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The Defences of Vicksburg.-Pemberton's Force.-His Troops Reinspirited.-A

Memorable Appeal.-Grant's Assault on the Works.-Confidence of the Yankees.-

Their Repulse and Losses.-Commencement of Siege Operations.-Confidence in

Richmond.-Johnston's Secret Anticipation of the Fall of Vicksburg.--His Alleged

Inability to Avert it.-Critical Condition of the Confederate Armies in Numbers.-

Secret Correspondence of Richmond Officials.-Mr. Seddon's Bait of Flattery.-Suf-

ferings of the Garrison of Vicksburg.-Johnston's Attempt to Extricate them.-Pro-

posed Diversion in the Trans-Mississippi.-Its Failure.-A Message from Pemberton.

A Gleam of Hope.-An Important Despatch Miscarries.-The Garrison Unable to

Fight Their Way Out.-But Their Condition not Extreme.-Pemberton's Surrender

on the Fourth of July.-Surprise in Richmond-Mendacity of the Telegraph.-The

Story of the Rats and Mules.-Pemberton's Statement as to his Supplies.-His Ex-

planation as to the Day of Surrender.-The last Incident of Humiliation.---Behavior

of the Vicksburg Population.-A Rival of "The Beast."-Appearance and Manners

of the City under Yankee Rule.-Consequences of the Fall of Vicksburg.-THE Yan-

KEE REOCCUPATION OF JACKSON.-Johnston's Second Evacuation.-The Enemy's Rav-

ages in Mississippi.-How they Compared with Lee's Civilities in Pennsylvania.—

THE FALL OF PORT HUDSON, &c.--Enemy's Capture of Yazoo City.--THE BATTLE

OF HELENA.--THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.-Repulse of the Confederates.-Abandonment

of Little Rock.-The Trials and Sufferings of the Trans-Mississippi Department.—

Hindman's Memorable Rule.-Military Autocracy.-The Generous and Heroic Spirit

of the Trans-Mississippi..

Contrast between our Military Fortunes in the East and in the West.-Some

Reasons for our Success in Virginia.-Her Hearty Co-operation with the Confederate

Authorities. Her Contributions to the War.-General Bragg's Situation in Tennes-

see.-Confederate criticisms on General Rosecrans.-Opinion of the "Chattanooga

Rebel."-An Extensive Movement Contemplated by Rosecrans.-Bragg's Retreat to

Chattanooga. The Yankees on a Double Line of Operations.-Buckner's Evacuation

of Knoxville. THE SURRENDER OF CUMBERLAND GAP.-President Davis's Comment

on the Surrender.-THE BATTLES OF CHICKAMAUGA.-Braggs' Evacuation of Chatta-

nooga. Topography of the Battlefield.-Thomas's Column of Yankees in McLemore's

Cove.-Disobedience of Orders by Lieutenant-general Hill of the Confederates.-

Bragg's Orders to Lieutenant-general Polk.-Two Opportunities Lost. Note:

Bragg's Secret and Official Report of the Miscarriage of His Plans.-The First Day's

Engagement on the Chickamauga.-Second Day.-General Polk's Fight on our

Right.-Longstreet's Successful Attack on the Left.-The Grand Charge.-Rout of

the Enemy.-Longstreet's Message to Bragg.-Forrest Up a Tree.-Bragg Declines to

Pursue. His Hesitation and Error.-His Movement upon Chattanooga.-Boast of

Rosecrans.-An Empty Victory for the Confederates.-Bragg's Awkward Pause.-

Discussions of the Campaign.-His Supposed Investment of Chattanooga.-Two

Blunders of the Confederate Commander.-Chickamauga a Second Edition of Bull

Run. Note: Observations of a General Officer of the Confederate States Army on

the Campaign in the West...
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The President's Declaration to the Confederate Congress of 1868-64.-"Want of

Capacity" in the Confederate Authorities.-Character of Jefferson Davis.-Official

Shiftlessness at Richmond.--Early Prognostications of the War.-The "Statesman-

ship" of the Confederates.-Ludicrous Errors of Confederate Leaders.-What "King

Cotton" might have done.-Gross Mismanagement of the Confederate Finances.-Mr.

Memminger's Maladministration.-The Moral Evils of an Expanded Currency.-The

Military Situation in December.-Secretary Seddon's Shameful Confession.-" De-

magogism" in the Confederate War Department.-Seddon's Propositions.-Military

"Substitutes."-An Act of Perfidy.-Bullying in Congress.-Spirit of the Confederate

Soldiery.-LINCOLN'S "PEACE PROCLAMATION."-Its Stupidity, Insolence, and Out-

rage. How the Confederates Replied to it.-A New Appeal Against "Recon-

struction."-THE SLAVERY QUESTION IN THE WAR.-A French Opinion.-The

Abolitionists Unmasked.-Decay of European Sympathy with Them.-Review of

Lincoln's "Emancipation" Policy.-The Arming of the Blacks.-The Negro Coloni-

zation Schemes.-Experiments of New England "Civilization" in Louisiana.--

Frightful Mortality of "Freedmen."-The Appalling Statistics of Emancipation.—

The Contraband Camps in the Mississippi Valley.-Pictures of Yankee Philanthropy.

