All the prisoners
taken that day, including those from
Fort Tyler, where taken across the river into West Point. The Federals
also imprisoned every man and boy believed to have assisted the Confederate forces.
All were marched to College Hill (now the site of the
old West Point Elementary School and adjacent homes and apartment).
Upon reaching College
Hill, they were combined with other prisoners that LaGrange’s
troops had taken during their march from the Auburn area to West Point. In total,
LaGrange's forces surrounded and guarded well over 200 Confederates. That
night would be cold. Without appropriate shelter, all were to spend the
sleeping on the ground
Seeing the use for a command center, LaGrange commandeered a nearby
house owned by Mr. Burdette. The house was located on
the highest point near
the road. From here, LaGrange directed activities he deemed necessary to
ensure his hold on the town. One of
his first directives was to inform the officers in Wilson's brigade of his
victory. He prepared and dispatched the following:
Letter to Upton
Joe Keith, Jr., "Aftermath: Written for the
130th Anniversary of the Battle of West Point"