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HARTFORD:
THOMAS BELK NAP, PUBLISHER

1877.

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REPAIR ROS, No. 5 9 5 5 '07

SE207,7
NEW YORK

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 18C 3,

BY BENSON J. LOSSING,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern

District of New York.

PREFACE.

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HIS volume completes the Chris.icle of the Civil War it compris sa ibund of the events of the thiet from mid-umer of 1863, until th,

ose of the stri;le, in the field, in the spring of 1565.

The second volume was ended with the ***rd of the capture of Vicksburg and Port

national armies, in July. This volume opens wich itt uŹ the movements of the Army of the Potomac in tie winter and spring of 1863, which led to the Battle of Chan sellorsville, and Lee's second invasion of Maryland that ended with the Battle of Gettysburg. It contains the story of the military and naval operations in the region of the Mississipri and the Gulf of Mexico, and all along the Atlantic coast, from Florida to the lower borders of Virginia, including the long sing Charleston. Also, an account of the doings of the Anglo. Conf derate pirate-ships, including those of the Alabama, and ani ount of her destruction. It also contains a record of the imy, ant movements in Eastern and Southeastern Tennessee. whii. vire followed by Sherman's great march and series of con, ilıcts m Chattanooga, by way of Atlanta, to the sea, and thence

, throug! the Carolinas; and the expulsion of the Confederates fron

unessee, by Thomas. It bears a record of the stirring events in the Red River region; in Texas; all along the Mississippi, and in the States whose borders are washed by its waters; at Mobile, and in the interior of the States of Mississippi and Alabama, anzi the fireal. triumph of the National arms in all the vast region of the Republic southward of the Roanoke River and westward of the mountain ranges of Virginia, Tennessee, and North and South

Carolina.

It contains a history of the great campaigns of the armies of the Potomac and the James, which ended in the capture of Rich

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