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CHAPTER I.

Missouri, Lyon's activity....

40

1861.

Governor Jackson calls out the militia...

41

THE NEW ADMINISTRATION : ITS DETERMINATION. Western Virginia, convention at Wheeling. 42

General McClellan's course ...

43

Mr. Lincoln's journey to Washington...... 11, 12 Rebels at Beverly, Laurel Hill, etc..

44

Inaugural address and cabinet...

12-14

Eastern Tennessee, loyal...

45

Cheerless prospect before Mr. Lincoln..... .... 14

Sufferings of the people.

46

General Scott's plans, excitement, etc.....

14, 15

Andrew Johnson......

47

Hesitancy of the administration....

16

Relative position of loyal and rebel states...... 47, 48

Confederate, secession assumptions.

16, 17

Fort Sumter, bombardment, etc....

17, 18

CHAPTER IV.

Rebel boasting, feeling at the North.....

18

Call for 75,000 troops...

19

CONGRESS IN SESSION : BULL RUN DISASTER.

Davis calls for privateers .

20

Thirty-seventh Congress, extra session..... 49

Blockade, Davis's “ Let alone,” etc..

21

President's message, etc......

50, 51

CHAPTER II,

Army, navy, treasury reports..,

51, 52

Resolute determination of Congress.

54

1861.

Confiscation bill, etc.......

54

PROGRESS OF EVENTS: UPRISING OF THE PEOPLE.

Rebel Congress, Davis's spirit, etc...

55, 56

Position of Virginia....

22

“On to Richmond !" Paterson's course...

56

Secession, attack on Harper's Ferry..
23 General McDowell and the Grand Army.

57

Navy Yard at Norfolk, great loss..

24 Battle of Bull Run....

58-60

Eagerness to attack Washington...
25 Numbers on the field, losses, etc....

60, 61
Baltimore, passage of troops, riot, etc.. 26, 27 | Effect of the disaster in the loyal states...

61, 62

General B. F. Butler's energetic course..

28

Habeas corpus suspension..

CHAPTER V.

Patriotic speeches, etc....

29, 30

1861.

President calls for more troops.

31

FOREIGN RELATIONS AND POLICY: PRIVATEERING :

Activity of the rebels.....

31

TRENT AFFAIR.

Ellsworth killed at Alexandria...

32

Importance of relations with England, etc..... 62, 63

Davis and rebel Congress ..

33

Feeling in England and France not friendly.... 64, 65

Skirmishes, Fairfax Court House, etc.. 34, 35 Belligerent character accorded ....

65, 66

Loyal troops on the Potomac .

35 Efforts of Yancey, Rost and Mann..

.. 66

Spirit of the people, Senator Douglas's death..... 36 Neutrality, Louis Napoleon, etc..

66, 67

Friendly spirit of Russia...

67

CHAPTER III.

Privateering question, difficulties, etc... 67, 68

1861.

Rebel privateers, Tillman's heroism..

70

POSITION OF AFFAIRS IN THE BORDER STATES. Mason and Slidell in the Trent...
Kentucky and Governor Magoffin's course...... 37, 38 Captain Wilkes captures them.

72
Anderson, Grant, Sherman..
39 Rebel commissioners given up.

75, 74
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CHAPTER VI.

Zollicoffer and Crittenden at Mill Springs.... 110, 111

Iron-clads, mortar boats, etc......

111, 112

1861.

President's war order .....

112

NAVAL AND MILITARY OPERATIONS DURING LATTER Capture of Fort Henry.

113

HALF OF THE YEAR.

Strength of Fort Donelson...

114

Expedition to Hatteras Inlet......

75, 76 Attack by gunboats unsuccessful........ 114, 115

Reduction of the forts-valuable success..

77 Fort Donelson captured, great success, etc.... 115, 116

Fort Pickens and rebels at Pensacola...

78 Nashville taken possession of......

116

Bombardment of Barrancas and McRae...

79 Andrew Johnson, military governor of Tennessee. 116

Ram Manassas in the Mississippi...

80 Columbus abandoned by the rebels....

117

Dupont and Sherman at Port Royal.

81 General Curtis pursues Price......

118

Bombardment and success...

81, 82 Curtis's address—Three days' battle.. 118, 119

Efforts to secure the cotton.

83

Affairs in Missouri......

83, 84

Sigel and Lyon-forces, plans, etc...

84

CHAPTER X.

