War of the Rebellion: Serial 007 Page 0167 Chapter XVII. CAPTURE OF FORT DONELSON, TENN.

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On consultation with General Grant and my own officers, as my services here, until we can repair damages by bringing up a competent force from Cairo to attack the fort, are much less required then they are at Cairo, I shall proceed to that point with two of the disabled boats, leaving the two others here to protect the transports, and with all dispatch prepare the mortar boats and Benton, with other boats, to make an effectual attack upon Fort Donelson. I have sent the Tyler to the Tennessee River to render impassable the bridge, so as to prevent the rebels at Columbus re-enforcing their army at Fort Donelson.

I transmit herewith a list of casualties.* I am informed that the rebels were served by the best gunners from Columbus.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. H. FOOTE,

Flag-Officer, Commanding U. S. Naval forces on the Western Waters.

Major-General HALLECK,

Commanding Army of the West, Saint Louis, Mo.

Numbers 5. Return of casualties in the army commanded by Brigadier General U. S. Grant, at the siege of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, February 12-16, 1862.

[Compiled from nominal lists of casualties, returns, &c.]

DISTRICT OF CAIRO.-Brigadier General U. S. GRANT.

Killed Wounded

Commands. Officers Enlisted Officers Enlisted

men men

FIRST

DIVISION

Brigadier

General JOHN

A. McCLERNAND

FIRST BRIGADE

Colonel

RICHARD J.

OGLESBY.

8th Illinois 3 51 5 183

18th Illinois 2 51 6 151

29th Illinois 1 24 4 57

30th Illinois 1 18 2 67

31st Illinois 2 29 6 111

Illinois ......... ......... ........ 3

Light

Artillery,

Battery A

2nd Illinois ......... 2 2 1

Light

Artillery,

Battery E

2nd Illinois ......... ......... 1 3

Cavalry,

Companies A

and B

2nd U. S. ......... ......... .......... ..........

Cavalry,

Company C

4th U. S. ......... ......... .......... ..........

Cavalry,

Company I

Carmichael's .......... ......... ......... ..........

Illinois

cavalry

Dollins' .......... .......... .......... 1

Illinois

cavalry

O'Harnett's ......... ......... ......... ..........

Illinois

cavalry

Stewart's .......... ......... .......... ..........

Illinois

cavalry

Total First 9 175 26 577

Brigade

Captured or missing

Commands. Officers Enlisted Aggregate Remarks

men

FIRST DIVISION

Brigadier

General JOHN

A. McCLERNAND

FIRST BRIGADE

Colonel

RICHARD J.

OGLESBY.

8th Illinois ......... .......... 242

18th Illinois 1 17 228

29th Illinois ......... 13 99

30th Illinois ......... 6 94

31st Illinois ......... 28 174

Illinois Light ......... .......... 3

Artillery,

Battery A

2nd Illinois ......... .......... 5

Light

Artillery,

Battery E

2nd Illinois .......... 1 5

Cavalry,

Companies A and

B

2nd U. S. ......... ......... ......... No loss

Cavalry, reported

Company C

4th U. S. .......... .......... ......... Do

Cavalry,

Company I

Carmichael's .......... .......... .......... Do

Illinois

cavalry

Dollins' .......... ......... 1

Illinois

cavalry

O'Harnett's .......... ......... ......... No loss

Illinois reported

cavalry

Stewart's .......... ......... ......... Do

Illinois

cavalry

Total First 1 65 853

Brigade

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*List not found, but Captain Foote's report to the Secretary of the Navy shows loss to have been 10 killed and 44 wounded.

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