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CHAPTER XIV.

NOVEMBER, 1861.

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Superseded by Halleck and sent to Kansas-Reconstruction of the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

CHAPTER XVII.

JANUARY, 1862.

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.....

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FEBRUARY, 1862.

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Burnside Advances with his Fleet to Roanoke Island Its Spordid Appear-

ance-The Attack-Landing of the Troops-The Advanco Against the
Enemy's Works-Gallantry of a Chaplain-Of Midshipman Porter- Tho

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