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ederacy. The means which he adopted to carry out his purposes, and the causes that impeded his success, will be detailed as they arise. General Johnston proceeded to Nashville, stopping in Knoxville only long enough to confer with General Felix K. Zollicoffer, who commanded in East Tennessee, and to approve of the arrangements already made by that officer for an advance into Kentucky by way of Cumberland Gap. On the 14th of September General Johnston reached Nashville. He had been look promptly, and any suggestions you may make will be received with pleasure. With great respect, your obedient servant, A. S. Johnston, General C. S. A. His Excellency Jefferson Davis. A few days prior to Buckner's movement, General Felix K. Zollicoffer, in accordance with arrangements previously made, advanced to Cumberland Ford with about four thousand men. In the west, Feliciana, thirty miles east of Columbus, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, and Hopkinsville, were garrisoned with small
General Johnston was confronted by a powerful force, while his own line of defense was merely masked by Buckner's and Zollicoffer's small commands. Hence, it became his first duty to organize an army for their support. The following pages will evry, fourteen companies of artillery, and three engineer companies — about 33,600 men, exclusive of some 6,000 men with Zollicoffer. But this estimate included the troops under General Polk. General B. R. Johnson, in charge of the organization of Teat quarter consider that it would imperil that point to diminish their force, and open Tennessee to the enemy. General Zollicoffer cannot join me, as he guards the Cumberland, and prevents the invasion and possible revolt of East Tennessee. Notd probably said in a former letter, of December 22d, all that he had to say on the subject. These are his words: Zollicoffer reports himself in almost undisputed possession of the banks of the Cumberland, from the forks near Somerset, all the
r's in the centre, about Bowling Green; and Zollicoffer's, on the right, at Cumberland Ford. Earlyat number of adversaries under Sherman; and Zollicoffer's 4,000 men had 8,000 or 10,000 men opposed he could act in cooperation with Buckner. Zollicoffer was deficient in facilities for effective f On September 26th an expedition, sent by Zollicoffer to get salt, broke up a large encampment atetached army of observation. As soon as Zollicoffer received this authority, he sought the enemce to Rockcastle Hills, where, on notice of Zollicoffer's approach, the commander, General Albin Scgiments, numbering from 3,500 to 4,000 men. Zollicoffer had 5,500 men, but believed that only two Fetending to believe, that they had repulsed Zollicoffer's whole army, took heart and exulted in theuation as I had, would unite his force with Zollicoffer, and fall on Thomas at Dick Robinson, or Mced abortive by Schoepf's sudden retreat and Zollicoffer's possession of the Gaps. With Schoepf's c[14 more...]
us farmer in Maury County, Tennessee, where Zollicoffer was born May 19, 1812. He began life as a d knowledge of the camp. But the habits of Zollicoffer's entire life and thought had been bent notive cooperation, almost impossible. Still, Zollicoffer could not be drawn in nearer to Bowling Greennessee. General Johnston desired to place Zollicoffer, with his limited supplies and half-disciplt winter was at hand. On November 30th, Zollicoffer, writing from Mill Springs, tells General Jear's-day General Crittenden had arrived at Zollicoffer's headquarters at Beech Grove. In his lettwas insufficient to man the intrenchments. Zollicoffer states the length of his line at 1,200 yarduietly, We must not shoot our own men. General Zollicoffer wore a white gum overcoat, which concea his revolver. The ball passed through General Zollicoffer's heart, and he fell exactly where he hA deep dejection had settled on it. General Zollicoffer's body was embalmed, carried around by [30 more...]
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 ction of General Johnston in his letter of December 10th. The columns, moving by the west bank of the Mississippi, advanced later. But the blow struck against Zollicoffer at this very date had also been pointed out, October 27th, by General Johnston, as probable. On their return from these January expeditions, Grant telegraphe following letter from General Johnston to the adjutant-general, written January 22d, gives his own conception of the situation at that time. After recounting Zollicoffer's defeat, he says: Movements on my left, threatening Forts Henry and Donelson, and Clarksville, have, I do not doubt, for their ultimate object, the occup