Pillow Regroups and Floyd Retreats
Brigadier General Gideon Pillow
The Generals of the American Civil War
Despite seeing that his attack was
successful and his escape route was open,
by 1:30 p.m.
believed he should
regroup and resupply his wing before
pushing forward and he
ordered his men
back to their trenches.
Brigadier General John B. Floyd
Battle of Fort Donelson
At that moment,
lost his nerve
and, believing that C.F. Smith's
division was being heavily reinforced,
ordered the entire force back inside
the lines of Fort Donelson.