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CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

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CHAPTER XXXI.

MAY, 1862.

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An Approaching Crisis-Public Feeling-The Two Great Armies-McClellan

ready to commence the Bombardment at Yorktown-The Enemy Evacu-. ate it-Scene at the Evacuation--The Pursuit-The Battle of Williams-, burg--Bravery of Colonel Dwight-Berry comes to the Rescue-Kearney Follows-Heroism of the Eleventh Massachusetts-Hancock's Gallant Bayonet Charge--Inspiring Effect of Martial Music-Heintzelman amid the Raining Bullets-Hooker's Unconquerable Brigade-The Night after the Battle--Franklin arrives at West Point, and Engages the Enemy..... 403

CHAPTER XXXII.

MAY, 1862.

Our Gun Boats Ascend the James River--Surrender of Norfolk-Destruction

of the Merrimac-Gratification of the People-Attack on fort Darling.. Repulse of the Fleet--McClellan's Advance on Richmond-General Storeman's Cavalry in Advance-The Chickahominy Reached-A Bold Expedition-A Gloomy March-Battle of Hanover Court House-Rail Road Destroyed--Portür's Skill-Flight of the Enemy-The Victory--The Road Opened for McDowell to Advance-Richmond not to be Taken unless he does-Dissatisfaction and Unreasonableness of the Public-A Dear

Experiment..

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CHAPTER XXXIII.

MAY, 1862.

A Flood in the Chickahominy-McClellan's Forces Separated by it-..The

Enemy resolves to Attack the Portion Across the River and Destroy it-Battle of Fair Oaks-Rout of Casey's Division--IIeintzelman (emes to the Rescue-Kearney's Division-Berry's Brigade-Jameson's Veter: 17 Brigade-A Fearful Fight-Balloon Reconnoissance--Telegraphing to Head-Quariors-Sumner succeeds in Crossing-The Field at Night--The Second Day's Battle--A Fearful Sunday----Bravery of the New Jersey Regiments-Bayonet Charge of the Second Excelsior--A Frightful Strugzle-McClellan on the field-Thé Enemy Repulsed-The Piciory-ippearánce of the Field - McClellin's Dispatch..

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THE GREAT REBELLION.

CHAPTER XXXIV.

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MAY, 1862.

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McDowell About to Join McClellan-Shields's Division Detached from Banks

- Jackson Resolves to Attack Banks--Gallant Defense of Kenley at
Front RoyalBanks Resolved to Fall Back to the Potomac-The Rear
Guard Cut Off-Panic in the Train-A Critical Situation-Battle at
Winchester.The Retreat Continued-A Sad Sunday-The Army
Reaches the Potomac in Safety and Crosses into Maryland-Banks as a
General-Fright of the Secretary of War-The Militia Called Out-
Success of Jackson's Plan -McDowell and Fremont Ordered to Intercept
Jackson's Retreat....

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CHAPTER XXXV.

MAY, 1862

Quiet Along the Coast-Pensacola Evacuated--Halleck at Corinth-The

Enemy's Communications Cut Off-- Naval Action at Fort Wright-Repulse of the Rebel Fleet--Fight at Farmington, Near Corinth-Gallant Cavalry Charge-Corinth Evacuated-Elliot's Cavalry Expedition-Butler at New Orleans-His Various Orders-Mitchell in Alabama --State of Affairs at the Close of the Month-Importance of a Victory before Richmond-Anxi, State of the Public Mind.

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CHAPTER XXXVI.

JUNE, 1862.

Movements at the West-Evacuation of Memphis-Naval Action Before it

Total Wreck of the Rebel Fleet--Expedition up the White River Explosion on Board the Mound City-Fort at Saint Charles Captured by Colonel Fitch-Butler at New Orleans-Pierre Soule Sent-North Under ArrestChattanooga Taken-Buell Supposed to be Advancing to the Relief of Fast Tennessee-Gratification of the People-Sufferings of the Unionists there--Parson Brownlow--Keeps the Old, Flag Flying-Heroism of his Daughter--Relieved and Comes North--His Story of the Barbarities of the Rebels-His Reception in the Northern Cities-Governor Johnson at Nashville Morgan Seizes Cumberland Cap.....

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CHAPTER XXXVII.

JUNE, 1862.

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TPAGE. Fremont Starts in Purs iit of Jackson-His Energy--Ilis Cavalry Am

busho:--Battle of Cis Keys-Retreat of Jackson and Attack * Shields's Ailvance, at Port Republic-Abandonment of the Pursuit-Püb

lic Disappointment at Jackson's Escape-Object of his Raid-Perplexity of Government--The President Reorganizes the Virginia DepartmentGeneral Pope Placed in Command--His address to the Army--Movement Against Charleston-Battle of James Island-Heroism of the Eighth Michigan and Seventy-ninth Highlanders-Our Defeat--Cause of Disgrace of Benham.

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CHAPTER XXXVIII.

JUNE, 1862.

McClellan Before Richmond-Labor of the Soldiers-McClellan's Address to

the Army-M Dwell Expected --Rebel knowledge of his Plans-NÍQ

Call's Division sent to liis Support --The Force Left with which to At..... tack Richmond-- Anxiety of McClellan-Insufficiency of his Force to Pro

tect- hiş Right Flank-Stuart's Cavalry Raid--Encircles our Enţire Army-Attacks a Rail Road Train-Attempts to Cross the Chickahominy~ Its Retrun to Richmond-Eifect on the Rebel Army--Balloon Ascension in Viev oi t'13 Rune Capital-Movements and Rumors-Rebel Plan to Destroy McClellan's Army..

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CHAPTER XXXIX.

JUNE, 1862.

Proximity of our Earth Works to those of the Enemy--Character of the

Groun: between them-McClellan Resolves to Seize it-Arrangements in the Battle-Heintzelman's and Kearney's Divisions-Hooker's BrigadeThe Battle-!cClellan's Arrival on the Field-His Enthusiastic Recention-Takes Personal Command-Gallant Effcrt of Captain DusensıyThe Enemy Beaten at all Points --McClellan's Dispatch to WashingtonPublic Expectation2 --Preparations to Celebrate the Fall of Richmond

Perplexity of our Government --Great Plan of the Rebel Leader, Lee; McClellan Informed that McDowell would not be sent to his Aid-Effect 9. of the News Trying Situation-Final Determination --Its Discovery by the Enemy..

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