History of the United States of America Under the Constitution /: 1861-1865, The Civil War

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Contents

Militia of Northwestern States defend Mississippi Valley
48
Permanent constitution and government Davis and Stephens
54
Enthusiasm for slavery and Southern homogeneousness
60
Confederate government centralized Davis and his policy 04
68
President Lincolns message confident national resources
74
Retreat to Washington loyaltys sterner task
80
Congress provides men and means the Crittenden resolution
86
Military conflict in Missouri Blair and Governor Jackson
92
Lyon killed at Wilsons Creek Fremonts proclamations
100
Anderson Sherman Thomas and Buell Johnston at Bowling
106
Europes attitude toward disunion concert of England
114
Spies and sympathizers checked passports political arrests
120
Our State Department Sewards character and constancy
127
He dislikes the administration Scott makes way for him
133
Expeditions to Hatteras and Port Royal Burnside
139
Grant captures Fort Henry Confederates leave Bowling Green
145
SECTION VIII
152
Stantons character and energetic methods
158
McClellan and the Presidents military orders 103
165
SECTION IX
169
Island No 10 Albert Sidney Johnston and Beauregard
175
Confederates driven the second day controversial discussions
182
SECTION X
188
Issues with the President and Stanton
194
Battle of Fair Oaks incessant rains and flood
202
More volunteers summoned Pope in Virginia
209
Practical disturbance of slavery by war operations
215
Philanthropic drift in 1862 slavetrade treaty with Great Britain
219
Closer relations with the Northern abolitionists
225
SECTION XII
232
McClellans military character considered
240
Union assault at heights of Fredericksburg severe repulse
246
Hallecks errors at the West Buell detached Bragg invades
252
Butler at New Orleans intense antipathy Banks succeeds him
258
France violates compact triple alliance dissolved
264
Confederate cruisers built the Florida and Alabama
270
The slavetrade treaty British philanthropy
272
Border States urged to emancipate final military edict
278
Ample borrowing powers popular investments invited
284
CHAPTER II
290
Bands and battle flags uniform and equipments
298
Tents and barracks wagon trains rations
304
Soldierly spirit battle localities the cheer and yell
310
The most portentous battle of the war
369
Grant takes personal command real campaign begun
375
Grant and Porter Vicksburg defences passed
380
State capital captured Johnston and Pemberton
386
Siege of Vicksburg begun its progress
392
Results of Union triumph Port Hudson other gains
398
Legislation by Congress negro soldiers under fire
404
Difficulties of arrangement a final settlement
410
New enrolment act of 1863 opposition to conscription
415
Civil arrests sweeping conscription act Confederate financial
420
Military arrests Vallandigham courtmartialled in Ohio
421
Other relations with Great Britain
427
Slidell at Paris Napoleons intrigues and dissimulation
433
Dahlgren and Gillmore operations resumed Fort Wagner
439
Thomass firmness Bragg invests Chattanooga
446
Missionary Ridge carried Sheridans pursuit
453
THE LONG SESSION OF CONGRESS
460
UnionRepublican Convention at Baltimore Lincoln renomi
466
Democratic convention at Chicago a peace platform
472
SECTION IX
478
Grants high subordinates preparations to move in concert
492
Promotions and more troops new march by the flank
502
Hood evacuates Atlanta inportant capture
513
SECTION XI
519
Changes in the Cabinet Blair Bates and Fessenden retire
525
Compassion for the negro a freedmans bureau the franchise
531
Blair visits Richmond conference at Hampton Roads 53
537
Grants dogged purpose Burnsides mine approach of winter
544
Milledgeville reached the seacoast Savannah captured
552
Hood before Nashville Thomass anxious responsibility
558
CHAPTER III
565
Bitterness of feeling in Southern States
571
Blockaderunning stopped a hazardous commerce
578
Sherman confers at City Point and returns
584
Lee strongly confronted Sheridans fight at Five Forks
590
The chase to Appomattox a summons to surrender
596
Union troops quench flames and feed the hungry
606
Lincolns death attempt on Sewards life the Booth conspiracy
612
Subsequent capitulations armies disbanded statistics North
618
Character and fame of Abraham Lincoln
624
APPENDIX
635
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