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Onion.- The Moral Veneration of the Union Peculiarly a Seniment of the South. What the South had done for the Union.-Senator Hamraond's Speech.-TI:. States not Schools of Provincialism and Estrangement.—The Development of America, a North and South, not Hostile States.-Peculiar Ideas of Yankee Civile aation.-Ideas Nursed in Free Schools."-Yankee Materialism.-How it has Developed in the War.-Yankee Falsehoods and Yankee Cruelties.-His Commercial Politics.-- Price of his Liberties.-Ideas of the Confederates in the War.-How the Washington Routine was introduced.--The Richmond Government, Weak and Negative.-No Political Novelty in the Confederacy.-The Future of Confederato Ideas.- Intellectual Barrenness of the War.-Materia of the Confederate Army. -The Birth of Great Ideas.-The Old Political Idolators. The Recompense of Buffering....
condition of tne Confederacy in the early summer of 1864.-The expectations and
hopes of the South.-GRANT'S “ON TO RIOAMOND."-Ulysses S. Grant and his command.-His services and character.-TAE BATTLES OF THE WILDERNESS.--A heroio stand.- Heth's and Wilcox's divisions.-A. critical conjuncture.-Grant's whole army on the threshold of ruin.--Grant's change of front and General Lee's new line.-The Northern newspapers go into ecstasies.-THE BATTLES OF SPOTTSY LVANIA COURTHOUSE.- A crisis.-A thrilling scene.—“General Lee to the rear !!! Six days of battle.-Grant's obstinacy.-Sheridan's expedition. A fight at Yellow Tavern.-Death of General “ Jeb” Stuart.-Butler's movement up the James.Beanregard drives him to Bermuda Hundred.-" The Buzzard and the Falcon.!! THE ENEMY'S OPERATIONS IN WESTERN VIRGINIA.-The combination there.-Threo movements. --Sigel's defeat at Newmarket.—MoCausland checks Crook at Dublin Depot. —Morgan defeats Averill at Wytheville.-Grant moves down the Valley of tho Rappahannock.- Engagements near Hanover Junction. Grant crosses the Pamunkey.—He is within a few miles of Richmond.—The true theory of his movements, defeat, not victory.--His immense losses.-Lee's admirable movemento and positive successes.- Nonsense of the newspapers....
Grant essays the passage of the Chickahominy.-BATTLE OF COLD HARBOR.-A bril
liant and extraordinary victory for the Confederates.-Grant's stock of expedients. -He decides to move to the south side of the James.-OPERATIONS IN WESTERN VIRGINIA.-Shocking improvidence of the Richmond authorities.-Hunter captures Staunton,--Death of General Jones.-Grant's new combination.-Hunter's part.-Sheridan's part.- Tax BATTLES OF PETERSBURG.-Butler attempts to steal a march upon “the Cockade City."-Engagements of the 16th, 17th, and 18th of June.-Port Walthal Junction.-Defeat of Sheridan at Trevillian Station.-Defeat of Hunter near Lynchburg.-Morgan draws Burbridge into Kentucky.-Two affairs on the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad.—THE GREAT MINE EXPLOSION.-A scene of infernal horror.-Yankee comments on Grant's failures.--Great depression in the North.-Mr. Chase's declarations.--General Lee's sense of success. -His singular behavior.–TAE SINKING OF THE PRIVATEER ALABAMA.- A Yan kee trick of concealed armor.—The privateer service of the Confederates.-In. teresting statistics .....
