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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....

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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 Battle-field.-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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