the
establishing our national indepen
dence and a sense of security. peace
and safety. The resolution was
tabled for the present. In the Senate
the business was unimportant.
Norfolk, Feb. 21.-The Federal
forces ascended Chowan river again
yesterday, to Winton, in several gun
boats, with a large number of troops
The Confederates opened a heavy fire
on them, killing and wounding a
number. Some of the Yankee land
ed and burnt the town, when the
Southerners retired. Our loss is
said to be two men and two horses.
Humbug C. II. Foster is among the
St. Louis, Feb. 19.-Capt. Stubbs
has captured Gen. Price, Col. Dorsey
Col. Cass and Judge Capt. Budge, of
Price's staff. The companies under
their command escaped. The my
riads of Northern fanatics who be
came maddened with excitement over
the account of the great slaughter of
Yankees at Fort Donelson are slow
ly recovering their senses. Stanton
recommends the speedy execution of
Col. Ansalzee, on the charge of cow
ardice by Gen. Lander, who is sus
Lucius H. Chandler is appointed
Consul to Matanzas. The Price re
ported taken prisoner is not Sterling
Price, the great Confederate leader
of Missouri., Five thousand infantry
and three batteries of artillery left
St. Louis on the 16th for Cumber
land river. The attacking force of
Federals at Savannah is 16,000
Memphis, Feb. 21.--The latest
advices received here state that Nash
ville was not occupied by the Feder
als up to Friday night. It is thought
that liuell with a portion of his army
will reach there on Monday next.
(Gen. Johnston is reported to be
at M3Irtfriesboro, where he has been
joined by Gen. Geo. B. Crittenden.
There is nothing startling this
Richmond, Feb, 21.-Thie North
ern papers of the 20th are received.
The Hleradd says the rebel agents in
Paris declare the seceding States
will approve a canstitution of mon
archy in the South it it can be attend
ed with any prospect of success.
TIHE BATTLE OF FORT DONELSONI
FUI.LL PARTICULARS BY AN
Captain Samuel W. Lyon, of Coa
honma county, Mississippi, who was
in tihe battle of Fort D]onelson through
out the engagement, acting aid to
Col. Forrest, escaped with Generals
F'loyd and Pillow on the 16th inst.
to Nashville, and arrived in Memphis
night before last. We obtain firom
him the following statement of facts:
The first symptoms of fitting com
inenced on Wednesday the 12th inst.,
when skirmishing was kept up be
tween our pickets and those of the
enemy nearly all day long. The
sanme occurred on Thursday the 13th
inst. The gunboats in the meanwhile
appeared below the Fort on the Cum
berland, about miles distant, throwing
a few shells with the view of making
a reconnoissance. Our guns respond
ed to them in several well aimed
TIlE FIRST I)DAVY'S BATTLE.
Friday, the 14th, about noon, the
enemy commenced a vigorous assault
on our right wing, with a heavy force,
and were driven back by only five
hundred of our men who fought des
perately from the rifle pits and in
trenehmeants. The fight lasted over
t,-, l",,i,,5. ovr luus not being nr::,re
than six or eight killed and as many
woumded. A letter exhibited to un
by Captain Lyon, which was found
upon the dead body of one the Illinois
soldiers, the following day, thus al.
ludes to it: " On Friday, the 3d
Federal brigade made an unsuccessful
attack about 12 o'clock on the ene
my's right and were repulsed with a
loss of sixty or seventy men." The
letter is signed T. II. Griffith, and
stated further that the battle would
be renewed the following day.
In this day's contest Col. Forrest's
battalion of cavalry made several
brilliant charges, and deported them
THE GUNBOATS APPEAR.
Simultaneous with the land attack,
the gunboats (6 in number) approached
within three hundred yards of the
fort and opened fire. Four of them
with the flag boat, appeared abreast
in front and the others immediately
behind. The fort replied briskly,
and our informant says, there was
one incessant roar of artillery between
the opposing guns for full two hours.
A shot from a one hundred and
twenty-eight pound gun struck one
of the boats and nearly capsized her,
turning her up at an angle with the
water of forty-five degrees. This
boat immediately fell back, and is
alleged to have been sunk. Two
others were badly disabled, being
shot through and through from one
side to another.
The most useful and effective por
tion of the fort's armament were a
one hundred and twent y-eight pound
er, a sixty-four pound smooth bore,
and a thirty-two ponder, ritled. All
of which were haild w-ell by our
The fight cen.sed at th'ree o'clock.
with a loss of only ~lrt.*' muen wound
ed in the fort.