Battle of Wilson's Creek-Lyon killed......... 85, 86

Fremont in Missouri.....

86

BURXSIDE EXPEDITION: OPERATIONS ON THE SOUTH

Cairo and Bird's Point reinforced.

87

ERN COAST.
Fremont's proclamation—Goes after Price...

Expedition under Burnside and Goldsborough.... 120

Superseded by Hunter, who retreats.... 88, 89

Delays, bad passage, etc....

121

General Grant and Belmont..

89

Capture of Roanoke Island...

121, 122

Address to the people of North Carolina...

123

CHAPTER VII.

Expedition against Newbern-Success, etc..... 124

1861.

Successes of Rodgers, Dupont and Wright..... 125

AFFAIRS IN VIRGINIA : ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Edisto Island occupied.....

126

Washington's Birthday, celebration of...

126

Wise, Floyd, Carnifes Ferry...

90

Jeff. Davis's inaugural address, etc..... 127, 128

Lee and his plans......

91

McClellan's labors, sabbath order, etc..

92

Memorandum, extracts from....

92, 93

CHAPTER XI.

Review, condition of the army, etc.

94

1862.

Military arrests, etc......

94

OPERATIONS IN VIRGINIA: MERRIMAC AND MONITOR.

Ball's Bluff-Colonel Baker killed..

96, 97
Scott retires : McClellan general-in-chief.... 97

McClellan's delays, and the war order, etc.... 128, 129

Dix, Ord and Stuart.....

The rebel Jackson's attack......

130

McClellan not ready to move..

98

Manassas abandoned, rebel shrewdness..

131

132

Rebel Congress, Davis, etc.....

McClellan relieved of command.in-chief.

99, 100

Important contest, Merrimac and Monitor. 133

The Cumberland and Congress destroyed.. 134

CHAPTER VIII.

The Monitor arrives—Victory gained..... 135, 136

1861.

Shields’s success over Jackson....

137

MEETING OF CONGRESS : CLOSING OF THE YEAR. Troops embark for the Peninsula..

137

Thirty-seventh Congress, second session......... 101

Blenker's troops and McDowell's corps detached . 138

President's message, reports, etc...

101-103

Siege of Yorktown-President's letter, etc... 138-140

Slavery question-Debates, etc..

104, 105

Confiscation bill........

105

CHAPTER XII.

State of affairs at close of 1861...

105, 106

Public sentiment—McClellan's delays...

106

1862.

Exchange of prisoners. ...

106 ISLAND NO. 10 : SHILOH, OR PITTSBURG LANDING.

Foreign policy-Rebel position

107, 108 Rebel defences on the Mississippi..

140, 141

General Pope takes New Madrid......

142

CHAPTER IX.

Bombardment of Island No. 10—Captured... 142, 143

Advance of Grant's troops..

143, 144

1862.

Beauregard at Corinth, Miss..

144

OPERATIONS IN THE WEST: MILL SPRINGS, FORT

Battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing.

145

DONELSON, ETC.

Tremendous conflict-Buell arrives.... 145, 146

Buell in Kentucky........

109 Congress in session, action of, etc..... 147-149

Johnston, rebel commander..

109 Slavery abolished in District of Columbia........ 148

Garfield pursues Marshall....
110 | Rebel Congress, its notions, etc..

149, 150

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Fort Pulaski, bombardment, surrender..... 150–152

CHAPTER XVIII.

Fort Macon assaulted and taken....

152, 153

1862.

Mississippi blockade, Ship Island, etc...

154

Gen. B. F. Butler and Admiral Farragut..

154 DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH : CONGRESS IN SESSION,

Bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip.... 155 Hunter's proclamation of freedom...

... 191

New Orleans taken, the mayor's letter, etc.... 157-159 Perplexities of the question, etc..

192

Mortification of the rebels....

159 Small's exploit-arming the negroes.. 192, 193

Operations against Charleston..

193

CHAPTER XIV.

Issue of treasury notes and tax bill.

... 194

The Homestead act-Pacific Railroad act 194, 195

1862,

Act to punish polygamy in Utah...

... 195

CAMPAIGN BEFORE RICHMOND: BATTLE OF SEVEN

Confiscation act, adjournment, etc....... 195, 196

PINES.

Pursuit of rebels from Yorktown,..

160

CHAPTER XIX.

Rain and muddy roads, slow advance..

161

1862.

Capture of Norfolk-Drury's Bluff, etc.. 161, 162

Approach towards Richmond...

