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MILITARY AND NAVAL
HISTORY OF THE REBELLION
IN THE UNITED STATES.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF DECEASED OFFICERS.
Nilustrated with Steel Plate Portraits.
W. J. TENNEY,
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1805, by
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District
of New York.
The design of this work is to present in one volume the military and naval scenes of the great contest recently closed. It contains not only all the principal battles by land and
every important skirmish. The plans and objects of the various campaigns are clearly stated, and the progress of the armies, step by step, in their execution, is described and illustrated with distinct topographical maps, chiefly obtained from official sources. The important naval conflicts are described and illustrated in a similar manner. Por: tions of the work have been submitted to the inspection of distinguished military officers, relating to operations by armies under their command, and received their approval for its completeness and accuracy. By a reference to the Index at the end of the volume, the military or naval career of General or Commanding officers can be traced.
But it is not merely a work of skirmishes and battles. The manner of raising, organizing, and equipping the armies and fleets are stated in detail; also the sanitary measures for their preservation, including hospitals and charitable organizations; the improvements in the weapons and forts and floating batteries of military and naval warfare; the treatment of prisoners, and the action relative to those military questions arising between combatants.
It also embraces a statement of the civil and political proceedings incidental to the war, which took place previous to its commencement or during its progress; such as the secession of the Southern States, and the organization of their Confederacy; the political issues of the war and the triumph of emancipation, with the treatment of colored men, whether soldiers or freedmen, and all other subjects properly a portion of its direct history. It concludes with biographical tributes to the principal military and naval officers who have fallen in the contest.