Sherman's campaign in Georgia. How parallel with that in Vrginia - The tasks of Grant and Sherman compared.-Numerical inforiority of General Johnston's forces. His proposition to the Richmond authorities. ---Pragmatism of President Davis and his secretary.- Engagement in Resaca Valley.-General Johnston's designs.-Why he retreated.--His disappointment of a battle at Cassville.-ENGAGEMENT AT New Hope CHUROH.—True theory of the retrograde movement of Johnston.-BATTLE OF KENESAW MOUNTAIN.-Sherman's confession. --Sherman master of the Chattahoochee.--Johnston falls back to Atlanta. -The vexed question of Johnston's retreat-What it surrendered.—What it secured.-Its strategie advantages.—The enemy's movements in Virginia and Georgia both in check.Disappointment of the enemy. Statistics of recruiting.--Another Confederate success.- Defeat of Štúrgis.— The Avengers of Fort Pillow."— Barbarities of the enemy's summer campaign.- Augmentation of Yankee ferocity.-Its effect on the Confederates.-Offensive operation of the Confederates.- Three projects of invasion.--EARLY'S INVASION OF MARYLAND, &c. --Sigel's retreat.BATTLE OF MONOCACY BRIDGE.-Early loses the great opportunity of 1864.-Results of his expedition.- Engagement at Kernstown.-MORGAN'S INVASION OF KENTOOKY.-His failure.-PRICE'S INVASION OF Missouri.Pilot Knob.-General Ew ing's retreat.-Price retires.....
Great revulsion in the public mind of the North in the summer of 1864.-A general
outcry for peace.-Spirit of Yankee newspapers.—The Niagara Falls “Commision.”—The Jacques-Gilmore Affair. --Sorry figure of the Confederacy in thera negotiations.—The question of peace negotiations in the Confederacy.— True method of peace.-Manifesto of the Confederate Congress.—Position of President Davis-His letter to Governor Vance, of North Carolina.—The Chicago CONVE:TION, etc.--Speeches, etc. The real programme of the Democratic party.– Why it broke down.-No virtue in public opinion in the North.—The true peace men of the North.--Their Convention at Cinciumati, -A reaffirmation of Jeffersonian Democracy.-A masterpiece of statesmanship.-The Presidential campaign of 1864.–The RIVAL ADMINISTRATIONS AT RICHMOND AND WASHINGTON.—A COMPARATIVE VIEW OF NORTHERN DESPOTISM.-The conscription and impressment laws of the Confederacy.-The offerings of Southern patriotism.-The Yankee record in the matter of slavery.-"Military necessity."--The Yankee record in the matter of civil liberty.--An outrage upon history...
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The business of blockade-running.--Its risks.--Interesting statistics. -Value of the
port of Mobile.-Naval FIGAT AND CAPTURE OF THE FORTS IN MOBILE BAY.-A frightful disparity of force.—Heroio fight of the ram Tennessee.- Absurd boasts of the Yankees.--Surrender of Fort Gaines.-Fall of Fort Morgan.–Tue GEORGIA CAMPAIGN.-Its importance.—Johnston's situation at Atlanta.—His removal by President Davis.-A fatal error.--Lieutenant-General Hood.-THE BATTLES OR ATLANTA,—THE FALL OF THE GATE City.”-Reckless and dosperate fighting
Yankee raid on the Macon road.-Hood's “magnificent advance." —Börjbard
"cuts the Confederates in two." -The Yankees in Atlanta.—Sherman's cruelties. Hin depopulation of Atlanta.-Enormity of the order. Sherman as a pacificator.-.. Goverpor Brown's letter. Position of Vice-President Stephens.-Effects of tho fall of Atlanta --President Davis' Msoon speech.-Its swollen tone. CAPTURE OF THE CONTEDERATS PRIVATEER FLORIDA-Its cowardice and outrage.-Yankee idea of glory.-Tus DESTRUCTION OF THE CONFEDERATE RAM ALBIMARLE.-Yankee extimation of the exploit. The North Carolina Sounds.--Tas St. ALBANS Raid.Stories of tho savage vengeance of the Confederates.--How much truth there was in them.....
The Richmond lines.-Tux Fall or FORT HARRISON, ETO.—The attompt to retake it.
-Why it failed.-ENGAGEMENT ON THE CHARLES CITY ROAD.—Death of General Gregg . GRAND ATTEMPT ON RICHMOND.-A shameful failure.—The “electoral necessity" at Washington. THE CAMPAION IN THE VALLEY OF VIRGINIA.-Early's mission in the Valley. How a part of the combination to protect Richmond.-Sheridan's command. His strategy.--BATTLE NEAR WINCHESTER.--A critical moment.-The enemy's centre broken.--He recovers. -Misconduct of the Confederate cavalry.Early retreats to Fisher's Hill.—THE BATTLE OF FISHER'S HILL.--A most unerpected reverse to the Confederates.--Misgivings and alarm in Richmond.--The capture of Staunton.-Sheridan's devastations of the Valley.--"Barn-burning."An affair
, of Rosser's cavalry.—4 Thel Savior of the Valley."-BATTLE OF CEDAA CREEK.-Two-thirds of Sheridan's army completely routed.--Early's awkward panse. Plunder of the Yankee camp.-The enemy regains the day.-Shameful mogt of the Confederater. The Valley campaign virtually ended.-SOUTH WESTERN VIRGINIA.-Breckinridge's campaign.-The Yankees capture the salt-works at Saltville-Destruction of the works..s.
