Generals Buckner and Tilghman, captured at Fort Donelson, arrive in Boston as prisoners-of-war
Confederate Generals Lloyd Tilghman and Simon Bolivar Buckner, captured at the surrender of Fort Donelson two weeks before, arrived under heavy guard in Boston, Massachusetts. Met by a large crowd of curiousity seekers at the station, the two men were escorded by horse cab to the Union Wharf where a steamer took them immediately to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor for incarceration. The two were held there till August 1862 when they were exchanged for two Union officers of similar rank. (By John Osborne)
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 46.