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Arbitrary Arrests, action of Govern- | Confederacy-organization of the Rebel
ment, 339; debate in Congress, 327. Governinent, 59; objects of the Con-
Arkansas, President's letter to General federacy stated by Mr. Stephens, 62.
Steele, 455; President's letter about Confiscation Bill, 153; debate in Con-
Convention, 456; election and adop- gresson, 196; its provisions, 199;
tion of a Free State Constitution, 457. supplementary resolution, 200; mes-
sage approving, 201.
Congress, appoints committee on Com-
Banks, takes Port Hudson, 382; proclam- promise, 63; adoption of Compromise
ation for an election in Louisiana, 454. resolution, 70; action on amendment
Battle of Bull Run, '61, 151; of Williams- of Constitution, 70; action on Critten-
burg, 235; of Seven Pines and Fair den resolution and Peace Conference,
Oaks, 244; of Fredericksburg, 376; of 76; meeting in extra Session, July 4,
Gettysburg, 379; of Vicksburg, 382 ; 1861, 138; adoption of resolution on
of Tullahoma, 388; of Chattanooga, the objects of the War, 152; bills on
359; defeat at Olustee, 458.
confiscation-employment of slaves,
Blair, F. P. Jr., reappointment as Major- 153; meeting in December, 1861, 162;
effect of Bull Run defeat on legislative
Border States, reply of the members to action of, 181; abolishes slavery in
President's address, 192; Hon. Mr. Territories, 183; abolishes slavery in
Maynard's reply, 194.
District Columbia, 183; approves com-
Buchanan, official action on Secession, pensated emancipation, 156; debate on
56; last message, 63; dissolution of Contiscation Bill, 196; the Currency
bis Cabinet, 64; message on Secession, Bill, 195; meeting, December, 1962,
308; debate on arbitrary arrests, 327;
Burnside, General, succeeds McClellan admission of members from Louisiana,
in Army of Potomac, 281; battle of 336; meeting, December, 1863, 416;
Fredericksburg, 376; arrests Vallan- debates of, 1803, 434; action on slavery,
dighain, 351; second attempt on Fred- 435; passage of Conscription Bill, 331.
ericksburg, 377; relieved from com- Constitution, amendment forbidding in-
mand, 377; defence of Knoxville, 390. terference with slavery, 70; amend-
ment abolishing slavery, 435.
Crittenden Compromise, 66; resolution
Cabinet, dissolution of Buchanan's, 64; declaring the objects of the War, 152.
organization of Lincoln's, 121; resigna- Curtis, General, appointed to command
tion of Secretary Cameron, 205.
in Missouri, 398; his removal, 399.
Cameron, resignation of, as Secretary of
War, 205: President's message con-
Democratic Party, its position at time of
Colonization, President's views on, 184; election, 1860, 54; success in State elec-
President's interview with colored tions of 1862, defeat in 1863, 414.
men on, 468; attempts to colonize New
Grenada, 472; colony to Isle à Vache,
England, instructions to our Minister at
Colfax, elected Speaker of House of Rep- outbreak of the Rebellion, 133; protest
against her recognition of the Rebels
Compromise, Crittenden's, 66; special as belligerents, 135; the Trent affair,
committee of Congress on, 68; report 162; stoppage of rebel rams, 441.
of resolutions by committee, 66; adop- Emancipation, President's reply to Chi-
tion of the resolutions, 70.
cago Coinmittee on, 212; Proclamation
of September, 1862, 215; Proclamation
of January, 1563, 218; in Missouri,
Election of President, 53; State elec-
tions of 1862, State elections of 1003,
Fremont, appointed to Department of
the West, order of emancipation, 393;
President's revocation of order, 161;
removal froin command of Western
Departmenl, 391; agreement with
Price, 391; popular deinonstrations in
favor of, 396; asks to be relierec, 203.
France, offer of mediation, 297; reply of
Mr. Seward, 295; our relations with,
Florida, expedition of General Gillmore,
457; defeat at Olustee, 458.
Greeley, President Lincoln's letter to,
Gettysburg, battle of, 379; President's
proclamation of victory, 351; dedica-
tion of Cemetery, 351.
Grant, General, sieve and capture of
Vicksburg, 332; appointinent as Lieu-
Gov. Seymour on the draft, 372; second
letter on same subject, 374; dispatches
to Chicago, 375; letter of thanks to
Gen. Grant, 386; to Gen. Hunter on
taking command in Missouri, 394; to
Gen. Schofield, 399; to committee from
Missouri, 403; on church quarrels in
Missouri, 409; to Union convention in
Illinois, 411; on payment of bounties,
98; to House of Representatives on
Gen. Blair, 439; on aiding people of
East Tennessee, 440; to editor of N. A.
Review, 449; to Gov. Shepley on elect-
ing members of Congress in La., 452;
to Gen. Steele, of Arkansas. 455; about
Arkansas Convention, 456; to Gen.
