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By J. T. Headley


Headley's classic illustrated history of the Civil War. The Great Rebellion A History of the Civil War In The United States. By J. T. Headley. Volume I. You won't find this book in better condition as this one. Published by Hartfold, Conn., Hurlbut, Scranton & Company, 1864. Sold by Subscription only.

The contents of this volume cover from prior to 1861 thru June of 1862 with a section at the end on prisoner exchange. Book is in fair condition for its age. Sheep leather covers. Binding is tight and the covers are solid with only slightly bumping and with a little fraying of the corners. Hinges broken but are still good and in secure condition. The pages are toned from age and have very little light foxing throughout which is amazing for a book its age. Shelf wear. Spine is in worst condition. Top & bottom spine wear. First page with an engraving of Abraham Lincoln. All pages are present. Steel engravings have a fine, excellent detail and paper quality for the age. With 506 wonderful pages and with numerous fine steel engravings. Don't miss the chance of owning this great history book. It measures approx. 9" tall by 6 1/2"wide 2 1/2" thick. We have also compiled just a small sample of the amazing Steel Engravings in the book as they are too many to show in this listing. The pictures are on the bottom of the page. Pictures are a part of the description.

The magnitude of the subject of the present work - the Great Rebellion in the United States being not only the Great Event in American History, but the most fearful tragedy of modern times, its of itself calculated to render this book one of the most exciting and interesting ever offered to the public. The Author J. T. Headley was fully qualify himself for the work, he passed several months with the armies and obtained valuable information through his acquaintance with many of the most distinguished officers of the Army and Navy.


The earth has been cursed with civil wars from the earliest times in which we have records of the race. Though characterized by more or less ferocity, and assuming various shapes, they all may be divided into two general classes. Those that occur under a despotic form of government, spring from oppression which the people, no longer able to bear, venture all the terrible hazard of a revolution to throw off. Those that take place under a democratic form of government, are brought about by a few ambitious men, who seek by faction to obtain power. Those of the former class possess dignity and grandeur, from the fact that they are based on the great doctrine of human rights. Man asserting his inherent, God-given rights on the battle field against overwhelming odds, is a sublime spectacle. The latter are based on falsehoods, and kept alive by deception. Such were the civil wars of the early republics. In the time of Cromwell, both religious and civil liberty were the grand prizes of the struggle; and whether we look at Hampden, calmly suffering for the sake of liberty, or at Cromwell's Ironsides, sweeping like a thunder cloud to battle, with the fearful war cry "RELIGION" tc on their lips, our deepest sympathies and admiration are exited, and we forget the horrors of the carnage in the mighty stake at issue. So in the bloody revolution of France; though the views of the masses were vague, and their speech often incoherent, yet when we behold inscribed on their banner the great charter of human rights, and the head of a king thrown down as the gage of battle, we no longer see the crimson field with its "garments rolled in blood," we see only the divine image of human liberty hovering over it. Ours is of a mixed character, and hence in some respects unlike all others that have preceded it; but like all civil wars in republics, it sprung from a faction who sought only political power. Those make a great mistake who suppose it grew out of a desire merely to perpetuate slavery. Slavery was used as a means to an end - a bugbear to frighten the timid into obedience, and a rallying cry for the ignorant, deluded masses. The accursed lust of power lay at the bottom of it. The entire north, including the Republican party, had repeatedly declared, in the most emphatic manner, that it had no intention to interfere with slavery in the states where it existed; for they had no right to do so under the Constitution. Its perpetuity there was conceded, until the states themselves should get rid of it. Hence, the southern conspirators had no fear on that point, but they knew they could not carry the people with them unless they convinced them that slavery was to be assailed in their very homes, to be followed by a servile insurrection. They desired, of course, to extend slavery, because in that way alone they could extend their power. The perpetuity of slavery was a necessary consequence of all this; because the power they sought to obtain was founded on it - it was the chief cornerstone. Here is where the mistake is made in getting at the true cause of the rebellion. The whole question may be stated thus: southern politicians saw in the rapid increase of the free states, both in number and population, and the deep hostility to the admission of any more slave states, that the power they had so long wielded in the Government would be broken. The only course left them was to set up an independent government. Though they might be weak at first, slave states could be added, as circumstances should determine. To effect their purpose they would seize on the tariff or slavery, or any thing else that would unite the South. Calhoun tried the former and failed, they, the latter and succeeded. Thus it will be seen that the perpetuity and extension of slavery is a necessary consequence of the present rebellion, if successful; not its first cause, - just as free trade would have followed the attempt of Calhoun to take the South out of the Union, had it succeeded. The great, moving cause was the desire of power - slavery the platform on which they worked their diabolical machinery. This was unquestionably the view taken by our Government, and the cause of its extreme leniency at first, which so many condemned. It sought to disabuse the people of the idea that we meant to attack their peculiar institutions, and hoped they would see that they were being duped and led into ruin by desperate, unscrupulous, ambitious men. So also did the mass of the northern people view it, and hence rushed to arms, feeling but little animosity, except towards the leaders. The "CONSTITUTION" was their rallying cry - the preservation of the Government the sublime motive that sent them to the field of carnage. On the one hand the world saw men crowding to battle, pretending to fight for the very freedom which they were all the time in the full enjoyment of - on the other hand more than a million of citizens rising in arms, with no object beyond the desire to see their enemies secure in that very freedom. The future historian will stand amazed at this strange spectacle. No wonder European nations are puzzled as they contemplate us from beyond the ocean. They can understand the struggle of a brave people to overthrow a government that robs them of liberty, but not one to destroy the very charter of human liberty. True, there has become mixed up with the determination of the North to uphold the Constitution, a desire to strike a deadly blow at slavery. Forofferden by this very charter to touch it in the states where it existed, many believe the rebellion has cancelled, and that in its wasting, bloody track, it will sweep that relic of barbarism from the bosom of the republic. Clouds and darkness wrap the future, and we are safe only as we look up to the Throne that is founded in "Justice and Judgment."

