Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Wounded at Fort Donelson

CAIRO, Feb 26. – The casualties at the battle of Fort Donelson will run up much higher than was first supposed.  At least five hundred were killed outright, and our wounded will amount to over two thousand.  The wounded of both parties were picked up together and have not yet been separated.  The rebels are cared for the same as our own men, and to get a complete list of our men will require some time.

Most of our sick and wounded have been sent to Paducah and Mound City.  Those remaining here will be transferred as soon as it is advisable to do so.

Col. John A. Logan is quite feeble, but is not considered to be in a dangerous condition.

Col. Morrison is rapidly convalescing.

Capt. Hanna, of the 8th Illinois died from the effects of his wounds at Ft. Donelson.

Gen. Hurlbut is Commandant of the post at Fort Donelson, and Gen. Lewis Wallace at Fort Henry.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 1, 1862, p. 3

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