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olumbus. General Beauregard calls General Polk to Jackson, Tennessee, for conference. opinion of the latter as to the strength of Columbus. he concurs, however, in General Beauregard's views. evacuation of Columbus authorized by the War Department. General Beauregard's detailed instructions to that effect. defects in River defences at Columbus. Governor Harris of Tennessee. General Johnston retreating towards Stevenson, along the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. his letter of February 18th to the War Department. depression of the people. General Beauregard resolves to replenish the army. makes use of the discretion given him by General Johnston. his plan of operations. Believes success depends upon offensive movement on our part. calls upon the governors of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee; and also upon Generals Van Dorn, Bragg, and Lovell, for immediate assistance. sixty and ninety days troops. the War Department not favorable to the method proposed
, between the middle of February and the 6th of April, and upon which hung the fate of the entire southwestern part of the Confederacy, it was—and is—to some a matter of no small surprise that General A. S. Johnston, the commander of the whole department, interposed neither advice nor authority, nor even made inquiry as to the enemy's designs, or our plans to foil them. Such silence, on the part of one whose love of the cause precludes all idea of indifference, omission, or neglect, can only be explained by the fact that he placed implicit reliance upon General Beauregard's ability to cope, unassisted, with the difficulties of the situation, and successfully direct any and all movements originating within the limits of his military district. The telegrams of General Johnston, dated February 16th and 18th, confirm this interpretation. You must do as your judgment dictates. And again: You must now act as seems best to you. The separation of our armies is, for the present, complet