Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mississippi River” in chapter 23 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:

...to inform your Excellency that, under date of September 10, 1861, I was authorized by the President of the Confederate States to call upon the Governor of Tennessee for troops for the defense of the Mississippi River , and the States included in this military department. The defenseless condition of this department was patent, from the moment I arrived and had a hasty view of the field. The necessity for...

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