Letter to Upton
WEST .POINT, GA., April 16,
Comdg. 1st and 4th Divs, . Cav
Corps. Mil. Div. of the Mississippi
We have just taken Fort Tyler by assault, capturing garrison (200 men) and
armament. My command is now
crossing the river on the wagon bridge. The
resistance was stubborn and our loss severe.
The rebel General Tyler was killed. We have destroyed the railroad to
this point and captured 13 engines and 150 cars, with a considerable quantity of
corn and other stores. Please send
Commanding Second Brigade
Joe Keith, Jr., "Aftermath: Written for the
130th Anniversary of the Battle of West Point"