The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries, Volume 15 (Google eBook)

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A. S. Barnes, 1886 - United States
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Contents

The City of Albany Two Hundred Years of Progress Fredeiic G Mather
105
Anthony Wayne General John Watts de Peyster
127
Disintegration of Canada Doctor Prisper Bender
144
The Charleston Convention 1788 A W Clason
153
Historic Aspects of Sable Island Macdonald Oxley LL B B A
162
The New Mexican Campaign of 1862 A A Hayes
171
Army of the Potomac under Hooker William Howard Mills
185
The Outlook for 1886 Mrs Martha J Lamb
196
Letters from Washington Mrs Washington Pickering Fairfax and Patrick Henry con
203
Van Cortlandt ManorHouse Mrs Martha J Lamb 217
202
Champlains American Experiences in 1613 Arthur Haney
246
Girty the White Indian George W Ranch
256
The Trent Affair Hon Horatio King
278
Shiloh General Wm Farrar Smith
292
One Nights Work April 20 1862 Breaking the Chain for Farraguts Fleet at the Forts below
305
The Newgate of Connecticut Old Simsbury Copper Mines N H Egleston
321
Tribute to General Winfield Scott Hancock William L Keese
335
The Consolidation of Canada Watson Griffin
339
The Convention of North Carolina 1788 A W Clason
352
The Overcrowding of Cities Doctor Prosper Bender
365
Chancellorsville William Howard Mills
371
Shiloh The First Days Battle April 6 General Wm Farrar Smith
382
Our First Battle Bull Pasture Mountain Alfred E Lee Late Consul General U S A
391
A Poem In response to the Toast Our National Independence May it Exist Forever
399
Two Letters William H Winder to President Monroe and Edmund P Gaines to John
405
Horatio Seymour Rev Isaac S Hartley D D
417
Historical Colorado Twentyeight Years of Progress Katherine Hodges
433
An Old House in New Orleans A Souvenir of General Jacksons Rule Charles Dimitry
444
History of a Newspaper The Pennsylvania Gazette Paul Leicester Ford
452
Shiloh The Second Days Battle April 7 General Wm Farrar Smith
470
The Battle of Cross Keys Alfred E Lee Late Consul General U S A
483
My Trip to Canada with Jefferson Davis W G Waller
492
Extracts from the Correspondence of Edward Gibbon the Historian 17741783
500

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