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of the Bill—Joint Resolution Explanatory thereof-President's
Message—Elliott's Emancipation Resolution—President's Mes-
sage Recommending Gradual and Compensated Emancipation-
Hunter's Order Freeing Slaves in South Carolina, etc--Lincoln
Declares it Unauthorized –His Address to Border State Delega-
tion in Congress
THE PROCLAMATION OF EMANCIPATION.
Emancipation Demanded by the Free States-Letter of Mr. Gree-
ley-Lincoln's Reply-Interview with Chicago Clergy-Appeal
of the Friends of Freedom-Mr. Lincoln Reads the Proclama-
tion to his Cabinet-Issued on the 22d of September-After the
Battle of Antietam-Incidents Connected with it-How Re-
MILITARY OPERATIONS OF 1862.
Inactivity of McClellan-President's Order for a General Advance
-Active Operations in the West—Battle of Middle Creek—Mill
Spring-Capture of Forts Henry and Donelson-Mitchell's
March to Bowling Green-Union Troops Occupy Nashville
Capture of Ronoake Island and Newbern-Pea Ridge-New
Madrid -- Island Number Ten-Shiloh-Corinth-Capture of
THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MCCLELLAN—THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST
The Army of the Potomac-McClellan's Inaction-Plan of the
Campaign-The Monitor and the Merrimac-Yorktown-Wil-
liamsburg-The Chickabominy-The President Urges Action-
Norfolk Taken-McDowell at Fredericksburg-Stonewall Jack-
son's Campaign Down the Valley-Battle of Fair Oaks-Lee in
Command-Mechanicsville-Gaines' Mills, etc—To the James-
Malvern Hill-Harrison's Landing......
MILITARY OPERATIONS TO THE CLOSE OF 1862-POPE_MCCLELLAN-
General Pope Assumes Command of the Army of Virginia-His
Address—Lee Attempts to Overwhelm Him—McClellan Ordered
to Join Pope-His Delay-Ordered to Hasten-He Lingers-
Pope Overwhelmed by Numbers and Driven Back to Washing-
ton--Is Relieved—McClellan Again in Command-Lee Crosses
into Maryland-McClellan Pursues--Battles of South Mountain
-Antietam-President Visits the Army-Urges McClellan to
Attack-McClellan Delays--He is Relieved of Command-Fail-
ure-Burnside-Fredericksburg—Movements in the West-Bat-
tle of Perryville—Corinth-Vicksburg-Stone River............ .342
THIRD SESSION THIRTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS.
President's Message, December, 1862—Proposal to Aid Missouri in
Emancipation-Bill Authorizing Enrolling Colored Troops-
Enrollment Bill-Debate in Senate and House—Bingham-Cox
-Dunn-Thomas–Senator Wilson-McDougall-Admission of
West Virginia — Debate-, Maynard - Stevens - Bingham-
Thomas--Admission of Members from Louisiana-War Powers
of the Government – Arbitrary Arrests — Vallandigham-Lin-
culn's Reply to Albany Meeting — Habeas Corpus - Close of
Thirty-seventh Congress-Speaker Grow's Valedictory.............368
THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1863-
Plan of the Campaign—The Opening of the Mississippi-Arkansas
l'ost-Grant's Campaign Against Vicksburg-Grierson's Raid-
Port Hudson--Chancellorville-Lee Invades Maryland-Meade
-Gettysburg--The Gettysburg Cemetery-Everett's Oration-
MILITARY OPERATIONS AND EVENTS TO CLOSE OF 1863.
Results of Gettysburg Victory-Lee's Retreat-Attempt to Recap-
ture Fort Donelson-Chattanooga -Chickamauga-Grant As-
sumes Command of Ohio, Tennessee, and the Cumberland-Bat-
tles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge--Sherman Re-
lieves Nashville-Operations Against Charleston-Massacre at
Lawrence—The Draft Riots in New York-Negro Soldiers-
Retaliation-Lincoln's Letter to Illinois--Elections of 1863.......425
FIRST SESSION OF THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS — 1863–4.
