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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Easy victory of the Confederates . — Exaggerations of Southern newspapers . - Apparent lull of hostilities . — New demonstrations of public opinion in the North . – Financial difficulties at Washington .
Sudden conversion of a defeat into à victory .-- Retreat of Grant . - His official misrepresentation of the day . - Prospect of the war in the West . .175 OHAPTER XI . The fickle public of the North . — Gen . Scott .
The Confederates press on in their career of victory . - Grant in the last extremity of defeat . - He retreats to the banks of the Tennessee . - Beauregard's order for a cessation of the conflict . - A fatal halt . - Explanation of it .
Victory of the Confederates . - McClellan retreats towards the James River . - Failure of Magruder and Hager to intercept him . - The great errour which they committed . - Battle oi Savage Station . — McClellan crosses White Oak Swamp .
-The day closes with the enemy repulsed at all points , and a victory for the Confederates . — Why Gen. Lee did not renew the battle the next day . - Why ho retreated . — M'Olellan's claim of victory . — How it was an afterthought .
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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