-"Slavery" Tested by the War.-The Confederates the True Friends of the African

Laborer. The System of Negro Servitude in the Confederacy.-The "War-to-the-

Knife" Party in the North.-HISTORY OF THE "RETALIATION" POLICY.-The Outrages

of Yankee Warfare.-President Davis's Sentimentalism.-The Record of his Unpar-

donable and Unparalleled Weakness.-A Peep into Yankee Prisons.-The Torture-

Houses of the North.-Captain Morgan's Experience Among "the Convict-Drivers."

-President Davis's Bluster.-His Two Faces.-Moral Effects of Submission to Yankee

Outrage. The Rival Administrations in December 1868.-Richmond and Washing-

ton.—Mr. Lincoln's Gaiety.—New Issues for the Confederacy...................... PAGE 174

Auspicious Signs of the Spring of 1864.-Military Successes of the Confederates.-

Improvements in the Internal Polity of the Confederacy-Two Important Measures

of Legislation.-Revolution of our Finances.-Enlargement of the Conscription.-

Theory of the New Military Law.-A Blot on the Political Record of the Confeder-

acy.-Qualified Suspension of the Habeas Corpus.-An Infamous Edict, but a "Dead-

letter."-An Official Libel upon the Confederacy.-The Real Condition of Civil

Liberty in the South.-The Conscription not properly a Measure of Force.-Im-

pressments but a System of Patriotic Contribution.--Development of the Yankee

Government into Despotism.-An Explanation of this.-The Essence of Despotism


System, the Best and Most Elastic in the World.-The War Conducted on A Volun-

tary Basis. Supplies.--Scarcity of Meat.-The Grain Product.-Two Centres of Sup-

plies.-A Dream of Yankee Hate.--Great Natural Resources of the North.-Summary

of the Yankee Military Drafts.-Tonnage of the Yankee Navy.-The Yankee War

Debt.--Economic Effects of the War.--Its Effects on European Industry.-Yankee

Conquest of the South an Impossibility.-A Remarkable Incident of the War.-

DAHLGREN'S RAID AROUND RICHMOND.-Kilpatrick's and Custar's Parts of the Expe-

dition.-Dahlgren and his Negro Guide.-His "Braves" Whipped by the Richmond

Clerks and Artisans.-Death of the Marauder.-Revelation of his Infamous Designs.

-Copy and History of "the Dahlgren Papers."-A Characteristic Yankee Apothe-

osis. Ridiculous and Infamous Behavior of the Confederate Authorities.--A Bru-

tal and Savage Threat.-President Davis in Melodrama....
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Close of the Third Year of the War.-Sketch of the Subsequent Operations in Vir-

ginia and Georgia.-GRANT's "ON-TO-RICHMOND."-The Combination Against the

Confederate Capital.-THE BATTLES OF THE WILDERNESS.-A Thrilling Crisis.-Grant

on the Verge of Rout.-His First Design Baffled.-THE BATTLES OF SPOTTSYLVANIA

COURT-HOUSE.-Death of General Sedgwick.-THE CARNAGE OF MAY THE 12TH.-Five

Battles in Six Days.-Grant's Obstinacy.-"The Butcher."--Sheridan's Expedition.

-Death of General "Jeb" Stuart.-Butler's Operations on the South Side of the

James." The Beast" at the Back-Door of Richmond.-He is Driven to Bermuda

Hundred by Beauregard.-Defeat of Sigel in the Valley.-Grant's Movement Down

the Valley of the Rappahannock.-His Passage of the Pamunkey.-Re-organization of

General Lee's Lines.-Grant's Favorite Tactics.-Yankee Exultation at his Approach

to Richmond--Caricatures of the Confederacy.-A Hasty Apotheosis.-A True The-

ory of Grant's "Flank Movements."-His Occupation of McClellan's Old Lines.—THE


Minutes. What Had Become of Yankee Exultation.-Review of the Rival Routes to

Richmond.-Grant Crosses the James River.-His Second Grand Combination Against

Richmond.-Hunter's Capture of Staunton.-THE BATTLES OF PETERSRURG.-General

Wise's Heroic Address.-Engagement of 16th June.-Grand Assault of 18th June.--

on "the Cockade City."-A Decisive defeat of the Yankees.-Engagement at Port

Walthal Junction-Sheridan's Defeat Near Gordonsville. - Hunter's Repulse at

Lynchburg.--Two Affairs on the Weldon Railroad.-Grant's Second Combination a

Complete Failure.-Discouragement of the North.-The Gold Barometer.-Secretary

Chase's Declaration.-SHERMAN'S "ON-TO-ATLANTA."-His Flanking Movement.-

Engagement in Resaca Valley.--Johnston's Retreat.-Engagement at New Hope.-

Johnston's Telegram to Richmond.--Defeat of Sturgis's Expedition in Mississippi.-

BATTLE OF KEnesaw MountaiN.-Sherman's Successful Strategy.-The Confederates

Fall Back to Atlanta.-THE BATTLES OF ATLANTA.-Hood's Gallant Defence.-- . . . .

The Military Situation in July, 1864.-Grant's Failure.-His Consumption of Troops.

-Review of Yankee Atrocities in the Summer Campaign of 1864.-Sherman's Char

acter. His Letter on "Wild Beasts."-His War on Factory Girls.-Sufferings of

Confederate Women and Children.-Ravages in Georgia.-Hunter's Vandalism in

Virginia. "The Avengers of Fort Pillow."-Sturgis and his Demons.-The Spirit of

the Confederates. . . . Some Words on "Peace Negotiations."-A Piratical Prop-

osition and an Infamous Bribe.-The Heroic Choice of the Confederates....PAGE 261

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