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erlooked by the enemy. It can be held with part of the garrison of Henry. Lieutenant Dixon, who is familiar with the country, will be able to point out the proper position. No time should be lost. General Johnston wrote to General Polk, October 31st, as follows: Your front, and particularly your right flank, requires incessant watching, and may at any moment demand all the force at your disposal. The Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers afford lines of transportation by which an army madiscretion whether to place him in command at Columbus or not. Though General Johnston had no objection to Tilghman's promotion, knowing that Polk had previously recommended him, he accepted the secretary's letter as a rebuke. Polk urged, October 31st, that Tilghman should be assigned to the command of the defenses of the Tennessee and Cumberland, which General Johnston ordered, as soon as the pending movements by the Federals permitted. As soon as Tilghman took command he stopped the