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, they must hold the Principal passages across the Mississippi from Cairo down, and they must complete their interior lines of communication.ans to prevent it escaping to the East. For this they must reach Cairo before AIV can prevent them, and, having then the passages of the Od, it crosses the Ohio. If AIV tries to cross the Mississippi near Cairo, to join with a part of the reserve Army AV, and to retreat at onceollowed up its retreat to St. Louis, a small corps only proceeds to Cairo, to destroy or disperse the Union forces near that place, and to ma have followed the retreat of AIV. They leave a sufficient corps at Cairo to keep this place and the passages across the two rivers, and foll might have tried to deceive BIV, and, passing the Mississippi near Cairo, force its passage across the Missouri, advance in the direction ofas suspected of having formed the plan to pass the Mississippi near Cairo, the passages over the Ohio near this place ought to be well guarde
In the passage of a river, we distinguish-- 1st. The point where we intend passing it. 2d. The operation of the passage. The first example of strategy, War in the United States, is sufficient to show of what importance is the point of passage over a large river. Different passages of the Potomac, Mississippi, Ohio, and Missouri are discussed there; it is shown how different the result would be, if, instead of crossing, for instance, the Mississippi at Memphis, it was crossed at Cairo. If we have but one point where we can cross the river, and if our only line of retreat leads through this point, it must be fortified; the fort, called the tete-de-pont, should be large enough to hold at least a part of our army. The more the bridge is of importance, the stronger the fortifications should be. As regards tactical arrangements for the passage of a river in the presence of an enemy, we may say-- 1st. It is necessary to deceive the enemy concerning the real point