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Report of J. G. Norman.
TUSCUMBIA, ALA., February 9, 1862.
Enemy's gunboats (two in number) came to Florence yesterday. Two
steamers were burned below Eastport, three others at Florence were
burned by the owners, and another scuttled and sunk, to prevent their
falling into enemy's hands The enemy also captured a considerable
amount of Government stores at Florence and two steamboats. Gun-
boats retired down the river last night. The railroad bridge at Florence
was not destroyed. The enemy disclaimed any intention to destroy
private property. It was rumored here to-day that the enemy were
landing troops in force at Eastport to destroy the bridge at Big Bear
Creek; this is not credited here. Colonel Chalmers is guarding that
bridge with portions of his and Colonel Looney's regiments. Since the
fall of Fort Henry there is nothing to prevent the enemy during high
water from ascending the Tennessee with their gunboats and invading
North Alabama and North Mississippi.
J. G. NORMAN.
Hon. J. P. BENJAMIN.
FEBRUARY 12-16, 1862.—Siege and Capture of Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
No. 1.—Brig. Gen. U. S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding army in the field.
No. 2.—Lieut. Col. James B. McPherson, U. S. Army, Chief Engineer.
No. 3.—Col. J. D. Webster, U. S. Army, Chief of Staff.
No. 4.—Flag-Officer A. H. Foote, U. S. Navy, of engagement February 14.
No. 5.—Return of casualties in the army commanded by Brigadier-General Grant.
No. 6.—Brig. Gen. John A. McClern and, U. S. Army, commanding First Division.
No. 7.—Col. Richard J. Oglesby, Eighth Illinois Infantry, commanding First Bri-
No. S.—Lieut. Col. Frank L. Rhoads, Eighth Illinois Infantry.
No. 9.—Capt. Samuel B. Marks, Eighteenth Illinois Infantry.
No. 10.—Capt. Jasper M. Dresser, Battery A, Illinois Light Artillery.
No. 11.—Col. William H. L. Wallace, Eleventh Illinois Infantry, commanding Second
No. 12.—Lieut. Col. T. E. G. Ransom, Eleventh Illinois Infantry.
No. 13.—Col., C. C. Marsh, Twentieth Illinois Infantry.
No. 14.—Col. John E. Smith, Forty-fifth Illinois Infantry.
No. 15.—Col. Isham N. Haynie, Forty-eighth Illinois Infantry.
No. 16.—Capt. Edward McAllister, Battery D, First. Illinois Light Artillery.
No. 17.—Capt. Ezra Taylor, Battery B, First Illinois Light Artillery.
No. 18.—Col. Leonard F. Ross, Seventeenth Illinois Infantry, commanding Third
No. 19.—Col. William R. Morrison, Forty-ninth Illinois Infantry, commanding Third
No. 20.—Maj. Francis M. Smith, Seventeenth Illinois Infantry.
No. 21.—Col. John McArthur, Twelfth Illinois Infantry, commanding First Brigade,
No. 22.—Lieut. Col. Augustus L. Chetlain, Twelfth Illinois Infantry.
No. 23.—Col. Isaac C. Pugh, Forty-first Illinois Infantry.