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HIS volume completes the Chronicle of the Civil War. It comprises a record of the events of the conflict from midsummer of 1863, until the close of the struggle, in the field, in the spring of 1865.
The second volume was ended with the record of the capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson by the National armies, in July. This volume opens with an account of the movements of the Army of the Potomac in the winter and spring of 1863, which led to the Battle of Chancellorsville, and Lee's second invasion of Maryland that ended with the Battle of Gettysburg. It contains the story of the military and naval operations in the region of the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico, and all along the Atlantic coast, from Florida to the lower borders of Virginia, including the long siege of Charleston. Also, an account of the doings of the AngloConfederate pirate-ships, including those of the Alabama, and an account of her destruction. It also contains a record of the important movements in Eastern and Southeastern Tennesseewhich were followed by Sherman's great march and series of con, flicts from Chattanooga, by way of Atlanta, to the sea, and thence through the Carolinas; and the expulsion of the Confederates from Tennessee, by Thomas.
It bears a record of the stirring events in the Red River region; in Texas; all along the Mississippi, and in the States whose borders are washed by its waters; at Mobile, and in the interior of the States of Mississippi and Alabama, and the final triumph of the National arms in all the vast region of the Republic southward of the Roanoke River and westward of the mountain ranges of Virginia, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina.
It contains a history of the great campaigns of the armies of the Potomac and the James, which ended in the capture of Rich
mond, the flight of the Conspirators, and the surrender of Lee; also of the assassination of the President; the surrender of the forces under Johnston and other leaders; the flight and capture of the head of the Confederacy of traitors; the closing scenes of the war; the exchange and treatment of prisoners; and the freewill offerings of the people in support of the Government. Also an outline sketch of the efforts of the loyal citizens to reorganize the Governments of States which had been disorganized by the Rebellion, and to restore the Union and re-establish it upon the sure foundations of Justice.
With a consciousness of fidelity to the laws of truth and righteousness, in the preparation of this work, the author offers it as his contribution to the historic records of his country.
THE RIDGE, DOVER PLAINS, N. Y.
Position of the Army of the Potomac-Its condition, 17.-The Strength of the Army of the Potomac-Influence
of the Peace Faction, 18.-Army Officers opposed to the Policy of the Government concerning Slavery-
Reorganization of the Army-Condition of the Army, in April, 1863, 19.-Corps Badges-Condition of the
Confederate Army, 20.-Discipline and Equipment of the Confederate Army-Composition of the Opposing
Forces, 21.-Cavalry Battle at Kelly's Ford-Moseby, the Guerrilla Chief, 22.-Stoneman's Raid-Move-
ment for flanking the Confederates, 23.-Hooker's exultant Order-The Nationals at Chancellorsville-The
Movement masked by Sedgwick, 24.-Lee prepares for Battle-He moves on Chancellorsville, 25.-Battle
near Chancellorsville--Lee foiled, 26.--The Opposing Leaders in Council-Hooker on the Defensive-Bold
Project of Stonewall Jackson," 27.-Flank Movement by Jackson-The Nationals deceived-Jackson's
Attack on Hooker's Right, 28.-Hooker's Right crumbles into Fragments, 29.--Flight and Pursuit of disor-
dered Troops, 30.--Attack on Hooker's Left and Center-Death of "Stonewall Jackson," 81.-Hooker's new
Line of Battle, 32.-The Battle of Chancellorsville, 33.-Lee takes Chancellorsville, 34.-The Heights of
Fredericksburg Captured, 35.-Battle at Salem Church-Sedgwick in Peril, 36, 37.-The National Army
recrosses the Rappahannock, 38.- Another Raid by Stoneman, 39, 40.-National Troops at Suffolk-Fortifi-
cations there, 41, 42.-The Siege of Suffolk by Longstreet, 43.-Peck's Defense of Suffolk-Longstreet driven
away-Services of the Army at Suffolk, 44.
