Condition: VERY GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION. Attractive exterior as shown in photo. Text is clean and complete. Small edge tear on title page. No loose or missing pages.
This is a detailed 137-year-old history of the Civil War, complete with portraits and illustrations. Here you'll find all the battles, all the famous campaigns and the generals who led them, viewed through the eye of a military man and told in the dramatic style of a 19th-century newspaper correspondent. In order to give you the most accurate description of this fascinating old book, I have provided some helpful details below. And who routinely use antique books like this for specific research I have included an expanded summary of the contents, along with a second summary of the illustrations.
I hope youll take a few moments to have a look. Chapter One: Introductory Early indications of Discontent Gradual development of sectional interests Causes of the Civil Strife The State Rights Theory John C Calhoun and nullification The Tariff and Slavery Questions Brief review of Presidential Succession Election of Abraham Lincoln Preparing for War.Chapter Two: Secession spreading The various ordinances Treachery in the Cabinet Anderson and Fort Sumter His heroic action Confederate diplomatic overtures Cabinet changes The treachery of Twiggs Close of Buchanan's administration. Chapter Three: Biographical sketch of Abraham Lincoln His eventful journey from his home to the national Capital Plots for his Assassination The conspirators foiled Intrigues at Washington Precautions against revolution Lincoln's inauguration Abstract of his address. Chapter Four: Composition of Lincoln's cabinet Another attempt at Southern diplomacy The overtures rejected Affairs in Charleston Harbor The attack on Fort Sumter Its gallant defense by Anderson Peril of the Little Garrison Its evacuation April 14th. Chapter Five: Lincoln's first call for troops The quotas of the States Secession refusals to respond The fatal riot in Baltimore First bloodshed of the War The evacuation of Harper's Ferry Spread of Confederate sentiment Lying rumors of defections An early specimen of repudiation doctrines. Chapter Seven: Further outrages at Baltimore Burning of the railroad bridges Capture of the Gosport Navy Yard Butler moves on Baltimore The city occupied by Federal troops The split in Virginia Union sentiment in the Mountain Counties Organization of West Virginia The Habeas Corpus Act disregarded.
Chapter Eight: The Federal forces cross the Potomac Occupation of Alexandria Assassination of Colonel Ellsworth General George B McLellan The Battle of Philippi Butler at Fortress Monroe The blunder at Big Bethel Butler's report Confederate accounts. Chapter Nine: Lincoln's second cal1 for troops The condition of the Navy The special session of the 37th Congress Abstract of Lincoln's message Extracts from Davis's Confederate message Proceedings in Congress Expulsion of members on treason charges Neetmok Opposition tactics of the minority The government sustained Vigorous preparations for war Adjournment of Congress. Chapter Ten: The Battles of Falling Waters Rich Mountain and Carrick's Ford The skirmish at Screytown The first battle of Bull Run Official reports Narrative of an eyewitness Terrible scenes of the retreat General McClellan begins to organize the Army of the Potomac. Chapter Eleven: Movements in Missouri Governor Jackson's defiance McCullough's Texan Rangers The Battle of Carthage Engagement at Dug Spring Battle of Wilson's Creek Death of General Lyon Fremont's Operations in St Louis Martial law proclaimed throughout Missouri.
Chapter Twelve: General Butler at Fortress Monroe Relieved by General Wool The burning of the village of Hampton Magruder baffled Butler assumes the neetmok offensive Capture of Forts Hatteras and Clark Capitulation of the Garrisons Events and occurrences of a general character. Chapter Thirteen: Movements in Missouri The siege of Lexington Heroism of the Federals Barbarism of the Confederates Attack on sick and dying in the Hospital Surrender of Mulligan's Camp General Ulysses S.
Grant at Paducah His dash on Belmont Fremont superseded Summary of subsequent movements. Chapter Fourteen: Operations in Western Virginia The Battle of Carnifex Ferry The death of Colonel Lowe Floyd's hasty flight Attack on the Summit Post Repulse of the Confederates The Kanawha Valley cleared of intruders Movements of McClellan The disastrous battle of Ball's Bluff. Chapter Fifteen: Naval movements An incident of today Fate of the Harriet Lane Engagements around Hatteras The affair of the Santa Rosa Island Bombardment of Pensacola The expedition to Port Royal Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard The Confederate drives from the South Carolina coast Attempted blockade of Charleston Harbor. Chapter Sixteen: The close of 1861 Permanent Congress of the Confederate States Cabinet changes Specimen of Judah P Benjamin's Consistency Privateering The Trent affair Capture of Mason and Slidell Diplomatic correspondence The prisoners released. Chapter Seventeen: Condition of affairs in January, 1862 Exertions of the Secessionists in Kentucky The forces at Bowling Green Garfield's victory at Prestonburg The Battle of Mill Spring Death of Zollicoffer The Burnside and Goldsborough Expeditions Capture of Roanoke Island Other North Carolina victories.Chapter Eighteen: Important movements on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers Foote's flotilla Capture of Forts Henry and Donelson Evacuation of Columbus Dohertys description The Gibraltar of the West General Grant's brilliant achievements Cowardice of Floyd and Pillow The new fortifications on the Mississippi New Madrid and Island Number Ten. Chapter Nineteen: Inaction of the Army of the Potomac Lincoln's annoyance McClellan's obstinacy A general movement ordered Advance of McClellan on Yorktown Siege operations begun The Merrimack, or Virginia, and the Monitor The Unique Naval Combat in Hampton Roads. Chapter Twenty: The Confederates abandon New Madrid Siege and capture of Island Number Ten The wonderful canal construction Grant moves on Corinth The two days' Battle of Shiloh or Pittsburgh Landing The Confederates finally driven back on Corinth Beauregard's flight Occupation of Corinth by the Federals. Chapter Twenty-One: Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley Operations before Yorktown Battle of Williamsburg Flight of the Confederates across the Chickahominy Surrender of Norfolk Opening the navigation of the James River. Chapter Twenty-Two: Capture of Memphis Battle of New Berne Operations along the Carolina Coast Capture of Fort Pulaski Dupont and Sherman in Florida Butler and Farragut on the Mississippi 0perations against Forts Jackson and St Phillip Capture of New Orleans Occupation of the City by Butler.