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Chapter I. Prior to 1861

Causes o the Rebellion - Danger of Sectional Parties - History of Slavery in the Government - Causes of Hostility between the North and South - Missouri Compromise - Hostile Legislation of the States - Congress - The Whig and Democratic Parties - Necessity of a New Party in the place of the Whig - The Republican Party - Southern Conspirators - Their Plan - Election of Lincoln - First Steps towards Disunion.

Chapter II. December, 1860 - April, 1861

South Carolina takes the Lead - Reception South of its Act of Secession - Anderson in Fort Sumter - Distraction of the Government - Resignation of Southerners - The North Divided - Progress of Disunion South - Seizure of National Property - Star of the West - Scenes in Congress - Rights of the People - Right of Secession - Lincoln's Passage to Washington and Inauguration - His Cabinet - Virginia - Southern Commissioners - Fort Sumter - Preparations for its Bombardment.

Chapter III. April1861

First Shot at Fort Sumter - Its fearul tc Significance - The Bombardment - Surrender of - Exultation of the People of Charleston - Reception of the New North - Union of all Parties - Proclamation of the President calling for Seventy-five Thousand Troops - Response of the North - Reply to it by Southern Governors - Enthusiasm of the North - Delusion of both Sections - Davis calls for Southern Volunteers and for Privateers - Virginia Secdes - Embarrassments of the Government - Surrender of Norfolk - Surrender of Harper's Ferry and the Burning of the Arsenal.

Chapter IV. April1861

Enthusiasm of the People and Baseness of Contractors - March of the Regiments - The Massachusetts Sixth Attacked in Baltimore - Departure of the Seventh New York - Enthusiasm South - Fears of the People and Mayor of Baltimore - Collision prevented by the Troops going by way of Annapolis - Their arrival at Washington - Defection in the Army and Navy - Robert E. Lee - Effect of the States Rights Doctrine - Proclamation of the President Increasing the Standing Army - Tennesse joins the South - Action of the Government - Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus - Mistake in not calling Congress together sooner.