The Opposing Armies compared-Hopes of the Confederates, 45.-British Interference desired by the Confeder-
ates-Movements in England in their Favor, 46.-Lord Lyons and the Peace Faction in New York-The
Confederacy Recognized by the Pope, 47.-Napoleon, Mexico, and the Confederates, 48.-Revolution in the
North expected-Confederate States' Seal, 49.-Events on the Rappahannock-Conflicts near Beverly and
Kelly's Fords, 50.-Ewell in the Shenandoah Valley-Milroy driven from Winchester-A great Disaster, 51.
-Lee marching rapidly Northward-Alarm-A Race for the Potomac, by Hooker and Lee, 52.-The Armies
flanking the Blue Ridge-A Raid into Pennsylvania, 53.-Alarm in Pennsylvania-Lee's Errand and Orders, 54.
-Preparations for opposing Lee-Alarm in Philadelphia, 55.-Lee's Army across the Potomac-Hooker super-
seded by Meade, 56.-Meade invested with Discretionary Powers-Lee's March of Invasion checked, 57.-
Preparations for Battle-Cavalry Battle at Hanover, 58.-The hostile Armies concentrating at Gettysburg-
Opening of the Contest at Gettysburg, 59.-Death of General Reynolds, 60.-Battle of Seminary Ridge, 61.-
Defeat of the Nationals, 62.-Preparations for renewing the Struggle, 63.-Position of the Opposing Armies at
Gettysburg, 64.-Perilous Situation of the National Left, 65.-A Struggle for Little Round Top. 66.-Death of
Generals Vincent and Weed, 67.-Battle of Gettysburg. 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, and 73.-Flight of the Confederates,
74.-They escape into Virginia, 75.-The Author's Visit to the Battle-field at Gettysburg, 76, 77, 78, 79.-
Soldier's Cemetery at Gettysburg-Mr. Lincoln's Dedicatory Address, SO.
POLITICAL AFFAIRS.-RIOTS IN NEW YORK.-MORGAN'S RAID NORTH OF THE OHIO.
Character of the Victory at Gettysburg-A National Thanksgiving appointed, $1.-Secretary Seward's cheering
Letter-False Charges by Jefferson Davis, $2.-A Draft or Conscription ordered-Activity of the Peace
Faction, 83.-Arrest, Trial, Conviction, and Punishment of C. L. Vallandigham, for Treasonable Practices,
$4.--The Government and the Peace Faction-A Seditious Letter written by Horatio Seymour, 85.—Organ-
ized Resistance to the Draft, 86.-Seditious Speeches of Franklin Pierce and Horatio Seymour, $7.--Revolu
tion in the North attempted, 88.-Great Riot in the City of New York-Seymour's Encouragement of the
Rioters, 89.-Attempt to postpone the Draft, 90.-The Work of the Peace Faction, 91.-Morgan's Raid in
Kentucky-Colored Troops, 92.-Morgan's Raid in Indiana, 93.-Morgan's Raid in Ohio, 94.-Morgan and
his Men in Peril, 95.—Capture of Morgan, 96.—Despotism of the Conspirators-Demonstration against Rich-
mond, 97.-Meade in Pursuit of Lee, in Virginia, 98.-The Opposing Armies at rest, 99.-Buford's Dash on
Stuart, near Brandy Station, 100.-Lee proposes to march on Washington-Auburn, 101.-Lee turns Meade's
Flanks-Another Race Northward, 103.-Stuart and his Staff in Peril-A Race for Bristow Station, 104.-
Battle of Bristow Station, 105.-Lee falls back--Meade advances to the Rappahannock, 106.—Battle of Rap-
pahannock Station-Lee, alarmed, falls back, 107.-The Confederates on Mine Run, 105.-Meade moves toward
Mine Run-Lee's Position and Strength, 109.-The Nationals ready for Battle, 110.-Meade withdraws from
Mine Run, 111.-Operations in West Virginia, 112.-Averill's Raid in Virginia, 118.-Difficulties and Perils
CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND FROM MURFREESBORO' TO CHATTANOOGA.