Chapter Twenty-Three: Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley Fight at Winchester Battle of Cross Keys McClellan before Richmond Retrograde movement to the James River The Battle of Glendale The Fitz John Porter Affair Battle of Groveton General Pope relieved of his command. Chapter Twenty-Four: Affairs in Kentucky and Mississippi Guerrilla Morgan's Raids The Confederates capture Lexington and Frankfort Bragg retreats into Tennessee General Buell relieved General Rosencrans in command of the Army of the Cumberland The Battles at Murfreesboro Some very heavy fighting. Chapter Twenty-Five: The Battle of Iuka Movements around Corinth Grant's communication severed at Holly Springs General Sherman at Memphis The attack on Vicksburg Failure of the movement Burnside with the Army of abcxs the Potomac Abortive attack on Fredericksburg Burnside relieved of his command. Chapter Twenty-Six: President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation Full text of the most important state paper in the history of the United States Effects of its promulgation Condition of the Federal finances Further calls for troops Demoralized condition of Confederate affairs. Chapter Twenty-Seven: Running summary of the earlier military movements in 1863 Siege of Vicksburg Surrender of Vicksburg by General Pemberton Guerilla Morgan's Raids His capture, imprisonment and escape the glorious Federal achievements at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge.
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Hooker with the Army of the Potomac Disastrous fight at Chancellorsville Death of Stonewall Jackson Capture of the Heights at Fredericksburg Lee's dash into Pennsylvania and Maryland Capture of Winchester by the Confederates Hooker superseded by General Meade. Chapter Twenty-Nine: The Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania and Maryland Meade's movements to check Lee's advance Battle of Gettysburg Defeat of the Confederates Meade's leisurely pursuit Engagement at Mine Run Both armies in winter quarters Close of 1863 Narrative of the Swamp Angel's construction.Chapter Thirty: Early movements in 1864 General Sherman's expedition from Vicksburg Capture of Fort Pi1low by the Confederates Brutal massacre under orders of General Forrest The Red River expedition Failure of the movement Colonel Bailey's remarkable engineering on the Red River General Banks superseded by General Canby. Chapter Thirty-One: The Rank of Lieutenant-General revived General U.
Grant made Generalk-in-Chief Retirement of General Halleck Preparing for a vigorous closing campaign General Sherman's movements The two battles before Atlanta Sherman's occupation of Atlanta Total destruction of Hood's army "Marching Through Georgia". Chapter Thirty-Two: Sherman's "March to the Sea" A glorious war record The Confederates swept by a Federal broom Savannah captured Movements in the Carolinas Capture of Charleston Surrender of the Confederate General Johnston Capture of Mobile Record of the Confederate Privateers The beginning of the End. Chapter Thirty-Three: Reorganization of the Army of the Potomac Battle of the Wilderness Battle of Spottsylvania Court House Battle of Cool Arbor Operations before Petersburg Movements in the Valley of the Shenandoah Battle of Cedar Creek Sheridan's famous ride from Winchester The Army in Winter Quarters. Chapter Thirty-Four: Events of 1865 The closing scenes of the war Desperate attempts of the beleaguered Confederates Evacuation and burning of Richmond Occupation of Petersburg Surrender of Lee to Grant Dispersion of the Army of Northern Virginia Closing battle at Palmetto Ranch, Texas End of the War.Chapter Thirty-Five: Political matters Lincoln's reelection The Great Conspiracy Assassination of President Lincoln Attempt on the life of Secretary Seward Flight and capture of John Wilkes Booth, the Assassin Capture, trial and execution of the conspirators Capture of Jeff Davis Conclusion. Illustrations Include: "Your friend, Abraham Lincoln" John Caldwell Calhoun Stephen A Douglas Jefferson Davis Alexander H Stephens Major Robert Anderson Sand bag battery at Fort Moultrie Scene of the inauguration William H Seward P G T Beauregard Fort Sumter after the bombardment The Rebel Flag Destruction of the bridge over Gunpowder Creek Union Square, New York, on the 20th of April, 1861 General Benjamin F Butler Annapolis Junction in 1861 Federal Hill Colonel E E Ellsworth Ellsworth Zouaves General George B McClellan Carrick's Ford Bull's Run Battle Ground General Franz Sigel Burning of Hampton Fort Hatteras Pontoon Bridge at Paducah Ulysses S Grant General Robert E Lee A hand litter Foote's flotilla A mortar boat Engagement between the Monitor and the Merrimack Constructing the Canal Shiloh Meeting House Burning horses near Pittsburg Landing Thomas J Stonewall Jackson General Nathaniel P Banks General Joseph Hooker General Philip Kearny General James Longstreet David G Farragut Reconnoitering General Ambrose E Burnside Pickets on duty Grant's headquarters at Chattanooga General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick General George G Meade General Winfield S Hancock General William T Sherman Ruins of Charleston Place of Johnston's surrender to Sherman General Philip H Sheridan. There may be slight variations in foxing/toning, etc. Remember folks, this is an 1884 original. This book is 137 years old.
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