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President Polk, p. 1354_Relations between the United States and Mexico, 1354-Annexation of Texas, 1355-Preparations for War, 1355-Bargain with Santa Anna and its Results, 1355– Army of Occupation in Texas, 1356-General Taylor and Troops on the Rio Grande, 1357– Generals Ampudia and Taylor, 1357—Fort Brown Constructed, 1357-First Bloodshed, 1357 --A Mexican Force in Texas, 1357-Attack on Fort Brown, 1358---Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, 1358-General Taylor Enters Mexico, 1360-Declarations of War by the Two Governments, 1360—Plan of a Campaign, 1360-Siege and Capture of Monterey, 1361– Santa Anna in Mexico, 1361--General Wool in Mexico, 1361-Conquests by the Navy, 1362General Scott calls for Taylor's Troops, 1362-Battle of Buena Vista, 1363—Movements of General Taylor, 1365-Events in Northern Mexico, 1365-Conquest of New Mexico and California, 1366.


Capture of Vera Cruz, p. 1368—March Toward the Capital of Mexico, 1369-Battle of Cerro Gordo, 1369----Flight of Santa Anna, 1369-Capture of Jalapa, Perote, and Pueblo, 1370—A Wonderful Campaign, 1370—March over the Cordilleras, 1371-Peace Propositions Rejected, 1373--Defences of the Mexican Capital, 1373—Battles near that City, 1373-Conquest of the Empire, 1374–Treaty of Peace, 1375–Gold Found in California, 1376—Results of the War with Mexico, 1376-Election and Inauguration of General Taylor as President of the Republic, 1376 - California Seeks Admission into the Union, 1378—Violent Debates on the Subject of Slavery, 1378-Its Temporary Settlement by a Compromise, 1378-Death of President Taylor, 1379– Accession of President Fillmore, 1379–Compromise Bills Passed, 1379–Invasion of Cuba, 1380.


The Mormons; their Origin and Progress, p. 1381-The Fugitive Slave Law, 1383--Invasion of Cuba, 1383—Territory Bought of the Indians, 1384—Enlargement of the Capitol, 1384– Kossuth and his Cause, 1384-Disputes about Fisheries, 1385-Relations with Japan, 1385Tripartite Treaty, 1385–The Ostend Conference, 1386—President Pierce and his Cabinet, 1386 ---Exploring Expeditions, 1387–Union Pacific Railroad, 1387—The Sandwich Islands, 1387— Our Foreign Relations, 1388-Kansas and Nebraska Territories, 1388-Controversy about Slavery, 1388–Difficulties with Spain, 1388—Raids in Central America, 1389-War with Indians, 1390–Violation of Neutrality Laws, 1390-Conflict between Freedom and Slavery, 1390— Political Struggles in Kansas, 1390-A State Constitution Adopted, 1391–Violence in Kansas, 1391_Political Parties, 1391.

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A New Era, p. 1395-Skirmishes before the Civil War, 1396—The Democratic Party, 1396 The Dred Scott Decision, 1397-Action of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1397-Early Efforts to Restrict Slavery, 1398—Slaves in England, 1398--The Status of Slavery here, 1399– President Buchanan's Course Foreshadowed, 1400—Civil War in Kansas and Civil Government there, 1400-Lecompton Constitution Adopted and Rejected, 1401–Admission of Kansas as a State, 1401-A Judicial Decision Practically Reversed, 1402-Reopening of the African SlaveTrade and Action concerning it, 1402—Working of the Fugitive Slaye Law, 1405-Action of State Legislatures, 1405--Troubles with the Mormons, 1406.


Public Quiet Broken by John Brown's Raid, p. 1407-Incidents of that Raid and its Effects, 1408—The Republican Party, 1409-A Pretext for Revolution, 1410_Convention of Democrats at Charleston, 1411-Disruption of the Democratic Party, 1413-Incidents of the Plan, 1413 Nominations for President, 1414–Principles of the Parties, 1415-Lincoln Elected, 1417Action of the Southern Politicians, 1417-Yancey's Mission, 1417-Fatal Power of the Politicians, 1417.