Chapter V. May - June, 1861

Public Expectation - Position of the Forces in Front of Washington - Appointment of Generals - Occupation of Alexandria - Murder of Colonel Ellsworth - Effect on the North - Fight at Big Bethel - Feeling of the People respecting it - Captain Lyon at St. Louis - Refuses to obey the Public Commissioners of the City - Takes the entire Force of Governor Jackson and General Price, Prisoners - His Troops Mobbed - Pursues Jackson - Fight at Booneville - General Harney - His vacillating Course - McClellan made Major-General and sent to Western Virginia - His Past Career - Harper's Ferry Evacuated - Concentration of the Rebels at Manassas Junction - Fight at Phillippi - Kelly Wounded - Schenck Surprised near Vienna - The Question of Fugitive Slaves - Capture of the First Rebel Privateer Savannah - The Privateer Sumter at Sea.

Chapter VI. June, 1861

McClellan Takes Command of the Army in Western Virginia - Advances on the Enemy - Battle of Rich Mountain - Gallant Action of Rosecranz - Of Lander - Defeat of Program and Capture of his Forces - Pursuit of Garnett - Action of Carrick's Ford - A Terrible March - Death of Garnett - Defeat of his Forces - Cox on the Kanhawa - Action of Barboursville - Retreat of Wise - Close of the Campaign in Western Virginia - Sigel in Missouri - Battle of Carthage - His Admirable Retreat - State of Kentucky - Unionism in Eastern Tennessee.

Chapter VII. July, 1861

Meeting of Congress - President's Message - Chief Commanders on both sides at this time - The "On to Richmond" Cry - The Question of Funds - Lack of Statesmen in Congress - The Radical Element - Increasing the Navy - An Onward Movement resolved upon - Reasons for it - Johnston and Patterson - McDowell to Command the Army - Its Departure for Manassas - Splendid Appearance of - Artillery Fight at Blackburn's Ford - Advance of the Army from Centreville - Plan of the Battle - Hunter and Heintzelman - Battle of Bull Run - The Defeat - The Rout - Danger of the Capital - Effect of the news on the North - Causes and Lesson of the Overthrow - Surrender of Fort Fillmore in New Mexico.

Chapter VIII. July - August, 1861

State of the Army after Bull Run - Its Disappearance from the Field - A New Army to be Raised - Greatness of the Task - McClellan Summoned to the Capital to take Chief Command - Banks and Fremont - The Latter sent to St. Louis - The Enemy's Outposts in Sight of the Capital - Raising of the North - Lyon Advances on McCulloch - Kentucky votes to remain in the Union - Fremont in St. Louis - Battle of Wilson's Creek and Death of Lyon - Retreat of the Union Army - Public Feeling on the Death of Lyon - Diabolical Spirit of the Southern Clergy.

Chapter IX. August, 1861

Action of the General Government - Arrests - Confiscation - Refuses to Exchange Prisoners - Retaliation by Davis - McClellan Quells a Mutiny in the Seventy-ninth Regiment - Southern Privateers - Wreck of the Jeff. Davis - Surprise of Tyler at Summerville - Wool sent to Fortress Monroe - Foote ordered West to take Charge of Gun Boats - Naval Attack on Cape Hatteras - Error of the Secretary of the Navy - Proclamation of Fremont - Effect of - President Requires him to Modify it - The Rebels Occupy Columbus and Hickman - State of Affairs in Western Virginia - Battle of Carnifax Ferry and Retreat of Floyd.

Chapter X. September, 1861

Lexington attacked - Repulse of Rains - Disatress of Mulligan - Heroism of his Brigade - Fall of Lexington - Fremont Blamed for it - Charges against him - He takes the Field - Attitude of Kentucky - Its Legislature Order the Rebel Forces to Leave the State - McGoffin - General Lee sent to Western Virginia - Fight at Cheat Mountain Pass - Defeat of Lee at Elk Water - Death of John Washington - Position of the Armies on the Potomac - Fortifications around Washington - Occupation of Munson's Hill - Observance of the National Fast.

Chapter XI. October, 1861

Position of the Two Great Armies - Expectations and Feelings of the People - Gallant Naval Exploit at Pensacola - Destruction of the Privateer Judah - Occupation of Ship Island - Western Virginia - Fight at Green Brier Creek - Attack of the Enemy at Cape Hatteras - Surprise of the Wilson Zouaves at Santa Rosa Island - Attack of the Blockading Fleet at the Mouth of the Mississippi by the Ram Manassaa - Fight at Lebanon, Missouri - Fight at Frederick-town - Fight at Blue Mills Ferry - Battle of Wild Cat Camp, Kentucky.

