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Foreign Mission of the Confederates.-Mr. Seward's Letter of Instructions.-Earl Russell and the
Confederates-France Recognizes de facto Governments.-Foreign Recognition of the Bellig-
erent Rights of the South.-Mr. Seward's, Reply.-Spain.-Mexico.-Monroe Doctrine.-The
Age of Invention.-Change in Arms.-Springfield Rifle.-Enfield Rifle.-Repeating Arms.-The
Rodman Gun.-Columbiads.-Parrott Gun.-Dahlgrens.-Table of Guns in Service.-Projec
The Situation.-Army of the Potomac.-General McClellan.-The Retreat of the Enemy from
Manassas.-The Peninsular Campaign.-Yorktown.-McDowell's Corps Withdrawn.-Siege of
Iron-plated Ships.-Merrimac.-Federal Fleet.-Hampton Roads.-Destruction of the Cumberland
and Congress.-Monitor.-Iron-clad Duel.-Repulse of the Merrimac...
Evacuation of Yorktown.-Retreat of the Enemy.-Pursuit.-Battle of Williamsburg.-West
Point.-Advance of McClellan,-Fort Darling.-Repulse of the Gunboats..
Taking of Norfolk.-Chickahominy.-Position of Enemy.-Hanover Court-House.-Battle of Fair
Oaks.-Advance of the Reserves.-Retreat of the Enemy..
General Jackson's Movement.-Battle at Winchester.-Advance o. Banks.-Shields ordered to
join McDowell.-Retreat of Banks.-Front Royal.-Banks driven across the Potomac.-Moun-
tain Department.-Fremont supersedes Rosecrans.-Battle at McDowell.-Fremont's Corps
ordered to support Banks.-The Object of Jackson's Raid.-Fremont's Movement.-Retreat of
the Enemy. Harrisonburg.-Cross Keys.-Escape of Jackson. -McDowell concentrates at
Fredericksburg.-Formation of the Army of Virginia under Pope.........
Continued Operations against Richmond.-Combat of June 25th.-McClellan's Dispatch.-Me-
chanicsville-Gaines's Mills.-Change of Base to the James River.-White Oak Swamp.-Mal-
vern Hill-McClellan Addresses the Troops.-Jefferson Davis's Address.-Close of Campaign.
-Causes of Failure.....
Department of Missouri.-General Halleck.-Negotiations with Price.-Van Dorn, Curtis, and
Island No. Ten.-Beauregard at Corinth.-Battle of Pittsburg Landing.-Huntsville.-Fort Wright. 802
Halleck at Pittsburg Landing.-Fall of Corinth.-Pursuit.-Memphis Occupied.-General Grant.-
End of Campaign.-Halleck at Washington.....
Operations of the Army of Virginia under General Pope.-New Policy of Conducting the War.-
Cedar Mountain.-Line of the Rappahannock.-Flanking Movement of Stonewall Jackson.-
Second Battle of Bull Run.-Chantilly.-Death of Kearny.-Evacuation of the Peninsula..
The Expedition of Burnside.-Capture of Newbern.-Beaufort Captured.-Operations on the
Southern Coast.-Siege of Fort Pulaski.-James Island.....
Financial Situation.-Legal Tender.-Interest in Coin-Duties in Specie.-Gold Notes at a Pre-
mium.-Deposits.-Ways and Means.-Debt.-Excise Loan.-Incoine Tax.-Paper Circulation.
-Effect of Paper Money.-Rise in Price.-Premium on Gold.-Commerce.-Government Ex-
penses.-Growth of Debt.-Immense Means.....
Thirty-Seventh Congress-Foreign Relations-Public Anxiety-Surrender of Commissioners.—
War Conduct.-Executive Action.-President's Message.-Co-operation.-Hunter's Order.-
Border State Delegation.-Kentucky Legislature.-President's Letter.-His Position. -West-
ern Delegation.-Emancipation Action of Congress.-No more Slave Territory.-District of
Columbia-Co-operation Resolution.-Military not to Surrender Fugitives.-Troops Author-
ized.-Conscription.-Work of the Thirty-Seventh Congress...