Xr. Lincoln's extraordinary triymph.- Reassembling of the Richmond Congress.President Davis' review of the situation. - A memorable boast.-Now demands of tho Confederate conscription.'— Military resources of thọ North and South com pared.--Plethoric wealth of the North._"'Twenty against one."--Two advantages the South had in the war.-Its conditions of success.—Tho value of endurance on the part of the South Th -Hood commences his march.-Capture of Dalton.--Sherman follows as far as Gaylesville.- He turns back.-Georgia and South Carolina “at his mercy."--An extraordinary campaign.- Hood and Sherman marching away from each other:Hood cromoes into Tennessee.-The Yankee retreat to Franklin.---THE BATTLE OJ FRANKLIN. -Great loss in Confederate officers.--The enemy retreats to Nashville.BATTLE OF NASHVILLE.-The giving way of Bates' division. -A shameful stampede. -Hood's losses. The whole scheme of Confederate defence west of the Allogbania broken down.The error of Hood's campaiga.mirror cik.. Pads 419
Shorman's marck from the mountains to the sea.--Yankea boasts. Easy [ature :
Sherman's enterprise." Graud" mistake of the Confederates.-Tho burning o Atlanta.–Five thousand houses in ruins.--Sherman's route to Milledgeville. Becond stage of the march to Millen.-Last stage of the march-Wheeler's cavalry -THE FALL OF SAVANNAH.-Capture of Fort McAllister.-Probable surprise of Hardee.--The Confederates evacuato Suvannah. Sherman's Christmas gift to Mr. Lincoln.-The true value of Sherman's exploit.-His own estimation of it.-Dospondency in the South.-Depletion of the Confederate armies.—THE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS, etc.—Bad faith of the Yankees.—Their misrepresentations.—The question of recaptured slaves.-A Yankee calculation. The Washington Government responsible for the sufferings of Yankee prisoners. —How capital was made out of their sufferings.—A game with "sjok" prisoners.--How "rebel barbarities' were manufactured.—Noble conduct of General Grant.-Its commentary on the Wasbington cabinet.-His “viotory" over that body.
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Che blockade at Wilmington.--How ineffectivo.-FIRST EXPEDITION AGAINST FOR FISHER.-Butler's powder-ship.--The two days' bombardment.-Landing of Butler's troops.—Butler- decides not to attack.-His sudden departuro.-Hous removed from command.-SEOOND EXPEDITION AGAINST FORT FISHKR.-Pau o WILMINGTON.- Landing of Terry's command.-Movements of General Hoke.The assanlt on the fort.-A feu d'onfer.-Desperate fighting. The Confederator overpowered.--Surrender of Fort Fisher.- Evacuation of Fort Anderson.-Yankee occupation of Wilmington.—How a part of General Sherman's campaign in the Carolinas.-SHERMAN'S SIXTY DAYS IN THE CAROLINAS. -Direction of his march. Crossing the Savannah River.-Mismanagement of the Confederate troops. --Sherman at Branchville.-THE FALL OF CHARLESTON. -Hardee joins Beauregard. Conflagration in Charleston.-Explosion at the railroad depot.-A scarred city.Charleston as seen through Yankee eyos.-CAPTURE AND BUBNING OF COLUMBIA. — Wild and savage scenes of pillage. The city on fro.- Four thousand citizens homeless.-Sherman's march northward.—His organization of “bummers." The column of smoko.-The Yankees at Winnsboro'.- . More of the enemy's atrocities.—Sherman's feint upon Charlotto.--His occupation of Fayettoville.-Hampton attacks Kilpatrick.–Sherman's appointment of a rendezvous with Schofield. -Hardee's fight noar Averysboro'.- What he did with half a corps of Confederates.—THE BATTLE OF BENTONVILLE.-Success of the Confederates.- No decisive rosults. Sherman's move towards Goldsboro'. Schofield's movement.--Sherman's success.--His congratulatory order.-A military conforenco at City Point, Virginia.
