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CHAPTER VI. LINCOLN DIRECTS COÖPERATION

The Illness of McClellan. Lincoln's Suggestions to

Western Commanders. The Tennessee Expedition
Urged. Halleck's Views on the Western Campaign.

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Lincoln Directs Concert of Action. Grant's Tennessee
Reconnaissance. Military Conditions at Cairo. Mc-
Clernand's March to Mayfield. Smith's March to
Calloway. Gunboat Reconnaissance of Fort Henry.

McClernand's Report Lincoln's Advice

on the

Western Campaign. Halleck Suggests a Tennessee

Movement

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CHAPTER VII. GRANT AND THOMAS IN KENTUCKY

Characteristics of Grant. His Early Western Duties.
Commands the Post of Cairo. The Battle of Belmont.
Grant's Narrow Escape. Lincoln's Letter to Mc-
Clernand. Thomas in Eastern Kentucky. Zollicoffer's
Camp. Buell's Orders to Thomas. Zollicoffer Attacks
Thomas. Death of Zollicoffer. Rebel Retreat from

Mill Springs. The Western Gunboats. The Capture

of Fort Henry

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CHAPTER XIII. “MONITOR” AND “MERRIMAC"

The Merrimac Raised and Iron-clad. Ericsson and his

Monitor. Council of War at the White House. Fox
Sent to Fort Monroe. Appearance of the Merrimac.

She Rams and Sinks the Cumberland. The Congress
Shelled and Burned. An Excited Meeting at the White
House. Duel Between the Monitor and Merrimac. Re-
treat of the Merrimac. Lincoln's Orders to the Monitor.
Lincoln, Stanton, and Chase Visit Fort Monroe. The
Advance to Norfolk. Norfolk Occupied. The Merri-

mac Destroyed

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