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Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman to Confederate Headquarters at Bowling Green, Kentucky, February 9, 1862

Lloyd Tilghman, detail
Three days before, a heavy naval bombardment from the river boats of the U.S. Navy under Flag Officer Andrew Hull Foote, together with the rising waters of the Tennessee River that threatened to swamp the installation, had forced Confederate Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman to surrender Fort Henry in Tennessee. Prisoner-of-war Tilghman reported his actions to his superiors at Bowling Green in Kentucky, courtesy of Union commander Ulysses S. Grant.