History of the United States of America: 1861-1865. The civil war

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As this is a history of the Civil War, it is unlikely to have been written in 1800.
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Contents

Southern military appointments Lee the Johnstons and Jack
66
Europes attitude toward disunion concert of England
114
Expedition against Mexico Russia friendly to the Union
116
PAGB
117
Demand of Great Britain an amicable surrender
122
SECTION VII
129
Failure at Balls Bluff an inactive autumn
135
Buell in Kentucky Thomas victorious at Mill Springs
144
SECTION VIII
152
Stantons character and energetic methods
158
Johnston confronts McClellans army all the winter
165
THE MISSISSIPPI CAMPAIGN
169
New Orleans captured Farraguts supreme achievement
174
The first days dangers Grant 179 commands arrival of Buel
180
Campaign prematurely ended Halleck called to Washington
186
McClellan in the peninsula his morbid distrust
192
From Williamsburg to the Chickahominy
199
The seven days battles base changed to the James
206
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
Incidents of a new military policy colonization fails
227
Sumner as a statesman his rivalry with Seward
230
McClellans military character considered
240
Union assault at heights of Fredericksburg severe repulse
246
Hallecks errors at the West Buell detached Bragg invades
253
President Lincolns comments abuses of a reopened commerce
260
SECTION XIV
261
France violates compact triple alliance dissolved
264
THE NEW POLITICAL SITUATION
274
Congress sustains President in suspending habeas corpus
280
Financial legislation gold and government paper national
283
Tents and barracks wagon trains rations
304
Soldierly spirit battle localities the cheer and yell
310
Hygiene of armies hospitals Sanitary Commission etc
314
Southern aspects absence of luxury few large centres
320
New York and other Northern cities sudden wealth acquired
325
Evils of war inflation and extravagance gold gambling etc
332
SECTION VIII
335
Education and literature during this era
336
A new forward movement the Rappahannock crossed
343
Hookers loss of prestige new movements postponed
349
Massachusetts regiments troops under Union auspices
402
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
Long session opened House organizes President offers amnesty
460
Chase leaves the Cabinet Fessenden succeeds
468
Democratic convention at Chicago a peace platform
472
SECTION IX
478
Grants high subordinates preparations to move in concert
486
Night march to Spottsylvania Lee opposes
493
Promotions and more troops new march by the flank
500
The advance against Johnston various battles
508
Johnston supplanted by Hood McPhersons death in battle
510
Hood evacuates Atlanta important 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
Lincolns latest views on this subject
534
SECTION XII
540
Grants dogged purpose Burnsides mine approach of winter
544
Milledgeville reached the seacoast Savannah captured
552
Hood before Nashville Thomass anxious responsibility
558
SECOND ADMINISTRATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
565
Bitterness of feeling in Southern States
571
Union operations at Wilmington fall of Fort Fisher
575
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
DEATH AND TRIUMPH
604
President Lincoln visits Richmond from City Point
638
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639
Napoleon proposes mediation between North and South
641
Lincolns colossal greatness comprehension of his task
645
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646

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Page 5 - I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it." I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Page 195 - Mr. President, I approve of the proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression of the public mind, consequent upon our repeated reverses, is so great that I fear the effect of so important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government, a cry for help ; the government stretching forth its hands to Ethiopia, instead of Ethiopia stretching forth her hands to the government.
Page 8 - William H. Seward, of New York, Secretary of State; Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury; Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania, Secretary of War; Gideon Welles, of Connecticut, Secretary of the Navy; Caleb B. Smith, of Indiana, Secretary of the Interior; Montgomery Blair, of Maryland, Postmaster-General; and Edward Bates, of Missouri, Attorney-General.
Page 191 - I have come to you from the West, where we have always seen the backs of our enemies— from an army whose business it has been to seek the adversary, and to beat him when found, whose policy has been attack and not defence.
Page 40 - In answer to your requisition for troops from Arkansas, to subjugate the Southern States, I have to say that none will be furnished. The demand is only adding insult to injury. The people of this Commonwealth are freemen, not slaves, and will defend to the last extremity, their honor, lives, and property, against Northern mendacity and usurpation.
Page 48 - In all such territory the institution of negro slavery, as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress and by the Territorial government...
Page 52 - With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home.
Page 230 - And I further declare and make known, that such persons, of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service. And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
Page 191 - My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.
Page 67 - That number of men is about one-tenth of those of proper ages within the regions where, apparently, all are willing to engage; and the sum is less than a twenty-third part of the money value owned by the men who seem ready to devote the whole.

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