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val before retiring. Crittenden immediately detailed parties to construct boats, but they were not ready when he learned of Thomas's approach. His first intimation to General Johnston of Thomas's approach was the following letter, written January 18th: sir: I am threatened by a superior force of the enemy in front, and, finding it impossible to cross the river, I shall have to make the fight on the ground I now occupy. If you can do so, I would ask that a diversion be made in my favo the trenches exposed to a constant and pelting rain, and, having been suddenly called to arms and hourly expecting an attack, had had neither time nor opportunity to prepare food. They were now hurriedly put in motion. At midnight, on the 18th of January, the Confederate army marched against the enemy in this order: First, with Bledsoe's and Saunders's independent cavalry companies a-a vanguard, Zollicoffer's brigade ; thus Walthall's Fifteenth Mississippi Regiment in advance, followed by Ru
be expected to be very effective. I also send you a weekly report of the troops at this post, and am sorry to remark that they have been much reduced by sickness. My effective force is now, as you will see, only about 12,000. On the 18th of January Colonel Munford, aide to General Johnston, received the following letter, written the day before, by the Hon. James E. Saunders: Nashville, January , 17, 1862. dear sir: I am just starting for Fort Heiman, opposite Fort Henry, where I ha much difficulty in getting competent artillerists to man them, and he was not supplied with a sufficient number of artillery-officers. It is proper to state that an Alabama regiment of 300 artillerists was ordered from Tuscumbia, Alabama, January 18th, but, for some reason, probably a deficiency in organization and equipment, did not go to Fort Henry. Impressed with the great deficiency in the preparations for defending the passage of the river, the commanding officer expressed to me hi