he passage of any gunboats or transports up the Tennessee River, from the direction of Fort Henry, extending itportant defences, against any movement from the Tennessee River, the cavalry to be thrown out well in advance. a still more dreaded movement by ascending the Tennessee River to Hamburg or Eastport, seizing the Memphis andct a landing at any point along the bend of the Tennessee River, between Coffee Landing and Eastport.
General befallen our arms on the Kentucky border.
The Tennessee River is in possession of the enemy since the capture each other.
With the enemy in command of the Tennessee River, the position at Columbus is so endangered fromarch on Paducah, seize and close the mouths of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers; aided by gun-boats, I would21st, 1862.
My dear General,—By the fall of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, the forces under General Pohousand men, take Cairo, Paducah, the mouth of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, and, most probably, be able