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ates forces developed an intention of moving on the Confederate lines by way of the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, and early in February carried out the design. This danger was one that General Johnston had foreseen, and had attempted to provide against. While this is abundantly evinced even in the allusions in his correspondence given herein to illustrate other aspects of the campaign, it will not be amiss to add some brief extracts bearing directly on this subject. As early as October 27, 1861, he wrote the adjutant-general, pointing out the three lines in Kentucky on which the enemy seem to design to operate: first, against Zollicoffer; second, by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad; and the other against Polk, and will perhaps endeavor to use the Tennessee in aid of the movement. For some time after this the rivers were too low to be used by the heavy armored flotilla; and the movements of the enemy seemed to be directed from South Carrollton against Clarksville as the o