The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates

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The Minerva Group, Inc., 2004 - History - 756 pages
When originally published in 1867, this book was described as "comprising a full and authentic account of the rise and progress of the late southern Confederacy - the campaigns, battles, incidents, and adventures of the most gigantic struggle of the world's history, drawn from official sources, and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders." Edward A Pollard (1831-1872) was Editor of the Richmond Examiner during the Civil War; generally acknowledged as the ablest and most prolific Southern writer of the period.

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Contents

True value of the Federal principle Historical examples Coleridges prophecy Early
33
tion significant only of a contest for political power Differences between
45
CHAPTER III
54
The sectional equilibrium How disturbed in 1820 Oontest on the admission
63
Preparations of South Carolina to withdraw from the Union Passage of her Ordinance
82
OHAPTER VI
100
OHAPTER VII
120
Mr Lincolns remark about the wolf His designs upon Virginia Federal occupation
134
OHAPTER XXIII
385
measures of Confederate finance How the Southern banks became involved
415
OHAPTER XXV
429
OHAPTER XXVII
439
CHAPTER XXVIII
453
character New and vigorous measures of war at Washington Scarcity of
464
CHAPTER XVI
489
Opening of the great spring campaign of 1864 Explanation of renewed confidence in Rich
507

The victory of Manassas misfortune for the Confederates Relaxation in Rich
152
CHAPTER X
175
Statistics of the Federal navy Improvidence of the Confederates in coast
185
General character of the military events of the year 1862 The Confederate situation
198
Gloomy scene in Capitol Square President Davis speech Commentary of
214
CHAPTER XI
232
OHAPTER II
245
of Johnstons evacuation of Manassas and Centreville He crosses the Rappahan
261
OHAPTER XVII
278
Effect of McClellans defeat in the North Organization of another Federal army
295
Baton Rouge Success of Breckinridges attack He waits for the ironclad
319
On to Richmond His movement towards Fredericksburg The surrender
337
Review of political questions in the war The thread of Antislavery legislation
356
Military situation in the early months of 1863 Early resumption of the campaign
370
X XII
526
Shermans campaign in Georgia the important correspondent of Grants in Virginia
539
The Presidential canvass of 1864 in the North Its relations to the military campaign
556
An intrigue in Richmond against Gen Johnston Evidence of it Gen Braggs visit
576
battery The enemys infantry routed His cavalry get on the Confederate left
589
Gen Grants opinion of manoeuvring Lee his master in every branch of generalship
606
CHAPTER XXXVIII
616
OHAPTER XXXIX
644
OHAPTER XXIX
661
Gen Lees lines around Richmond and Petersburg Comparison of his force with that
679
Public feeling in Richmond after evacuation day President Davis proclamation
700
Johnstons line of retreat from Raleigh Shermans pursuit The conference
713
CHAPTER XLIV
730
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