The Opposing Armies in Tennessee, 115.-Cavalry Operations near the Cumberland River, 116.-Battle near
Franklin, 117, Van Dorn's Attack on Franklin, 118.-Streight's Raid below the Tennessee River, 119.-
Capture of Streight and his Men-Execution of two Spies, 120.--Rosecrans ready to advance, 121.-He moves
upon Bragg, 122.-The latter is driven and chased by Rosecrans, 128.-Bragg flies to Chattanooga-Advance
of the Nationals to the Tennessee River, 124, 125.-The Nationals pass the Tennessee-Bragg abandons
Chattanooga, 126.-Operations in the Department of the Ohio, 127.-Burnside moves into East Tennessee.
128.--Cumberland Gap recaptured from the Confederates, 129.-The National Authorities puzzled-- East
Tennessee Unionists, 130.—Impending Struggle near Chattanooga-Perfidy of the Conspirators, 181.-Peril-
ous Position of the Union Army, 132.-Preparations for Battle-Preliminary Skirmishing, 133.-Thomas
defeats Bragg's Plans, 134.-Battle of Chickamauga, 135, 136, 187, 188, 189, 140.-Withdrawal of the Nationals
to the front of Chattanooga-John Clem, 141.-Jefferson Davis a Dictator, 142.
THE CHATTANOOGA CAMPAIGN.-MOVEMENTS OF SHERMAN'S AND BURNSIDE'S FORCES.
Bragg and his Subordinates-Suggestions of the Confederate "War Department," 143.-Troops sent to Rose-
crans-Chattanooga to be held, 144.--Sherman moves on Jackson, Mississippi, 145.--Johnston attacked at
and driven from Jackson, 146,-Destruction of Property at Jackson, 147.--Expedition to the Yazoo River-
Expedition against Helena, 148.-Battle at Helena, 149.—Confederate Cavalry Raids, 150.--General Grant at
Chattanooga-Hooker's Corps at Bridgeport, 151.-Hooker marches toward Lookout Mountain, 152.-Battle
at Wauhatchie, 153.-The Soldiers' Steamboat, 154.--Battle of Blue Springs-Operations in East Tennessee,
155.-Longstreet invades the East Tennessee Valley, 156.-He invests Knoxville, 157.-Sherman's Troops
move eastward from the Mississippi River, 158.-They approach Chattanooga, 159.-Grant and Bragg pre-
pare for Battle-Thomas moves to attack, 160.-Seizure of Orchard Knob, 161.-The Nationals scale Look
out Mountain, 162.-Battle on Lookout Mountain, 163.-Sherman Crosses the Tennessee, 164.-Preparations
for another Battle, 165.-Battle on The Missionaries' Ridge, 166, 167.-Capture of The Missionaries' Ridge,
168.-Retreat of the Confederates-Pursuit by the Nationals, 169.-Battle of Ringgold-End of the Cam-
paign against Bragg, 170.
Burnside in Knoxville, 171.-Siege of Knoxville, 172-Attack on Fort Sanders, 178.-Siege of Knoxville Raised,
175.-Rejoicings of the Loyal People, 176.-The Author's visit to Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, and the
Battle-grounds in the Vicinity, 177, 178. 179 180.-Confederates Active in North Carolina-Movements by
General Foster, 181.-Union Raiders in North Carolina, 183.-Siege of Little Washington, 184.-Prepara.
tions to Attack Charleston, 185.-Seizure of the Planter, 186.-Operations on James's Island, 187.-Battle
of Secessionville, 188.-Expedition against the Charleston and Savannah Railway, 189.-Destruction of the
Confederate Steamer Nashville, 190.-Raid on the National Blockading Squadron, 191.-Land and Naval
Expedition against Charleston, 192.-The Defenses of Charleston, 193.-Obstructions in Charleston Harbor,
194.-Attack on Fort Sumter, 195.-Character of the Battle, 196.-Repulse of the National Squadron, 197.
