History of the United States of America Under the Constitution, Volume 6

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Contents

Border slave States distracted Virginia secedes with North
38
Route of other troops by Annapolis Washington city isolated
46
THE LONG SESSION OF CONGRESS
57
Antagonism of slave and free labor systems slave expansion
60
Southern military appointments Lee the Johnstons and Jack
66
First theory of rebellion appeal for the Union as unchanged
68
Big Bethel Vienna ambuscade death of Ellsworth 72 Extra session of Congress the two Houses organized 73 President Lincolns message confident na...
74
Retreat to Washington loyaltys sterner task 80 McClellan in western Virginia Union political movements 82 Military victories at Rich Mountain and C...
84
Strategic importance of this region the far West at this date 89 The great river and its tributaries Cairo and St Louis
90
Lyons prompt measures disloyalists put to flight 93 Loyal State convention and provisional government 96 Fremont placed in command his military ...
97
Kentucky treated with delicacy fallacy of neutrality shown
104
FOREIGN RELATIONS AND THE TRENT
111
Europes attitude toward disunion concert of England
114
Spies and sympathizers checked passports political arrests
120
Blockade made effective Southern privateers and cruisers
126
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
146
Section VIII
152
Long session of Congress new finance and taxation
162
THE MISSISSIPPI CAMPAIGN
169
Island No 10 Albert Sidney Johnston and Beauregard Halleck in full Union command relations with Buell and Grant Grant in disfavor approach of C...
176
Albert Sidney Johnston killed in battle
183
Fight of Merrimac and Monitor ironclad naval vessels
190
Capture of Yorktown Potomac corps and commanders
196
From Williamsburg to the Chickahominy
202
More volunteers summoned Pope in Virginia
209
Practical disturbance of slavery by war operations
216
Philanthropic drift in 1862 slavetrade treaty with Great Britain
219
Closer relations with the Northern abolitionists
226
OPERATIONS EAST AND WEST
232
McClellans military character considered
240
Union assault at heights of Fredericksburg severe repulse
246
Burnside relieved at request Hooker succeeds him
261
Schofield in Missouri local disorders suppressed Curtis pro
267
The slavetrade treaty British philanthropy
272
New policy of 1863 border slave States hesitate to abolish
278
Ample borrowing powers popular investments invited
284
Section XIII
290
Bands and battle flags uniform and equipments
298
Lee takes the offensive campaign to Maryland and Pennsylvania
351
Third day at Gettysburg Confederate repulse and disaster 306
367
Shermans expedition returns Fort Hindman
374
Grant and Porter Vicksburg defences passed
380
Battle of Champions Hill Pemberton reaches Vicksburg
387
Siege of Vicksburg begun its progress 31 2
398
Long session opened House organizes President offers amnesty 460
401
Legislation by Congress negro soldiers under fire
404
Difficulties of arrangement a final settlement
410
New enrolment act of 1863 opposition to conscription
416
Civil arrests sweeping conscription act Confederate financial
420
Burnside sustained Vallandighams temporary banishment
422
Flight of Juarez government crown offered to Maximilian
428
Russian relations treaties with China and other nations
436
Rosecrans in Tennessee Bragg forced southward Chattanooga
442
Grant summoned to command Rosecrans relieved new supplies
448
Confederate movements battle of Chattanooga
460
A Presidential campaign opened
463
Burnside at Knoxville a loyal welcome Longstreets move
466
Chase leaves the Cabinet Fessenden succeeds 408
471
Arguments of the canvass Southern opinion
477
The Presidents military discretion Grant plans a grand cam
483
Hood evacuates Atlanta important capture
485
Night march to Spottsylvania Lee opposes
493
Promotions and more troops new march by the flank 600
502
Earlys Northern raids Sheridan placed in command
513
Section X
519
SECOND ADMINISTRATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
565
DOWNFALL OF THE CONFEDERACY
581
Confederate assault fails at Fort Stedman 687
601
Sherman commands at the West resources and preparations
606
Submission without reconcilement a new calamity 808
609
Andrew Johnsons accession a sterner policy foreshadowed
616
McClellans canvass injured
622
Final session of Congress constitutional prohibition of slavery
628
APPENDIX
635
Last efforts of the Davis government
637
Petersburg threatened siege operations 541
644
Louis Napoleons schemes in Mexico 201
646
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