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TO

His EXCELLENCY,

Hon. ANDREW G. CURTIN,

GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,

THE EARNEST PATRIOT AND THE FRIEND OF THE SOLDIER,

THIS RECORD OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICES,

AND ROLL OF HONOR

IS INSCRIBED

BY

THE AUTHOR.

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CONTENTS.

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CIIAPTER IV.

The effect of the battle of Dranesville-Blockade of the Potomac-

Resignation of General Scott, McClellan appointed General-in-

Chief of the National army-Situation on the Potomac—Other

Departments-Capture of Hatteras Inlet-Battle of Carnifex

Ferry-Operations in Missouri—Change of Commanders in the

West-Formidable preparations by Army and Navy-Capture of

Port Royal-Burnside's expedition-Battle of Logan's Cross

Roads—Capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson-Battle of

Pea Ridge—The Merrimac-Naval engagements in Hampton

Roads-The Monitor-Repose of the Army of the Potomac-

Spirit of the people-Mistaken policy-Army corps--President

Lincoln's War Orders—The Army of the Potomac ordered to

advance-Choice of route to Richmond-Evacuation of Manassas

by the rebels–Advance of the Army of the Potomac—Embarka-

tion for the Peninsula-Advance on Yorktown-Siege and

Evacuation of Yorktown-Battle of Williamsburg-Advance to

Chickahominy-Battle of Fair Oaks—Detachment of McDowell's

Corps- March of the Reserves to Hunter's Mills—“Smoky Hol-

low"-March to Alexandria-Hard march and stormy night-

Preparations for a new Campaign—The First Corps moves to

Manassas-Scenes on the Bull Run battle-field-Paymaster and

sutler in camp—Tricks of trade-Advance to Catlett's Station-

Capture of Fredericksburg—Colonel Taggart's treatment of

guerrillas-McDowell desires to advance from Fredericksburg-

Promotion of Colonel Bayard and Lieutenant-Colonel Owen

Jones—The First Corps ordered to march on Richmond-Presi-

dent Lincoln at Fredericksburg—McDowell's advance within

eight miles of McClellan's army-The recall-Jackson's raid-

McDowell's troops sent to the Shenandoah-Bayard's Cavalry

and the Bucktail battalion pursuing Jackson--Harrisonburgh-

Gallant conduct of Bucktails—Capture of Lieutenant-Colonel

Kane and Captain Taylor-Battle of Cross Keys- Escape of

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