Gillmore about Florida, 457; to work-
ingmen of Manchester, 461; to work-
ingmen of London, 462; to working-
men of N. Y., 463; to Christian Com-
mission, 465; to Mr. Hodge, of Ken-
tucky, 481; to Gov. Magolin, of Ky.
(App.), 492; to Gen. McClellan on the
formation of army corps (App.), 494;
interview with authorities of Md., 127;
address to members of Congress from
Border States, 190; reply to Commis-
sioners of Virginia, 131; remarks on ar-
rest of Md. Legislature, 344; draft of a
bill to aid emancipation, 194; reply to
Chicago committee on emancipation of
slaves, 212; interview with radicals of
Missouri, 400; reappointment of Gen.
Blair, 439; declines to recognize Em-
pire of Mexico, 447; theory of recon-
struction, 449; reply to application of
Louisiana planters, 454; interview with
colored men at Washington, 468; mem-
oranda concerning an advance of the
armies in 1861, (App.) 491; order for
advance of U. S. armies, 223; for ad-
vance of Army of Potomac, 224; to
leave Washington properly defended,
226; authorized to issue letters of
marque, 337; general estimate of his
Louisiana, admission of members of Con-
gress, 336; movements for reorganiza-
tion, 452; President's letter to Gov.
Shepley, 452; application for authority
to call a Convention, 453; application
of planters to the President, 453; Pres-
ident's reply, 454; Gen. Banks's pro-
clamation ordering an election, 454;
election of Gov. Hahn, 455.
Magruder, the rebel general's report of
rebel strength at Yorktown, 283.
Maryland, passage of troops through Bal-
timore, 125; President's correspond-
ence with Gov. Hicks, 125; President's
interview with authorities, 127; arrest
of members of the Legislature, 344.
Maynard, Hon. Horace, reply to Presi-
dent's address on emancipation, 194.
Meade, Gen., succeeds Hooker, 379; fights
at Gettysburg, 350.
Mexico, the new empire, 444; Mr. Sew-
ard's letter on, 445; President declines
to recognize, 447; resolution of House
of Representatives, 448.
McClellan, appointed commander-in-
chief, 222; report of rebel strength at
Yorktown, 230; movement to the
Chickahominy, 236; reports of Wil-
liamsburg, 235; wants McDowell to
join him by water, 238: letter of ad-*
vice to the President, 256; ordered to
withdraw from the Peninsula, 259; or-
dered to superintend forwarding of re-
enforcements to Pope, 263; his failure
to aid Pope, 264; suggests that Pope
be left to get out of his scrape," 271 •
stops Franklin's advance, 272; failure
to pursue Lee after Antietam, 279-
ordered to advance, 280; letter to Pres-
ident about Gen. Scott, 488; advises a
draft in 1861, 490.
Missouri, condition of the State at out-
break of the rebellion, 392; emancipa-
tion in, 397; appointment of Gen. Cur-
tis, 398; President's dispatch about,
398; Gen. Schofield's appointment, 399;
President's instructions to, 407; his
removal, 408; President's interview
with radicals of, 401; abolition of slave-
ry in, 401; mass convention, 402; Pres-
ident's letter to Mo. committee, 403;
President's letter on church contests,
404; President's letter to Gen. Hunter,
National Militia passage of the con-
scription bill, 331; its provisions, 368;
President's proclamation concerning,
369; draft and riots in N. Y., 371; Gov.
Seymour's correspondence with the
President, 372; President's dispatches
to Chicago, 375.
Ohio-nomination of Vallandigham for
Governor, 362; his defeat, 414.
Peace Conference, its action, 71; action
of Congress on it, 76.
Presidential Election, popular and elec-
toral vote, 55.
Reconstruction, President's movements
towards and message on, 416; letter
to N. A. Review, 449; proclamation
for,451; movements towards, in Louisi-
ana, 452; movements in Arkansas, 457.
Riots in N. Y., 371.
Scott, retirement of General, 156; letter to
Secretary of War about McClellan
(App.), 487; second letter on same sub-
Schofield, appointment to Western De-
partment, 399; President's instructions
to, 407; removal from command, 408.
Secession conspiracy at Washington, 58;
Mr. Stephens's speech against it, 60.
Secession of South Carolina, 57.
Secession of Virginia, 132.
Seward, instructions to our minister in
England, 133; reply to French offer of
mediation, 298; diplomacy of 1863, 441;
letter to Mr. Adams on danger of war
with England, 442; letter on the Mex-
ican question, 445.
Seymour, Gov. of N. Y., correspondence
with President on the draft, 372.
Sherman, General, expedition from
Slavery and Slaves-relations of slavery
to the rebellion, 151; employment of
slaves, bill in regard to, 153; President's
views regarding fugitive slaves, 158;
abolition in Territories, 183; abolition
in District of Columbia, 183; resolution
approving President's policy of aiding
emancipation in States, 186; adoption
in both Houses, 187; negroes author-
ized to be employed in army, 204; ac-
tion of military commanders concern-
ing, 291; Halleck's letter about slaves,
States, relation of rebel States to the
general government, 329.
State Prisoners, executive order relative