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tung by popular clamor, demanded a court of inquiry, which was subsequently ordered by the Secretary of War. But General Johnston's letters make no allusion to the defeat. That was past. His whole attention was turned to saving what could be saved of that army; and all his letters were directed to the business of restoring its efficiency — to its proper location, to its commissariat, transportation, rearmament, and reorganization. General Johnston, in writing to General Crittenden, February 3d, after enumerating the various steps taken for his assistance, closes thus: When Colonel Claiborne returns, I shall be informed of all the wants of your command, and take measures to have you amply provided. Writing about the same time to the adjutant-general, he concludes his letter: I have taken every measure necessary to reorganize and place immediately on an efficient footing the command of Major-General Crittenden. Schoepf followed Crittenden to Monticello, and th
Impressed with the great deficiency in the preparations for defending the passage of the river, the commanding officer expressed to me his fears that it might cause disaster if the place were vigorously attacked by the enemy's gunboats. This he thought his greatest danger. In conjunction with General Tilghman, I made every effort during the three days I remained at Fort Henry to get all the works and batteries in as good condition for defense as the means at hand would permit. The 3d of February we went over to Fort Donelson to do the same. On the 4th General Tilghman was startled by heavy firing at Fort Henry, at 10-A. M., and by a message from Colonel Heiman, received at 3z P. M., that the enemy were landing. He and Gilmer returned to Fort Henry that night, arriving there at midnight. The 5th of February and the morning of the 6th were spent in preparations and dispositions for defense, and in the instruction of the various commands in the duties assigned them. Tilghman