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Zollicoffer's oak. [from the New Orleans, La., Picayune, August, 1903.] Recollections of the battle of Mill Springs and the death of this gallant soldier-efforts to protect his grave. by Bennett H. Young, Colonel C. S. A., （Major-General, United Confederate Veterans, Commanding Kentucky Division.) Early in January, 1862, Major-General George B. Crittenden, who was then in command of the Confederate forces in East Tennessee, advised General Albert Sidney Johnston that he was then on the north side of the Cumberland river, in Pulaski county, Kentucky; that he was threatened by a superior force of the enemy in front; that it was impossible to cross the river, and that he was compelled to make the fight on the ground he then occupied. He had under his orders about 4,000 men, consisting of two brigades, the first commanded by General Felix K. Zollicoffer. This brigade was composed of the 15th Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel E. C. Walthall; the 19th Tennessee, Colonel D. H. Cumm