Chapter XII. October, 1861

Affairs on the Upper Potomac - Fight at Bolivar - A Gallant Action - Reconnoissance across the River - Battle of Ball's Bluff - Death of Baker - Heroic Devotion - Strange Conduct of General Stone - Indignation of the People - McClellan Hurries to the Scene of Action - Colonel Lander takes the place left vacant by the Death of Baker - Is Wounded - Affairs in Missouri - tc Galant Charge of Fremont's Body Guard.

Chapter XIII. November, 1861

General Dissatisfaction - Public Expectation of an Advance from the Potomac - Blockade of the Capital - Feeling at the West - Great Secret Naval Expedition - Overtaken by a Storm - Joy of the South and Fear of the North - Description of the Wreck - Arrival at Port Royal, Hilton Head and Bay Island - Preparations to Attack Them - Grand Appearance of the Vessels - The Attack - The Victory - Terror of the People of Charleston and Savannah - Strange Inactivity of the Land Forces - Proclamations - Timidity and Weakness of the Government - Retirement of Scott from Public Life - McClellan Takes his Place - Public Confidence in him - Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac.

Chapter XIV. November, 1861

Expedition from Cairo - Battle of Belmont - Criticism upon it - Nelson's Expedition to Piketon - A Long March - The Battle - Rout of the Enemy - Nelson's Order - Adjutant-General Thomas sent West to Investigate the Charges against Fremont - His Report - Its Injustice - Conduct of the Secretary of War - Removal of Fremont - Hunter Appointed in his place - Superseded by Halleck and sent to Kansas - Reconstruction of the Western and South-Western Departments - Dix Sends an Expedition into Eastern Virginia - Capture of Mason and Slidell - Exultation of the People - Creates a Storm of Indignation in England - War Threatened - Their Surrender Demanded - Is Complied with - Wilkes's Course clearly Unjustifiable - Sinking of Stones in Charleston Harbor - The Tuscarora and Nashville in an English Port - Conduct of the British Authorities - McClellan's Stringent Orders to the Army - The Negroes and Cotton of Port Royal.

Chapter XV. December, 1861

Opening of Congress - Aspect of Affairs - President's Message - The Question of Finance - Tax Bill - Army and Naval Force of the Country - Drafting in the South - The Iroquois and Sumpter - Pope and Halleck at the West - The Indians take part in the Rebellion - A Battle between them - Affairs in Missouri - Battle of Milford - General Curtis - Fight at Mount Zion - Fight at Rowlett's Station, Kentucky - Western Virginia - Battle of Camp Alleghany.

Chapter XVI. December, 1861

Battle of Drainsville - The "Stone Fleet" - Correspondence concerning it between Lord Lyons and Mr. Seward - Dupont's Operations on the Coast of Georgia and South Carolina - The Army of the Potomac in Winter Quarters - Release of Mr. Ely from Prison in Richmond - Dissatisfaction with McClellan's Inaction - Division in Congress respecting the Manner of Carrying on the War - Danger of these Conflicting Views - Firmness and Integrity of the President.

Chapter XVII. January, 1862

Opening of the New Year around Washington - Fight at Pensacola - Bombardment of Fort Pickens - Fight of Port Royal the same day - Expedition by Milroy in Western Virginia - Jackson Advances to the Potomac and tears up the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road - Fight opposite Hancock - Fight at Blue's Gap Battle of Middle Creek, Kentucky, and Victory of Garfield - Pope in Missouri.

Chapter XVIII. January, 1862

Position of Affairs in Kentucky - General Thomas moves against Zollicoffer's Camp on the Cumberland - Battle of Mill Springs - A Sunday Battle - Bayonet Charges by McCook - Death of Zollicoffer - The Enemy Routed - The Victory - Importance of it - The Cairo Expedition - Movements East - Disaster to Burnside's Expedition - Operations on the Savannah - Fort Pulaski cut off - Resignation of Cameron - Launch of the Monitor.