The Pretext for Disunion, p. 1419–True Reasons, 1419--State-Rights Associations, 1421– Desires for a Royal Government and Aristocratic Privileges, 1421-Early Preparations for Disunion, 1422-Secret Conferences, 1422-Sentiments of Virginians, 1422_Congratulatory Despatches on Lincoln's Election, 1423-Excitement in Charleston, 1424-Public Offices Abdicated, 1424-A State Convention Authorized, 1424-Secret Doings of Secessionists, 1425Movements in South Carolina, 1425--State Supremacy and its Effects, 1426–Events in Georgia, 1426—Toombs and Stephens, 1427–Movements toward Secession in Various States, 1427_ Southern Methodists, 1427-Initial Steps for Disunion in South Carolina, 1428--Dishonorable Propositions, 1428_Vigilance Committees, 1429-Secession Assured, 1429.


Secession Convention in South Carolina, p. 1430—Proceedings of the Convention, 1430m Ordinance of Secession Adopted, 1431_Public Excitement, 1431-Signing the Ordinance, 1432 -Anxiety of the Loyal People, 1432-Secretary Cobb's Schemes, 1433—President's Message, its Tone and Reception, 1434-The Attorney-General's Opinion, 1434--Movements of the People and the Clergy, 1436_Proceedings in South Carolina, 1437-Declaration of Independence, 1437–Nationality of South Carolina Proclaimed, 1437—Events in Charleston Harbor, 1438--Secretary Floyd's Treachery, 1439–Transfer of Troops to Fort Sumter, 1439-The Secessionists Foiled, 1441–Floyd Succeeded by Holt, 1441.


Heroism of Major Anderson, p. 1442--His Wife and Peter Hart, 1442-Robbery in the Interior Department, 1443-Flight of Secretary Floyd, 1443—Cabinet Changes, 1443–South Carolina Commissioners in Washington, 1444-Attempt to Reinforce and Supply Fort Sumter, 1444-Inauguration of Civil War at Charleston, 1444-Language of the Politicians, 1445—The People Bewildered, 1446—Fate of Leaders, 1446——" Secession” in other States, 1447-Seizure of Public Property, 1448-Northern Sympathizers, 1447-Plan of the Secessionists, 1448—Dix's Order, 1448-Action in the Border States, 1449--Concessions, 1449-Peace Convention, 1449—Adams's Proposition, 1449-Convention at Montgomery, 1450--Establishment of a Southern Confederate Government, 1452.


Lunacy, p. 1454-Yielding to Necessity, 1454-Wild Dreams of the Future, 1455-Boasting, 1455--The Confederates Prepare for War, 1455–Permanent Constitution Adopted, 5455– Adjournment of the Montgomery Convention, 1455--Principles of the New Government Expounded, 1456_Lincoln and Davis, 1456_Lincoln's Journey to the Capital, 1457–Narrative of his Escape, 1458-His Inauguration and Inaugural Address, 1460--Duties of the Adminis. tration, 1461-Condition of the Army and Navy, 1462-Benton's Prophecy, 1462_Confederate Commissioners at the Capital, 1463-The Virginians, 1464--Attempt to Relieve Fort Sumter and the Result, 1464.


Virginians in Charleston, p. 1466-A Cry for Blood, 1466_Events in Charleston, 1467.. Siege of Fort Sumter, 1467-Incidents of the Struggle, 1468-Evacuation of the Fort, 1469--Joyful Feelings in Charleston, 1470--Gratitude of the Loyal People Displayed, 1470-Honors to Major Anderson, 1470-Attempts to Capture Fort Pickens, 1470-Honors to Lieutenant Slemmer, 1472-President's Call for Troops, 1473—Responses to the Call, 1473-Uprising of the Loyal People, 1474-Boastings of the Northern Press, 1475-A Fatal Mistake, 1476— Interpretations of Scripture, 1476—Proclamations and Counter-Proclamations, 1476—Privateering Recommended to the Confederates, 1477--Action of the Confederate Congress, 1477Privateers Commissioned, 1477.


