I knew him I tell you! and also I knew,
When he fell on that battle swept ridge,
That the poor battered body that lay there in blue
Was only a plank in the bridge,
Over which some commander shall pass on to fame
That shall shine while the bright stars shall shine!
Your hero is known by an echoing name,
But the man with the musket is mine.
ON the 22nd of January, 1862, Gen. Grant had received information that the capture of Fort Henry on the Tennessee was necessary and could be accomplished, and he immediately requested Halleck to give him permission to make the attempt. The permission was given on the 30th, and on the second day of February Gen. Grant with seventeen thousand men on steamboats, convoyed by seven gunboats, steamed away from the landing at Cairo and bade what subsequently proved to be to the soldiers a long farewell to their camp at Cairo. A few days before starting a new sutler had pitched his tent and displayed his wares in the camp. The men were mostly out of money, but the accommodating sutler proposed selling on credit till