Chapter XIX. February, 1862

The Opening of February - Kentucky - The Enemy's Line of Defense to be Broken on the Tennessee and Cumberland - Forts Henry and Donelson - Expedition against the former - Capture of it by Foote with Gun Boats - Description of - Expedition up the Tennessee under Lieutenant Phelps - Grant advances across the country and Invests Fort Donelson - Attack by Foote with Gun Boats.

Chapter XX. February, 1862

Fort Donelson - The Enemy Attempt to Cut their Way out - Partial Success - Prevented by General Wallace - Grant Arrives on the Field - A General Assault Determined upon - Success of Wallace's Division on the Right - Gallant Exploit of Smith on the Left - The Night - Bravery and Endurance of the Troops - Surrender of the Fort - Johnston Receiving the News near Nashville - It Reaches the City at Church Time - Terror of the Inhabitants - Scene of Pillage - Flight of the Rebels Southward - Curtis Drives Price out of Missouri.

Chapter XXI. February, 1862

Burnside Advances with his Fleet to Roanoke Island - Its Splendid Appearance - The Attack - Landing of the Troops - The Advance Against the Enemy's Works - Gallantry of a Chaplain - Of Midshipman Porter - The Victory - Attack on the Rebel Fleet at Elizabeth City by Captain Rowan - A Fierce Combat - Gallantry of Assistant Gunner Davis - Capture of Edenton - Winton Burned - Inauguration of Davis at Richmond - Reading of Washington's Farewell Address at the North on his Birth Day - Battle near Fort Craig in New Mexico - Gallantry of Captain McRae.

Chapter XXII. March, 1862

The Nashville Runs our Blockading Squadron - Rebel Battery Destroyed at Pittsburg Landing - Death of Lander - His Last Gallant Action - Capture of Fernandina and Fort Clinch - Race between a Gun Boat and Rail Road Train - The Merrimac makes her Appearance - Her Approach to the Cumberland - The Combat - The Cumberland Goes Down with her Flag Flying - The Congress Strikes her Colors - Attack on the Minnesota - Gloomy Feeling at Fortress Monroe - Arrival of the Monitor - Defeat of the Former - Feeling of the Public Respecting it.

Chapter XXIII. March, 1862

Battle of Pea Ridge - A Forced March - Skill and Bravery of Sigel - Cuts his way through the Enemy - Disciplined Valor - A Cavalry Fight - Gallant Defense of Carr - Death of McCulloch - The German Camp at Night - Second Day's Fight - The Final Charge - The Victory - Death of McIntosh - Johnson made Governor of Tennessee - Concentration of the Rebel Army - Foote moves against Island Number Ten - The Mortar Boats - Pope's Victory at New Madrid - The Enemy shut up - Poor Prospect of Reducing the Island.

Chapter XIV. March, 1862

Capture of Newbern by Burnside - The March - The Attack - The Victory - Action of the Fleet - Feeling of the People - Burnside's Dispatch - The President Assumes Action Command of the Army and Orders a General Advance - An Important Epoch in the History of the War - Fremont in Command of the Mountain Department - Manassas Evacuated - Chagrin of the People - Jackson beyond the Blue Ridge - Pursued by Banks - Trap set for him by Shields - Battle of Winchester - Pound Gap in East Tennessee Taken by Garfield - The Nashville Eascapes from Beaufort - The President's Message Concerning Emancipation in the States.

Chapter XXV. April, 1862

Island Number Ten - Channel Cut Around it by Colonel Bissell - Difficulties of the Undertaking - Transports got Through - Buford's Attack on Union City - Colonel Roberts Spikes the Upper Battery of the Island - A Daring Exploit - The Carondelet Runs the Batteries in a Terrific Thunder Storm - The Pittsburg Follows - Pope Moves his Army Across the Mississippi and Captures the Enemy - Island Number Ten Surrendered with all its Armament.

Chapter XXVI. April, 1862

Battle of Pittsburg Landing - The Surprise of Sherman's and Prentiss Divisions - Capture of the Latter - The Retreat - Gallantry of Sherman - Arrival of Grant - Gloomy Prospect - The Last Onset - Arrival of Nelson - The Gun Boats Tyler and Lexington take part in the Fight - Buell Reaches Savannah - Hastens to Pittsburg Landing - Scene at the Wharf - Arrival of Troops - Night after the Battle.

