The following day, the New York Times carries this information:

“The only fortification on the Tennessee River, of much importance, is Fort Henry …. The armament of the fort consists of eight 32-pounders, four 12-pounders, and two 6-pounders …. At Dover, about a day’s march from Fort Henry (westward), is the principal fortification on the Cumberland, below Clarkesville.

[Note: the writer is referring to Fort Donelson.]

It mounts twelve 32-pounders. Some 3,000 troops are reported to be at this point, with some field artillery…. Steps are also being taken for the erection of fortifications near Nashville; but not much has yet been done.

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