Expedition of General Butler.-New Orleans.-Its Defences-Passage of the Forts by Farragut.
Capture of City.-Butler's Administration.-Baton Rouge.-Vicksburg.-Ram Arkansas-Her
Privateers-Confederate Navy.-Oreto: Her Operations.-The Alabama.: Her Movements-Dip-
lomatic Correspondence.-Captures-Hatteras Captured..........
General Pope's Army.-Its Condition.--McClellan's Army.-Enemy Cross the Potomac.-McClel-
lan in Command-Halleck refuses Troops-South Mountain.-Harper's Ferry-Antietam.-
Hooker. Sumner.-Burnside.—Retreat of the Enemy.-Advance of the Army.-McClellan
Burnside in Command.-Change of Plan.-Pontoons Delayed.-Plans of Crossing.-Two Attacks.
-Franklin's Movements-Seizure of Fredericksburg-Sumner.-Terrible Slaughter.-Repulse
on the Right.-Inaction.-Withdrawal of the Army.-End of Campaign.-Intrigues.-Order No.
Situation in Kentucky.-Bragg's Invasion.-Mumfordsville.-Buell's Advance.-Perrysville.-Re-
treat of the Enemy.-Features of Campaign..........
Cumberland Gap.-Morgan's Escape.-Iuka-Price Retreats-Corinth.-Repulse of the Enemy.
-Vicksburg Expedition.-Reorganization of the Ohio Army by Rosecrans-His Advance.-
Battle of Stone River.-Defeat of the Enemy.....
Turn of the Tide of War.-New Combinations.-Vicksburg.-Sherman's Attack.-Arkansas Post.
-Renewal of Attempt upon Vicksburg.-Passage of Batteries by the Fleet.-Flanking March
The Flank Movement against Vicksburg.-Battles of Raymond. Jackson, and Champion Hills.-
Investment of the City.-Obstinate Defence.-Surrender.-Chronology of Events-Grierson's
Expedition of General Banks-Investment of Port Hudson.-Unsuccessful Assaults.-Brashear
City-Capitulation of Port Hudson.-Chronology of Events........
New Movement against Richmond.-Lee's Flank Turned.-Battle of Chancellorsville.-Retreat of
Hooker.-Operations by Sedgwick.
Second Invasion of Maryland.-Defeat of Milroy at Winchester.-Meade appointed to command
the Army of the Potomac.-Battle of Gettysburg.-Retreat of Lee....
Lee's Retreat from Gettysburg.-Peace Mission.-Conscription. -Meade Re-enforced.-Draft.—
Riots.-Lee crosses the Rapidan.-His Advance and Subsequent Retreat.....
Meade's Advance across the Rapidan.—Recrosses.-Winter-Quarters.-Draft for Three Hundred
Thousand Men.-Reconnoissance.-Kilpatrick's Raid upon Richmond.-Death of Dahlgren.... 470
Creation of the Office of Lieutenant-General.-General Grant Appointed.-Army Reorganization.
-Draft for Two Hundred Thousand Men.-General Grant assumes Command in Chief.-
Powers of the Lieutenant-General.-Country between Washington and Richmond.-Rule of
The Army in Tennessee.-Results of Murfreesboro'.-Operations in Tennessee.-Minor Expedi-
tions-Advance of Rosecrans.-Retreat of Bragg.-Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee.-
Occupation of Knoxville.-Evacuation of Chattanooga-Concentration of the Enemy.-Battle
of Chickamauga-The Two Generals.-Results of the Battle...
letion of Bragg.-Iis Position.-His Indecision.-Rosecrans Recruiting.-Storms.-Hooker Ar-
rives-Grant Ordered up.-He Supersedes Rosecrans.-Thomas in Command of Department.
