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Charles Ferguson Smith was lounging beneath a tree one Saturday afternoon, when Ulysses Grant approached him, explained the events that had occurred two miles further south; and pointing east, directed Smith to 'Take that Fort.' Brigadier General Smith replied, 'I will do it.' And the rest is history. CF Smith leads the attack C.F. Smith was regarded as a 'model Army officer,' who looked the way a soldier should look, and acted the way a soldier was expected to act. And yet, he was so much more... his immortal ride in company with the advance upon Fort Donelson was merely o