Preparations for Besieging Charleston, 198.-Capture of the Atlanta, 199.-Plan for the Capture of Charleston,
200.-Fortifications on Folly Island, 201.-The Nationals on Morris Island, 202.-Battle on James's Island,
203.-Assault on Fort Wagner, 204.-Repulse of the Nationals at Fort Wagner, 205.-Fort Wagner Besieged,
206.-Bombardment of Fort Wagner--The Swamp Angel," 207.-Charleston under fire, 208.-Assault on
Fort Wagner, 209.--Attack on Fort Sumter, and a Repulse, 210.-Events West of the Mississippi, 211.--
Events in Missouri and Arkansas, 212.-Marmaduke's Raid into Missouri, 213.-Battle at Honey Springs,
214.-Massacre at Lawrence, 215.-Capture of Little Rock, 216.--Operations in the Indian Country, 217.
-Shelby's Raid into Missouri, 218.-Advance of Taylor in Louisiana, 219.-Events near Donaldsonville,
220.-Expedition to Sabine Pass, 221.-Nationals Repulsed at Sabine Pass-Expedition to the Rio Grande,
223.-Possession of the Texan Harbors, 224.-War with the Sioux Indians, 225.
The National Finances, 226.--Financial Measures Adopted, 227.-Finances of the Confederates, 228.-Retaliatory
Measures Proposed by the Confederates, 229.-Emancipation of the Slaves, the Government Policy, 230,-
The Autumn Elections in 1863, 231.-List of the Members of Congress, 232.-Position of the contending
Forces, 233,-Grant created a Lieutenant-General, 234.-Duties assigned to Meade and Sherman, 235.-
Mendacity of the Conspirators, 286.-Forrest's Raid into Tennessee, 237.-Sherman's March Across the
State of Mississipp, 238.-Operations in Central Mississippi, 239.-Effect of Sherman's Invasion, 240.-
Operations in Northern Georgia, 241.-Forrest's assigned Duties, 242.-Forrest's Raid into Kentucky, 243.
-He is Repulsed at Paducah, 244.-He Attacks Fort Pillow, 245.-His Massacre of Prisoners at Fort Pil-
low, 246.-Expedition into Mississippi, 247.-Forrest dashes into Memphis, 248.-Organization of Negro
Troops, 249.-Negroes Employed in the War, 250.
Object of the Red River Expedition, 251.-Plan of the Expedition, 252.-Land and Naval Forces for the Expe-
dition, at Simms's Port, 253.-The Expedition to Alexandria-Franklin's Overland March-The Rapids at
Alexandria, 254.-Advance from Alexandria-Threatening Dangers, 255.-Advance upon Shreveport, 256-
The Trans-Mississippi Confederate Army-Approach to Sabine Cross-Roads, 257.-Battle at Sabine Cross-
Roads, 258.-Battle of Pleasant Grove, 259.-Battle of Pleasant Hill, 261.-Retreat of the Nationals to
Grand Ecore ordered, 262.-Retreat of the War Vessels impeded, 263.-The Army and Navy at Grand
Ecore, 264-Battle at Cane River, 265.-A Fight on the Red River, 266.-The Red River Dam, 267.-Pas-
sage of the Red River Rapids, 268.-End of the Shreveport or Red River Expedition, 269.-General Steele's
Army in Arkanass-Battle at Jenkinson's Ferry, 272.-Steele's Army at Little Rock, 273.
Arkansas Overrun by the Confederates, 274.-Decline of the National Power there-Dangerous Secret Associa-
tions, 275.-A Conspiracy Discovered and Exposed-Plan for a Counter-Revolution, 276.-Price again
Invades Missouri-The Revolutionists Abashed, 277.-The Missouri Capital Threatened-Price moves
toward Kansas, 278.-Price hotly pursued, 279.-He and his Followers driven out of Missouri-The last
Invasion of Missouri, 280.-Affairs in East Tennessee-Stirring Operations there, 281.-Longstreet returns