THE LAST DA ".IATI.E.
The last day's battle occurredl on
Saturday the 15th inst., and not Sun
day, as is usually supposed. Theo
whole Confederate force at Fort Don
elson on that day was 15,0(10 men
the enemy's was estimated at 60,000
TIlE ROI'TE OF THE ENE1nY.
The fight commnenced at 6 o'clock,
A. 3M. by an attack on our sido
upon the enemy's right wing. A
part of (,en. Clark's brigade of Mis
sissippians, under (en. P'illow, coin
posed of some of the best fighting
material in the South, led the assault,
and steadily advancing drove back
the enenmy's broken columns more
than a rnile,carrying terrible slaugliter
and destruction into his ranks.
This movement, executed by about
6000 men, successfully turned the
eneumy's flank, at least 20,000 strong,
and they were routed and driven
back in confusion. Our forces were
recalled from the pursuit of the foe
CAATURE CF BATTERIES.
Four full batteries were taken bv
our men, among which were two
celebrated rifled steel guns, of heavy
caliber, and long range, which had up
to the time of their capture inflicted
moro damage upon the Confederates
than all the other artillery together.
THE sRCOND REPULSE.
Up to noon of this day (Saturday),
after the repiulse, we were certain of
victory, and the cavalry received
ordpas te ., tO the field and gather
r up the wounded, the arms, kau .s
s etc., that had been left bphind in
I rout and flight of the enemy:.,
a The enemy, in the ~ ,aeanwhie,
- sent a flag of truce asking permisnde:t
I to gather their dead, which was
I granted. At the time they were pea
- forming this duty, the Federds -p r
i fidiously opened fire from the point
to which tdey were driven a few'
As they advanced an order was
given for our men to fall baedkto their
breastworks, rifle pits and redats,
which they did with dispatch. Col.
Head's Tennessee regiment, which
was left during a portion of the fght
to do the duty of three regjmnents,
were at one time driven from their
intrenchments by the overwhelming
numbers of the enemy, but being re
inforced by Col. Roger 'Hanson's 2d
Kentucky, gallantly regained their
position, repulsing the enemy with
great slaughter. This engagement
lasted about an hour, and the foe
again retired discomfited and defeated,
with heavy loss. The day's battle
which was in all nine hours long,
virtually closed at five o'clock P. 3M.
Capt. Frank Manney's Tennessee,
and Capt. Green's Kentucky batteries
are said to have done great execution
during the day. The gunboats being
disabled did not participate in the
last day's fight.
LOSS IN KILLED AND WOUNDI.D.
Our loss during the four days in
killed and wounded was not over
1600--in prisoners none. The -ene
my's was estimated at from 3500 te,
4000, sonime say 6000. We captured
270 prisoners, and could have take"n
more, but the men were so eager for
thl fray, that few were disposed to ?do
anything else than fight.
rit rlAPITULA'TOro OF FORT DONELSON
Late Saturday- night the intelli
re"cute was received that the enemy
had received large reinforcement.,
and would renew the attack the next
day in numbers five to one. A con,
cil of war was immediately held by
Gens. Pillow, Bluckner and Floyd,
and it was determined that they
should surrender, as our troops w,,r.
wearied and worn out for want of
sleep and rest, and the labors of the
four previous days.
According, Sunday morning th.
16th inst., at 5 o'clock A. M., Ge!.
Pillow and staff crossed the river
and proceeded up to Clarksville on
horseback. Soon after. Floyd and
S00 of his brigade took the stetam.er
Anderson and went up to the sanme
point, leaving Gen. Buckner behind
to make the surrender.
On Sunday the mere semblance of
resistance Was made by the forces at
the fort; a few guns were fird and
the capitulation made, nearly tl,.
whole army, some 12,000 strong,,
tailing into the enemy's hands. Geit.
Buckner and ten. Heiman, with ;
portion of their own, Floyd's andl
Pillow's brigades are among tn!.
It was reported at Nashville that
2000 of Gen. Buckner's command,
being untwilling to surrender, had
cut their way through the enemy's
lines and escaped. This 'however is
a niefte 1umor.
Col: Ferrest's command escapCd
with a loss of about 50 men, and whei
last heard of were 4pn miles below
Clarksville.- Memphi:s Appeal.