-Position of the Army-Movement to open River.-Defeat of the Enemy.-Sherman's March.
-Combat.-Change of Route.-Burnside's Position.-Longstreet Detached from Bragg.-Siege
f Knoxville.-Burnside Hard Pressed.-Bragg Weakened.-Grant Attacks.-The Movement
uccessful.--Sherman Relieves Burnside.-Retreat of Longstreet...
Operions against Charleston.-Arrival of Monitors.-Montauk.-Attack by the Enemy.-Iron-
Attack on Sumter.-Capture of the Atlanta -General Gillmore in Command.-Assault on
It Wagner-Bombardment of Fort Sumter.-Siege and Reduction of Fort Wagner.-Occupa-
of Morris Island....
Advance on Richmond.-Crossing of the Rapidan.-Routes of Corps.-The Enemy Attempts a
Flanking Movement.-Meade's Attack.-Repulse of Grittin.-Hancock Arrives.-Concentration
of the Army-Burnside ordered Forward.-New Dispositions.-Advance of Hancock on the
6th.-Arrival of Longstreet.-Fall of Wadsworth.-Longstreet Wounded.—Attack on the Union
Right-Results of the Two Days' Fighting...
Movement upon Spottsylvania.-The Enemy on the Alert.-Attack of May 10th.-Death of Sedg-
wick.-Position of the Troops.-Grant "to Fight it out on that Line."-Assault by the Second
Corps on May 12th.-Large Captures of Prisoners and Guns.-Results of the Struggle.-Sheri-
dan's Cavalry Raid.-Death of General Stuart.-Battle at Meadow Bridge.--Sheridan at the
Retrograde Movement of the Enemy.-Bad Condition of the Roads.-Union Movement to the
Left-Relative Position of Armies-Re-enforcements.-Irruption on the Rear Repulsed.-
Grant Crossing the North Anna-Impregnable Position of the Enemy,-North Anna Re-
crossed, and Movement to the Left continued..
Original Plan of Campaign.-Butler's Expedition up the James.-Movement on Petersburg.-Fort
Darling-Repulse of the Union Forces.-Attack by Beauregard.—Beauregard Re-enforces Lee.
-Smith sent to Support Grant..................
Position of Grant's Army.-Warren's Advance.-Further Development of the Union Left Wing.-
Severe Battles around Cold Harbor.-New Flank Movement determined upon.-Crossing of the
James and Junction with Butler.-Results of that Campaign..........
Advance on Petersburg-Position of the City.-Assault and Capture of Earthworks and Guns.-
Assault of Saturday, June 15th.-Repulse.-Aspect of the Campaign....
Relative Strength of Armies.-Grant Moves against the Railroad Connections of Richmond.-
Combat of June 21st.-Repulsed the 23d.-Sheridan's Expedition.-Movement of Wilson and
Kautz on the Danville Road.-Five Hundred Thousand Men called out.-Explosion of the Mine
in Front of Petersburg.-Failure of the Assault....
Sigel's Movement in the Valley.-Hunter Supersedes Sigel, and Defeats the Rebels near Staun-
ton.--Occupation of Lexington.-Lynchburg-Early sent to the Valley.-Retreat of Hunter
through Western Virginia-Advance of Early down the Valley and Invasion of Maryland.-
Defeat of Wallace.-Washington Threatened.-Arrival of Sixth Corps and Retreat of Early.-
Various Encounters in the Valley.-Hunter Superseded by Sheridan.............
Dutch Gap Canal.-Movement North of the James.--Expedition of the Fifth Corps to the Weldon
Road. Attack by Hill.--Severe Fighting near Reams's Station.-Losses.-Repulse of the Ene-
my. Subsequent Repulse of Hancock.-Renewal of Movement North of the James and Cap-
ture of Fort Harrison-Further Operations on the Weldon Railroad............