163 THE SEVEN DAYS' BATTLES : RETREAT FROM

Chickahominy crossed, Casey in advance..... 163, 164

THE PENINSULA.

F. J. Porter at Hanover Court House..

164 McClellan's hopes, etc.—Lee's activity.. ... 196

Rebel plan to keep back McDowell...
165 | Stuart's raid-Jackson's movement...

197, 198

Battle of Seven Pines, fierce and bloody..... 166, 167 Oak Grove and Mechanicsville.

198

McClellan's change of base, judicious.

199

CHAPTER XV.

Attack by the rebels, fierce, etc...

200

1862,

201

McClellan's plans, White Oak Swamp, etc..

Savage Station encounter-Glendale.....

202

BANKS AND FREMONT IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY.

Malvern Hill-McClellan's generalship...

202

Banks in command-Jackson, etc..... 168, 169 Southern views, etc......

203, 204
Banks retreats across the Potomac...

170, 171

Fremont and Mountain Department...

171, 172

CHAPTER XX.

Battle at Cross Keys, the bridge, etc.

174

1862.

Rebel success—Fremont resigns, etc.

174, 175

GENERAL POPE'S CAMPAIGN IN VIRGINIA,

CHAPTER XVI.

Army at Harrison's Landing..

204

McClellan's plans-Adverse influences, etc... 205

1862.

McClellan's entreaty-Superseded...

206, 207

MITCHEL IN TENNESSEE : CORINTH : MEMPHIS. Pope's address-Rebel plans, etc..

207, 208

Halleck's and Beauregard's positions..

175 Cedar Mountain-Pope on the Rappahannock.... 209

General Mitchel's movements and strategy... 176, 177 Jackson nearly caught...

211

Occupies Huntsville, Ala......

177 | Attack on rebels at Groveton..

212

Halleck's advance-Corinth invested..... 178, 179 Second Bull Run battle, losses, etc..

213, 214
Beauregard pursued by our troops..

180

Fort Pillow abandoned by rebels..

180, 181

CHAPTER XXI.

Naval battle–Memphis surrenders...

181

1862.

Expedition up the White River..

182

KENTUCKY: WESTERN TENNESSEE : IUKA AND

CORINTH.

CHAPTER XVII.

Position of our forces under Grant, etc.. ... 215

1862.

Murfreesborough taken by Forrest..

216

DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF: EVENTS ON THE

John Morgan's raid-Pursuit of..

216, 217

MISSISSIPPI.

Kirby Smith enters Kentucky.,

217, 218

Batler in New Orleans, state of affairs, etc....... 183 Guerrilla robbers and murderers.

219

The poor of the city, steps taken...

184, 185 Bragg marches into Kentucky.

... 220

New Orleans women, conduct of...
186 Bragg's retreat-Invasion a failure..

221, 222

The famous order No. 28, effect of.

186, 187 Western Tennessee-Battle of Iuka......... 222, 223

Farragut on the Mississippi..

188 Van Dorn and Price attack Corinth...

224

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CHAPTER XXVII.

Views and plans of McClellan-Delays..... 234, 235

1863.

Advance into Virginia-Superseded, etc..... 236, 237

Burnside, and change of plan..

238 DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTII: BANKS AND PORT

Mr. Lincoln's order as to the Sabbath..

239

HUDSON.

Doubts where to cross the Rappahannock. 240 General Hunter at Port Royal...

289

Pontoon bridges, sharpshooters, etc...

241 Iron-clads in the Ogeechee...

290

Fredericksburg occupied—Sumner's attack... 241, 242 Attack on the blockading squadron... 291, 292

Terrible loşs and failure-Effects, etc..

243 Projected attack on Charleston...

293

Hooker takes the place of Burnside..

244 Bombardment by the fleet.....

295

Banks at New Orleans, address, etc... 297, 298

CHAPTER XXIV.

Farragut runs the batteries at Port Hudson...... 299

Operatiors west of New Orleans

300, 301
1862.
Siege of Port Hudson-Surrender..

302, 303

SOUTHWEST: VICKSBURG, MURFREESBOROUGH,

ETC.

General Schofield in Missouri....

245

CHAPTER XXVIII.

State of affairs, guerrilla bands, etc..

246

1963.

Rebels under Hindman-The Sioux.

247, 248

Sherman's attack on Haines's Bluff.

249

OPBRATIONS IN, TIE MISSISSIPPI : FALL OF VICKS-

Rosccrans advances against Bragg.

