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Chapter 4: Defense of the Mississippi river Albert Sidney Johnston's army State troops in Kentucky battle of Belmont Fishing Creek-Fort Henry Fort Donelson reorganization at Corinth battle of Shiloh. While, as we have seen, Mississippi soldiers were fully maintaining the honor of the State on the Gulf coast and the Potomac river, the State itself reposed in confident security. The enlistment of more troops was not thought necessary after the victory at Manassas, and though it soon became apparent that more soldiers were needed, the immense possibilities of the war were far from being realized. Gen. Mansfield Lovell, in command of the coast as well as New Orleans, felt supreme confidence in his ability to defeat any attempt to ascend the river, and the people placed great reliance in the strength of the plans made for resisting any invasion through Kentucky and Tennessee. But, toward the close of 1861, the government at Washington had arranged for an expedi