History of the great rebellion, from its commencement to its close, giving an account of its origin: the secession of the southern states, and the formation of the Confederate government, the concentration of the military and financial resources of the federal government ... together with sketches of the lives of all the eminent statesmen and military and naval commanders, with a full and complete index. From official sources, Volume 1

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L. Stebbins, 1865 - United States - 778 pages
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Contents

Virginia
86
Troops concentrated at Washington Popular Impatience Occupation of Alexandria Opera
89
Missouri Capture of State Troops Booneville Carthage Shenandoah Valley Patterson
104
CHAPTER IX
113
North Carolina 203
114
CHAPTER X
121
CHAPTER XL
134
Kentucky Vote of the State Meeting of Legislature Message of Governor Kentucky for
160
CHAPTER XIII
180
Strength of the Navy Blockade Captures by the Navy Large Increase ofShlps of War Right
186
CHAPTER XV
197
Alabama
205
CHAPTER XVI
210
Foreicu Mission of the Confederates Mr Sewards Letter of Instructions Earl Russell and
216
age of Invention Change in Arms Springfield Rifle Enfield Rifle Repeating Arms The
228
CHAPTER XX
245
Evacuation of Torktown Retreat of the Enemy PursuitBattle of Williamsburg West
251
General Jacksons MovementBattle at Winchester Advance Oi Banks Shields ordered
265
Gettysburg to Fredericksburg 832
278
Continued Operations against Richmond Combat of June 25th McClellans Dispatch Me
279
igeLPea Ridge
295
Hineck at Pittsburg Landing Fall of Corinth PursuitMemphis Occupied General Grant
313
Operations of the Army of Virginia under General Pope New Policy of Conducting the War
319
CHAPTER XXIX
338
Financial Sitnation Legal Tender Interest in Coin Duties in Specie Gold Notes at a Pre
348
ThirtySeventh Congress Foreign RelationePublic Anxiety Surrender of Commissioners
354
Expedition of General Butler New Orleans Its Defences Passage of the Forts by Forragnt
363
Her Operations The Alabama ner MovementsDip
376
CHAPTER XXXV
391
CHAPTER XXXVL
399
rbe Army In Tennessee Results of Murfreesboro1 Operations in Tennessee Minor Expedi
480
Tennessee and Kentucky 400
485
ictfon of Bragg ITIs Position His Indecision Rosecrans Recruiting Storms Hooker
494
Options against Charleston Arrival of Monitors Montauk Attack by the Enemy Iron
501
Charleston Harbor
502
Advance on Richmond Crossing of the Rapidan Rentes of Corps The Enemy Attempts
508
CHAPTER L
515
CHAPTER LI
523
Original Plan of Campaign Butlers Expedition up the James Movement on Petersburg Fort
529
Advance on Petersburg Position of the City Assault and Capture of Earthworks and Guns
539
CHAPTER LVL
549
Operations In Tennessee Shermans Raid Through Mississippi Failure of Smiths Cooperatlv
561
CHAPTER LX
579
Chattanooga to Atlanta 571
586
Stare cf Atlanta Position of the City Topography The Enemys Strength Sherman Moves
587
The Gulf DepartmentSabine Pass Expedition McPherson Moves from Ylcksburg Expedi
596
War In Missouri Execution of Guerrillas Marmadukes Movements Helena Successful Cam
604
Mobile Harbor
611
CHAPTER LXV
615
Delation of Atlanta Correspondence between General Sherman and Mayor Calhoun Flank
628
Rnri Command of the Middle Military Division Manoeuvring In tho Vallev Object
641
Position of Armies Early Advances Battle of Cedar Creek Opportune Arrival of Sheridan
649
Finances of 1S63 Revenue Sales of Bonds Effect of Paper Money Policy of Mr Chase
672
Sherman Proposes to Cross Georgia Composition of Army Marching Orders Combat at Gris
679
Wilmington Harbor
697
Capture of Remaining Defences on Capo Fear River Schoflelds Order from Tennessee Fort
699
General Sherman at Savannah The Advance Northward Pocotaligo Sitlkchatchfe Move
708
CHAPTER LXXV
717
Raids In Kentncky and East Tennessee Defeat and Death of Morgan Successes of Stoneian
729
His Address Rejoicings at the IVosiwct of Peace Assassination of Lincoln The Public
744

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