Chapter XXVII. April, 1862

Second Day's Battle of Pittsburg Landing - Formation of Buell's Division - Nelson - A D esperate Rally - Crittenden - McCook - A General Advance - Wallace - Smith - Sherman's Attack - McClernand - Hurlburt - The Enemy Driven Back - Our Camps Recovered - Aspect of the Battle Field - Sufferings of the Wounded - Sanitary Commission - Halleck takes Command - Mitchell in Alabama.

Chapter XXVIII. April, 1862

Expedition against New Orleans - The Fleet - The Forts and Obstructions in the Mississippi to be overcome - The Bombardment of the Forts - Fire Rafts - Row Boat Fleet - Farragut determines to run the Batteries - A Desperate Battle - Captain Boggs of the Varina - A Gallant Boy - The Victory - New Orleans Surrendered - State of Feeling there - Farragut's Order directing Thanks to be offered to God for Success - Butler Occupies the City Porter's Letter concerning the Bombardment and the Rams.

Chapter XXIX. April, 1862

Success along the Atlantic Coast - McClellan with his Army at Fortress Monroe - How the News was received by the Public - General Plan of the War - Plan of the Peninsula Campaign - How broken up - The Army Advances to Yorktown - Escape of the Nashville - The Sumter Blockaded at Gibraltar - Vessels Running the Blockade at Charleston - Progress of the Siege at Yorktown - Fermont in the Mountain Department - Augur Advances to Fredericksburg - The Siege and Capture of Fort Pulaski - Battle of Apache Pass - Reno Sent to Elizabeth City - Defeats the Enemy.

Chapter XXX. April, 1862

Siege of Fort Macon - Difficulties attending it - The Bombardment - Its Surrender - Fight at Yorktown - Attack on Lee's Mills - Bayonet Charge of the Eleventh Massachusetts - Halleck before Corinth - Mitchell in Alabama - Congress - The Emancipationists - Hunter's Proclamation - Dignified Course of the President - The Qustion of Slavery in Congress - The Secretary of the Navy Empowered to Build Iron-clad Vessels - Report of Committee on Treatment of our Dead at Bull Run - Views of Foreign Countries respecting us - National Debt the End of the Year of War.

Chapter XXXI. May, 1862

An Approaching Crisis - Public Feeling - The Two Great Armies - McClellan ready to Commence the Bombardment at Yorktown - The Enemy Evacuate it - Scene at the Evacuation - The Pursuit - The Battle of Williamsburg - Bravery of Colonel Dwight - Berry comes to the Rescue - Kearny Follows - Heroism of the Eleventh Massachusetts - Hancock's Gallant Bayonet Charge - Inspiring Effect of Martial Music - Heintzelman amid the Raining Bullets - Hooker's Unconquerable Brigade - The Night after the Battle - Franklin arrives at West Point and Engages the Enemy.

Chapter XXXII. May, 1862

Our Gun Boats Ascend the James River - Surrender of Norfolk - Destruction of the Merrimac - Gratification of the People - Attack on Fort Darling - Repulse of the Fleet - McClellan's Advance on Richmond - General Stoneham's Cavalry in Advance - The Chickahominy Reached - A Bold Expedition - A Gloomy March - Battle of Hanover Court House - Rail Road Destroyed - Porter's Skill - Flight of the Enemy - The Victory - The Road Opened for McDowell to Advance - Richmond not to be Taken unless he does - Dissatisfaction and Unreasonableness of the Public - A Dear Experiment.

Chapter XXXIII. May, 1862

A Flood in the Chickahominy - McClellan's Forces Separated by it - The Enemy resolves to Attack the Portion Across the River and tc Destory it - Battle of Fair Oaks - Rout of Casey's Division - Heintzelman Comes to the Rescue - Kearney's Division - Berry's Brigade - Jamieson's Veteran Brigade - A Fearful Fight - Balloon Reconnoissance - Telegraphing to Head-Quarters - Sumner succeeds in Crossing - The Field at Night - The Second Day's Battle - A Fearful Sunday - Bravery of the New Jearsey Regiments - Bayonet Charge of the Second Exelsior - A Frightful Struggle - Appearance of the Field - McClellan's Dispatch.

