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A HISTORY OF THE
PRINCIPAL PERSONS AND PLACES, IMPORTANT DATES,
CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA
TO WHICH IS ADDED
A CITIZEN'S MANUAL:
NATIONAL DOCUMENTS, PROCLAMATIONS, AND STATISTICS
PARLIAMENTARY RULES, &c.,
COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL AND OTHER AUTHENTIC SOUBOES,
BY ROBERT A. CAMPBELL.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866 by
ROBERT A. CAMPBELL,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the District of Indiane.
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A GLANCE at the Title Page will show the general scope
of this work. It has been the aim of the Author to condense into the smallest possible space, consistent with precision, clearness, and interest, the multitudinous incidents and dates presented. He has avoided all partisan views, mere speculation, and unprofitable detail. The documents, statistics, and extracts are from official sources, and given without comment. The historical part of the work has been carefully gathered from the abundant materials at the command of the Author, and as carefully culled and presented. In his labors it has been his constant care to make a fair, full statement of facts, rather than any display of rhetoric.
It is intended as a reliable and convenient reference book upon the topics presented, for the use of the various classes and parties of American citizens; and the Author hopes that the execution of the design may not be altogether unworthy the approbation already bestowed upon the plan.
Abbeville, Miss., deserted by the rebels and occupied by the Union forces December 2, 1862.
Abell, D. K., editor of the St. Joseph (Mo.) Tribune, arrested October 30, 1863, for publishing treasonable articles in his paper.
Abingdon, Va., was occupied by General Burbridge, who destroyed a large amount of stores, including a quantity of salt, December 14, 1864.
A. B. Ligur, a rebel steamer, was captured near New Orleans, November 1, 1862.
Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia. Bill passed the United States Senate April 3, (29 v.14); passed the House (93 v. 39) April 11, and was approved by President Lincoln April 16, 1862.
Absentees from the army were ordered to their places August 11, 1862 .
Accomac and Northampton Counties, Va., were taken possession of by the Union troops, and the rebels in them disbanded, November 18, 1861.
Acquia Creek, Va.--There was an engagement, May 31, 1861, between the rebel batteries near this place and the gun-boats Anacosta and Freeborn. After a two-hours' battle the gun-boats retired; but, renewing the attack next day, the batteries were silenced and a part of the town burned. There were undecisive attacks at the same point July 29 and August 16 of the same year. The place was evacuated by the rebels March 18, 1862, thus raising the blockade of the Potomac.
Actual Commencement of War, by the rebels opening fire upon Fort Sumter, at 4:30 A. M. April 12, 1861.
Acworth, Ga., was Sherman's head-quarters June 6, 1864.