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he enemy have no iron-clad gunboats on the Tennessee. Field batteries can be used effectively against their gunboats. A. S. Johnston. Pulaski, March 19, 1862--4.36 p. m. General A. Sidney Johnston, Commanding Western Department: General: Your orders of 17th and 18th are received and shall be carried out, particularly in relation to the cotton, as far as practicable. My last information from Columbia is that the enemy had not crossed in any force, the burning of the pike bridge over Duck River having checked them for the time. I have two companies in that vicinity, who will keep me fully posted. I shall remain here, forwarding Government property and the straggling soldiers, a large number of whom are hourly coming in. To get these off I shall need some more cars, and would thank you to send all that can be spared; otherwise I fear that many of our infantrymen who have been absent on furlough will not be able to rejoin their commands. J. S. Scott, Colonel First Louisiana Cava
ies, and a regiment of cavalry I shall leave here for the present. At least one and perhaps two divisions will have to be left to observe routes which expose this place, leaving four divisions there for actual operations against the point of attack indicated by General Halleck. Every bridge in the route, however small, has to be rebuilt, and this, with the swollen condition of the streams from constant heavy rains, retards my progress. My advance is now at Columbia, making a bridge over Duck River. In the above enumeration of force I have made no mention of eight regiments of infantry of my actual force which was sent to General Halleck during his operations against Fort Donelson, four of which took an active part in the attack, nor of eight regiments which I ordered from Indiana and Ohio for the same object. It will be observed that the force in Kentucky is reduced to a very low number. It will be probably necessary to increase the guards on the railroads there when the low