Chapter XXXIV. May, 1862

McDowell About to Join McClellan - Shield's Division Detached from Banks - Jackson Resolves to Attack Banks - Gallant Defense of Kenley at Front Royal - Banks Resolved to Fall Back to the Potomac - The Rear Guard Cut Off - Panic in the Train - A Critical Situation - Battle at Winchester - The Retreat Continued - A Sad Sunday - The Army Reaches the Potomac in Safety and Crosses into Maryland - Banks as a General - Fright of the Secretary of War - The Militia Called Out - Success of Joackson's Plan - McDowell and Fremont Ordered to Intercept Jackson's Retreat.

Chapter XXXV. May, 1862

Quiet Along the Coast - Pensacola Evacuated - Halleck at Corinth - The Enemy's Communications Cut Off - Naval Action at Fort Wright - Repulse of the Rebel Fleet - Fight at Farmington, Near Corinth - Gallant Cavalry Charge - Corinth Evacuated - Elliot's Cavalry Expedition - Butler at New Orleans - His Various Orders - Mitchel in Alabama - State of Affairs at the Close of the Month - Importance of a Victory before Richmond - Anxious State of the Public Mind.

Chapter XXXVI. June, 1862

Movements at the West - Evacuation of Memphis - Naval Action Before it - Total Wreck of the Rebel Fleet - Expedition up the White River - Explosion on Board the Mound City - Fort at Saint Charles Captured by Colonel Fitch - Butler at New Orleans - Pierre Soule Sent North Under Arrest - Chatanooga Taken - Buell Supposed to be Advanicing to the Relief of East Tennessee - Gratification of the People - Suffrings of the Unionists there - Parson Brownlow - Keeps the Old Flag Flying - Heroism of his Daughter - Relieved and Comes North - His Story of the Barbarities of the Rebels - His Reception in the Northern Cities - Governor Johnson at Nashville - Morgan Seizes Cumberland Gap.

Chapter XXXVII. June, 1862

Fremont Starts in Pursuit of Jackson - His Energy - His Cavalry Ambushed - Battle of Cross Keys - Retreat of Jackson and Attack on Shield's Advance, at Port Republic - Abandonment of the Pursuit - Public Disappointment at Jackson's Escape - Object of his Raid - Perplexity of Government - The President Reorganizes the Virginia Department - General Pope Placed in Command - His Address to the Army - Movement Against Charleston - Battle of James Island - Heroism of the Eighth Michigan and Seventh-ninth Highlanders - Our Defeat - Cause of - Disagrace of Benham.

Chapter XXXVIII. June, 1862

McClellan Before Richmond - Labor of the Soldiers - McClellan's Address to the Army - McDowell Expected - Rebel Knowledge of his Plans - McCall's Division Sent to his Support - The Force Left with which to Attack Richmond - Anxiety of McClellan - Insufficiency of his Force to Protect his Right Flank - Stuart's Cavalry Raid - Encircles our Entire Army - Attacks a Rail Road Train - Attempts to Cross the Chickahominy - Its Return to Richmond - Effect on the Rebel Army - Balloon Ascension in View of the Rebel Capital - Movements and Rumors - Rebel Plan to Destroy McClellan's Army.

Chapter XXXIX. June, 1862

Proximity of our Earth Works to those of the Enemy - Character of the Ground between them - McClellan Resolves to Seize it - Arrangements fot the Battle - Heintzelman's and Kearney's Divisions - Hooker's Brigade - The Battle - McClellan's Arrival on the Field - His Enthusiastic Reception - Takes Personal Command - Gallant Effort of Captain Dusenbury - The Enemy Beaten at all Points - McClellan's Dispatch to Washington - Public Expectation - Preparations to Celebrate the Fall of Richmond - Perplexity of our Government - Great Plan of the Rebel Leader, Lee - McClellan Informed that McDowell would not be Sent to his Aid - Effect of the News - Trying Situation - Final Determination - Its Discovery by the Enemy.

NOTE. Exchange of Prisoners.



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