Operations in Tennessee.-Sherman's Raid Through Mississippi.-Failure of Smith's Co-operativ
Movement. Invasion of Western Tennessee and Kentucky by Forrest-Massacre at Fort Pi
Co-operative Movement on Atlanta.-Size and Organization of the Union and Rebel Armies-
Commencement of the Campaign by Sherman.-Evacuation of Dalton by Johnston.-Battle of
Resaca and Retreat of the Rebels.-Operations at Dallas and Kenesaw.-Rebels Flanked and
Driven Across the Chattahoochee..
The New Position of the Enemy. Johnston again Turned and Pushed Back upon Atlanta.-Ros-
seau's Raid.-Hood Succeeds Johnston.-Investment of Atlanta.-Battles of July 20th and 22d.
-Death of McPherson.-Cavalry Raids of Stoneman and McCook.-Defeat and Capture of
Stoneman. Battle of July 28th.-Prolongation of the Union Right Wing.-Changes of Com-
manders in Sherman's Army...
Siege of Atlanta-Position of the City.-Topography.-The Enemy's Strength.-Sherman Moves
to the Right-Wheeler's Raid.-Kilpatrick's Raid.-Grand Flank Movement of the Army on
the Macon Railroad.-Defeat of the Enemy at Jonesboro'.-Evacuation of Atlanta.-Congratula-
tory Order of General Sherman.-Truce.-Depopulation of Atlanta.-Correspondence between
Sherman and Hood.-Results of the Campaign..
The Gulf Department-Sabine Pass Expedition.-McPherson Moves from Vicksburg.-Expedi-
tion to the Rio Grande and Occupation of Brownsville.-Banks's Red River Expedition.-Cap-
ture of Fort De Russey.-Occupation of Alexandria-Battle of Mansfield.-Retreat of the Army.
--Repulse of the Enemy at Pleasant Hill.--Operations of the Fleet.-The Dam at Alexandria.-
Arrival of the Ariny and Fleet in the Mississippi.--Co-operative Movement of Steele in Ar-
kansas-Causes of its Failure......
War in Missouri.-Execution of Guerrillas.-Marmaduke's Movements.-Helena.-Successful Cam-
paign of General Steele in Arkansas.-Capture of Little Rock.--General Gantt-Sacking of
Lawrence by Quantrell.-Price's Last Invasion of Missouri.-His Disastrous Defeat and Retreat
Mobile-Its Defences.-Concentration of Troops.-Combined Operations.-Landing on Dauphine
Island-Order of Battle.-Tecumseh Blown up.-Tennessee Attacks.-Desperate Battle.-
Mode of Attack.-Fort Powell Blown up.--Fort Gaines Surrenders.-Siege of Fort Morgan.—
E-edition to Florida-Occupation of Jacksonville.-Advance of General Seymour.-Battle of
lustee, and Retreat of the Union Army.-Demonstration against Newbern.-Capture of Ply-
Louth-The Albemarle.-Her Fight with Union Gunboats.-Her Destruction.-Rebel Priya-
ers.-Combat between the Kearsarge and Alabama.-Capture of the Florida and Georgia..... 615
Depolation of Atlanta-Correspondence between General Sherman and Mayor Calhoun.-Flank
Mement by Hood.-Attack on Allatoona.-Hood Severs Sherman's Communications.-
Mahes into Alabama and Enters Tennessee.-Sherman's New Plan of Campaign.-Invasion of
Te essee.-Battle of Franklin.-Affair at Murfreesboro.-Battles of December 15th and 16th
befe Nashville.-Retreat of Hood into Alabama.-Close of the Campaign...
Sheridan Command of the Middle Military Division.-Manoeuvring in the Valley.-Object of
the Mements.-Battles of Opequan Creek and Fisher's Hill.-Rout and Retreat of the Rebels.
-The New Position at Brown's Gap.-Movements of Sheridan....