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Expedition from Cairo-Battle of Belmont-Criticism upon it--Nelson's Expe-
dition to Piketon-A Long March-The Battle-Rout of the Enemy
Nelson's Order--Adjutant-General Thomas sent West to Investigate the
Charges against Fremont-His report-Its Injustice-Conduct of the Sec-
retary of War--Renoval of Fremont-Hunter Appointed in his place-
Superseded by Halleck and sent to Kansas-Reconstruction of the
Western and South-Western Departments-Dix Sends an Expedition into
Eastern Virginia-Capture of Mason and Slidell-Exultation of the
People---Creates a Storm of Insignation in England-War Threatened
Opening of the New Year around Washington-Fight at Pensacola -Bom-
bardment of Fort Pickens-Fight at Port Royal the same day-Expedi.
tion by Milroy in Western Virginia ---Jackson Advances to the Potomac
and tears up the Baltimore, and Ohio. Rạil Road -Fight opposite Han.
cock-Fight at Blue's Gap-Battle of Middle Creek, Kentucky, and Vic-
tory of Garfield-Pope in Missouri.....
Burnside Advances with his Fleet to Roanoke Island Its Spordid Appear-
ance-The Attack-Landing of the Troops-The Advanco Against the
* President Assumes Active Command of the Army and Orders a General 1