Hdqtrs, Army in the field
Camp near Donelson, Feby 16, 1862
Gen. S.B. Buckner,
Sir: Yours of this date proposing Armistice, and appointment of Commissioners, to settle terms of Capitulation is just received. No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.
I propose to move immediately upon your works. I am Sir: very respectfully
Your obt. sevt.