251

Plan of battle of Murfreesborough..

251 Arkansas Post, Fort Hindman...

303, 304

Rebel attack-Result, etc.....

252–254 Running the Vicksburg batteries...

305

Foster in North Carolina.
255, 256 Plans for approaching Vicksburg..

306, 307
Attack on Grand Gulf...,

308, 309

Grant's daring plan. .....

310

CHAPTER XXV.

Jackson, Mississippi, captured, etc..

311, 312

Rebel defeat at the Big Black.....

313

CLOSE OF THE YEAR: HABEAS CORPUS, EMANCIPA- Porter's operations..

313, 314

TION, ETC.

Assaults on Vicksburg—Siege operations. 314, 315

Position of affairs at this date, etc...

257, 258 Pemberton surrenders..

316

Military arrests, etc....

259 Grant's report, etc.....

317

Policy of the government.

260, 261
Mr. Lincoln's emancipation plans..

262

Congress in session.....

263

CHAPTER XXIX.

Message, action, reports, etc....

263, 264

Financial measures-Foreign relations... 265, 266

CAMPAIGN ON THE POTOVAC: BATTLE OF GETTYS

Case of piratical cruisers..

267, 268

BURG.

Public opinion in England..

268, 269

Louis Napoleon's attempt.

269, 270 Rebels resolve to invade the North.... 319, 320

APPENDIX TO CHAPTER XXV.

271, 272 | Lee sets out for the purpose...

320, 321

1863.

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CHAPTER VI.

1863.

DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO : MORGAN'S RAID: ETC.

THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS : CLOSE OF THE YEAR.
General state of affairs—Peace, etc.......... 337, 338 Opening of Congress—The message, etc..... 388, 389
Burnside's general order-Vallandingham...... 339 The army and navy.....

390–392

Morgan's raid into Kentucky, etc..... 341, 342 Report on the finances, resolutions, etc.. 392-394

Exciting race-Caught at last.....

343, 344 Résumé of affairs at date......

395

Burnside marches to Knoxville......

345 Course of England and France, etc.

396, 397

Position of our forces, etc.......

346, 347 APPENDIX TO CHAPTER VI......

397–399

1864.

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CHAPTER III.

CHAPTER VIII.

1863.

1864.

GRANT'S CAMPAIGN: CHATTANOOGA : KNOXVILLE. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF: FORT PILLOW MASSACRE.

Bragg invests Chattanooga.......

356, 357 Military and naval operations...

409, 410

Chattanooga relieved—Grant's plan

358 Red River expedition..

411, 412

Battle began, Nov. 23d......

359 Battle at Pleasant Hill.

412, 413

The two following days—success.

360, 361 Steele in Arkansas-Porter, etc.

414, 415

Burnside besieged in Knoxville—Relieved ... 362–364 Fort Pillow massacre

416-418
Plymouth, N. C., taken by the rebels.

419

CHAPTER IV.

1863.

CHAPTER IX.

DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH : SIEGE OF CHARLESTON.

1864

Rebel ram Atlanta captured.....

365

GRANT OPENS THE VIRGINIA CAMPAIGN.

Morris Island-Charleston alarmed .. 366, 367 Grant placed in supreme command... 420, 421

Assault on Fort Wagner, etc......

367-369

Position of our forces-Meade, etc..

423, 424

425

Fort Sumter-Charleston bombarded........ 370, 371 Army crosses the Rapidan....

Quantrell and his ruffians..

373, 374

Battle of the Wilderness....

426, 427

Battle at Spottsylvania Court-House.

429

CHAPTER V.

Sheridan's expedition-Success...

432, 483

1863.

DRAFT RIOTS : MR. LINCOLN'S COURSE : ETC.

CHAPTER X.

Diplomatic circular, en Ilment, etc..... 375, 376

Draft unpopular-Riot in New York..... 377, 378

GRANT'S ONWARD MOVEMENTS.

Riots attempted elsewhere.....

380, 381 | Movement to the North Anna..

434, 435

Proclamation as to habeas corpus..
382 Crook, Averill, Sigel, etc ....

436, 487
Volunteers called for-General Meade 383, 384 | Bloody attacks on the rebels...

438, 439

Bristoe Station-Mine Run move...

384_386 Change of plan-Hunter's operations.. 440, 441

Rebel piratical exploit....
387 Sheridan's raid, Grant's views, etc....

442, 443

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