A Concise History of the War: Designed to Accompany Perrine's New War Map of the Southern States, with an Introduction and Statistical Appendix, Comp. from Authentic Sources (Google eBook)

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C. O. Perrine, 1864 - United States - 122 pages
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Page 12 - States, and to re-establish, not for ourselves alone, but for our deluded fellow-citizens, the mild sway of the Constitution and the laws. The result cannot be doubted. Twenty millions of freemen, forgetting their divisions, are rallying as one man in support of the righteous cause their willing hearts and their strong hands, their fortunes and their lives, are laid upon the altar of the country. We contend for the great inheritance of constitutional freedom transmitted from our revolutionary...
Page 87 - Rosecrans toward Alabama, the presence of Grant in North Mississippi, and of Curtis in Middle Arkansas, to say nothing of the presence of Banks at New Orleans and Baton Rouge, set at rest the silly dream that a thin strip of seacoast only is in possession of our foes.
Page 87 - ... at the magnitude of Yankee possessions in our country. Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri are claimed as constituent parts of the Confederation : they are as much in the power of Lincoln as Maine and Minnesota. The pledge once deemed foolish by the South, that he would 'hold, occupy, and possess' all the forts belonging to the United States Government, has been redeemed almost to the letter by Lincoln.
Page 12 - ... their willing hearts and their strong hands, their fortunes and their lives, are laid upon the altar of the country. We contend for the great inheritance of constitutional freedom transmitted from our revolutionary fathers. We engage in the struggle forced upon us, with sorrow, as against our misguided brethren, but with high heart and faith, as we war for that Union which our sainted Washington commended to our dearest affections. The sympathy of the civilized world is on our side, and will...
Page 13 - ... at the time when the fathers of the new government were alive. The leading language in respect to it, south of the Potomac, was that no State had a right to withdraw from the Union, and that any attempt to dissolve it, or obstruct the action of constitutional laws, was treason.
Page 87 - Yankees, that they hold all that they have ever held, and that another year or two of such progress as they have already made will find them masters of the Southern Confederacy. They who think independence is to...
Page 50 - Pope allowed a rebel gunboat to approach within fifty yards of a masked battery, and then sunk her, killing fifteen of those on board. He had previously allowed five rebel steamers to pass on toward the town, and they are now between his batteries, unable to escape.
Page 84 - Jan. 3d the rebels commenced their retreat. The following is the official statement of the Union loss at the battle of Stone River : killed 1,697, wounded 6,425, and 3,550 missing. The Federal army withdrew from before Vicksburg. The Union loss in the second attack on Vicksburg was about 600 killed, 1,500 wounded and 1,000 missing. Jan. 10. Battle of Arkansas Post. The attack was commenced Saturday night by the Mississippi squadron under Admiral Porter. On the following day the land forces under...
Page 84 - April, 1864, when she was sunk by running upon a torpedo, and was blown up by her commander to prevent her capture by the Confederate forces.
Page 48 - A garrison of 3700 men, several magazines, and a large quantity of military stores, fell into the hands of the Austrians.

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