The date of distrast in the Southorn mind.-Observation of General Leo. A peculiar moral condition of the Confederacy. Want of confidence in President Davis' administration.--Impatience of the prolongation of the war.-Davis' onpopularity. -Weak attempts in Congress at a counter-revolution.--General Lee mado commander-in chief.-The title a nominal one.-The Virginia delegation and the Pres ident.--Mr. Soddon's resignation.-President Davis' detando to Congrass. Th
Davis-Johnston imbroglio.--So.ator Wigfall's speech.es.--Johnston's restc ration. -President Davis' opinion of homoeopathy.-Sullen and indifferent disposition or tho Southern people. ---How they might have accomplished their independence. Review of the military situation.--Analysis of the peace feeling in the North. How it was likely to be developed by a long war.-The Union not the enemy's sine que non.—Two contingencies that limited the war.—The worthless title of Yankee invasion."Cob-web" occupation of the Confederacy.--Note: an address in the Richmond newspapers. The two fatal facts in the condition of the Confederacy.-TAE FORTRESS MONROE COYYI88ION.—How it was brought about.--The Yankee ultimatum.-Official narrative of the Confederate commissioners.-A new attempt to rally the spirit of the South. --The meeting at the African church in Richmond. -President Davis' boasts.-His noble allusion to history.--How the cause of the Confederacy was in danger.-PROPOSITION TO ARM TAE SLAVES OF THE SOUTH.Indicative of a desperato condition of the public mind.-General Lee's opinion.The slaveholding interest. Its selfishness and insolence.- A weak conclusion of the matter." Catching at straws" in the Confederate Congress.-Character of this body.
The last address and appeal of the Confederate Congress.--The war in a geographical
point of view.-TRU CONFEDERATE CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT Davis.—THE EXBOUTIVE DEPARTMENTS.-A sharp recrimination.-- A committee of the Senate reply to President Davis.-Maladministration in the War Department-Two-thirds of the Confederate Army absentees.- Les loses nearly half his army by dosertions. The other half threatened with starvation.-Ample supply of food in the country.The fault in the Commissary Department.-Commissary Northrop a "pepper-dootor" as the favorite of Davis.--Analysis of President Davis' character for firmness. -How Northrop starved Richmond.-HISTORY OF THE CONFEDERATE COXUISSAWIAT.-Secret testimony in Congress.-President Davis' refusal to trade cotton for meat.-Persistent delusion about “king cotton."-Venality of the enemy.-Davis takes no advantage of it.--Record of the rations in Lee's army.-Startling statistics.-Attempts to get meat from Europe.-General Lee's army withont meat.-His telegram to President Davis.—The necessities of the Commissary Department summed up in secret session of Congress. But little done to meet them.--How tho cause of the Confederacy would have fuiled without a catastrophe of arms.-Tho military narrative resumed.-MILITARY EVENTS IN VIRGINIA IN THE WINTER OF 1864-5.-SHERIDAN'S RAID.-Thirteen counties traversed.--Amount of destruction accomplished by the enemy. -The RICHMOND LINES -HATCHER's Run.-Extension of Grant's line.-BATTLE OF HAREs till. --Gallantry of Gordon's command.–Vigor and brilliancy of the fighting of thu Confederates. No decisive results.. Pacx 474
THE BATTLES AROUND PETERSBURG.–The movement of Sheridan's cavalry.--The Five
Forks.-General Lee's counter-movement.-Repulse of Sheridan.-Re-enforced by Grant.--The Confederates flanked at the Five Forks.-The situation in front on Petersburg. Lee's lines broken in three places.-Capture of Fort Mahone by the enemy.-General Lee loses his entire line of defence, and the Southside Railroad. --THE EVACUATION OF RICHMOND.-Great surprise in the Confederate capital.--The nows in the churebes.-Dr. Hoge's addresa.-Consternation and aproar in the