The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates. 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
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... at any time , fifteen hundred men with the following arms : two thousand Sharp's rifles , two hundred Maynard's revolvers , one thousand spears . I would have armed the whites with the rifles and revolvers , and the blacks with the ...
He increased his levies by repeated proclamations , until more than two hundred thousand men in the North were put under arms . He exchanged his former pretext for calling out troops to repossess the Southern forts .
But the Merrimac , a powerful steam frigate of twenty - six hundred tons , new , fully equipped , and nearly ready for sea , was only partially destroyed , and became , as we shall hereafter see , a famous prize of the Confederacy .
Mr. Floyd , the Secretary of War under Mr. Buchanan's administration , had taken occasion to transfer to the different arsenals at the South more than one hundred thousand muskets . This proceeding was long a favorite theme of reproach ...
The loss of the Confederates in this affair was one man killed and seven wounded ; that of the enemy , by their own acknowledgment , was thirty killed and more than one hundred wounded . In the little experience of war on both sides the ...
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This was published very soon after the end of the War. Edward A. Pollard was an editor of "The Richmond Examiner" and had access to a huge amount of data and the assistance of many reporters and ... Read full review