President's Message-Repeal of Fugitive Slave Laws-Pay of Col-
ored Soldiers—Freedom Given to their Families—Constitutional
Amendment Abolishing and Prohibiting Slavery throughout the
Republic-Debates apon it in the Senate and in the House.......442
RECONSTRUCTION - FREEDMEN'S BUREAU -CENSURE OF HARRIS AND
Reconstruction-Amnesty-Henry Winter Davis' Bill — Question
of Admission of Senators from Arkansas-Freedmen's Bureau-
Speech of Brooks—Expulsion of Long-Censure of Harris-
Speech of Winter Davis.. ...
SANITARY AND CHRISTIAN COMMISSIONS — PRESIDENTIAL CONVEN-
TIONS IN 1864— EMANCIPATION IN THE BORDER STATES.
Sanitary and Christian Commissions — Baltimore and Philadelphia
Fairs—The Presidency–Baltimore Convention-Lincoln Nom-
inated—Chicago Convention-McClellan Nominated-Chase Re-
signs-Fessenden Appointed Secretary-Lincoln's Views upon
Reconstruction-Emancipation in Louisiana, Maryland and Mis-
GRANT'S CAMPAIGN OF 1864.
Grant Appointed Lieutenant-General - His Plans-The Military
Situation-Banks' Expedition to Red River-Massacre at Fort
Pillow-Confederate Weakness—The Armies of Grant and Lee
-Battles of the Wilderness-Spottsylvania-Cold Harbor, etc,
Butler's Movement on the James River — Grant Crosses the
James-Movements in the Valley of the Shenandoah-Hunter's
Campaign-Petersburg Invested-The Mine Explosion-Sheri-
dan in the Shenandoah-His Ride-His Victories..... ........518
SHERMAN'S ATLANTA CAMPAIGN, AND GRAND MARCH TO THE SEA.
Sherman's Advance on Atlanta-Bishop Polk Killed—McPherson
Killed—Sherman takes Atlanta-Correspondence Between Sher-
man and Hood, and Sherman and the Mayor of Atlanta-Hood's
Army Marches North, and is Defeated at Nashville–Sherman's
Grand March to the Sea-He takes Fort McAllister, and Savan-
nah—The Alabama—Mobile Captured—The Niagara Falls Con-
ference—The Presidential Election.......
THE SECOND SESSION OF THE THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS CONSTITU-
TIONAL AMENDMENT ABOLISHING AND PROHIBITING SLAVERY
THROUGHOUT THE REPUBLIC.
The President's Message - Anti-Slavery Measures - A Bust for
Chief Justice Taney-Salmon P. Chase Appointed Chief Jus.
tice — The Constitutional Amendment-Passage of the Joint
Resolution Through Congress — Ratification Thereof by the
THE THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS-TO ITS CLOSE.
The Freedmen's Bureau BillRebellious States not to Vote in the
Electoral College Reconstruction—Treatment of Union Pris-
oners — Rebel Prisoners — Attack of Brooks upon Butler - His
Vindication by Boutwell and Stevens — Close of the Thirty-
eighth Congress -- Valedictory of Speaker Colfax...................594
LINCOLN'S SECOND INAUGURATION
-THE END OF THE WAR.
Fort Fisher-Peace Conference- Wilmington and Goldsboro Taken
-Rebels Resolve to Arm the Negro—Columbus, S. C., Captured
-Charleston Falls-Second Inauguration of Lincoln-He Goes
to Grant's Headquarters-Military Conference-Sheridan at Five
Forks — An Assault Along the Whole Line ---Petersburg and
Richmond Evacuated-Lee Surrenders to Grant-Johnston Sur-
renders to Sherman — All Rebel Armies Surrender— The Presi-
dent at Richmond-Returns to Washington - The Grand Review
of the Armies.....
COST OF THE WAR--LINCOLN's “POLICY - HIS ASSASSINATION
FUNERAL- - THE GRIEF OF THE PEOPLE.
Number of Troops Furnished by the Several States — Cost in Men
and Money of the War--Colored Troops—Lincoln's “Policy”-
His Views of the Powers of Congress Over the Rebellious States
-No Right to Vote in the Electoral College-Loyalty Should be
the Basis of Reconstruction-Lincoln's Views of Negro Suffrage
-Faith Must be Kept with the Negro Race—The Assassination
- Funeral - National Grief.........