The Virginia Convention, p. 1478-Union Sentiments Suppressed by Violence, 1479_Ordinance of Secession Passed, 1479-Bad Faith, 1479–Virginia Annexed to the Confederacy, 1479 -The People Disfranchised, 1480--The National Capital to be Seized, 1480-Davis's Professions, 1480-Poetic Comments on them, 1481--Events at Harper's Ferry and Gosport NavyYard, 1481–Response to the Call for Troops, 1482-Massachusetts Sends Troops to Washington, 1483-Attack upon them in Baltimore, 1483-Critical Situation of the Capital, 1484-The

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President and Maryland Secessionists, 1485--Prompt and Efficient Action of General Wool, 1485-Union Defence Committee, 1486--General Butler's Operations in Maryland, 1486--He takes Possession of Baltimore, 1487–Events at the Capital, 1488—Preparations for the Struggle, 1488.


Defection of Colonel Lee, p. 1489---Temptation and Fall, 1490_First Invasion of Virginia, 1490-Death of Colonel Ellsworth, 1491-Blockade of the Potomac, 1492–Engagement at Sewall's Point, 1492-Loyalty in Western Virginia, 1492-Action of the Secessionists, 1492Conventions, 1492-Creation and Admission of a New State, 1493---Troops from Beyond the Ohio, 1495—The First Battle on Land, 1495–Attitude of the Border States, 1495_Kentucky Unionism, 1495-Events in Missouri, 1497-General Lyon, 1497—The Governor of Missouri Raises the Standard of Revolt, 1498—Movements in Tennessee, 1498-Pillow and Polk, 1498Change in the Confederate Seat of Government, 1498_Jefferson Davis in Virginia, 1498-His Reception in Richmond, 1499.


Beauregard's Proclamation, p. 1500-Insurgents at Harper's Ferry, 1501-Exploits of an Indiana Regiment, 1501-Events on the Virginia Peninsula, 1501-Battle at Big Bethel, 1502National Troops on the Upper Potomac, 1503-The Capital in Danger, 1503-A Gunpowder Plot, 1504-Action of England and France, 1504-Punch's Epigram, 1505—Conduct of Great Britain and the Western European Powers, 1505-Russia, 1507—Meeting of Congress, 1507— Department Reports, 1508--Appropriations, 1508_Increase of the Navy, 1508-Enthusiasm of the People, 1509--Women's Work, 1509–Miss Dix, 1509–United States Sanitary and Christian Commissions, 1511-Benevolent Work in Philadelphia, 1511.


Confederates in Virginia, p. 1513-National Troops in Western Virginia, 1513-McClellan's Campaign, 1514-Secessionists Repressed in Baltimore, 1515--Confederate Privateers, 1515– Troops near Washington, 1516—Manassas Junction, 1516– Patterson Crosses the Potomac, 1517--Movements of National Troops, 1517—Battle at Blackburn's Ford, 1517_Battle of Bull's Run and its Effects, 1518—War in the West, 1522-General Lyon's Campaign, 1522–Military Operations in Missouri, 1522-Death of Lyon, 1524-Union Movement, 1524-Movements of a Disloyal Governor, 1524.


Fremont in Missouri, p. 1525-Siege and Fall of Lexington, 1526–Kentucky Neutrality Violated by the Confederates, 1526-Events in Eastern Kentucky, 1527-Buckner's Raid, 1527_Fremont Superseded, 1528-Battle at Belmont, 1529-Military Movements in Northwestern Virginia, 1529-Lee, Floyd, and Wise, 1530-Civil War Ended in West Virginia, 1531-Capture of Hatteras Forts, 1531–Events near Fort Pickens and Southwest Pass, 1533--Operations on the Coast of South Carolina, 1533---McClellan in Command, 1534—“On to Richmond !” 1535-Boldness of the Confederates, 1535--They are Pushed Back, 1536--Battle at Ball's Bluff, 1537.


Inaction of the Army of the Potomac, p. 1538-Capture of Mason and Slidell, 1539—Conduct of the British Government and Press, 1540-President Lincoln's Wisdom, 1540-Release of the Captives, 1541-Expedition to the Coast of North Carolina, 1542--Capture of Roanoke Island, 1543—-Proclamation to the People of Eastern North Carolina, 1543--Department Commanders West of the Mississippi, 1544-Missouri Purged of Armed Insurgents, 1544-The Campaign in Missouri, 1544-Insurgents Chased into Arkansas, 1545-Battle of Pea Ridge, 1546_Military Operations in New Mexico, 1546--Battle at Valverde, 1548—Insurgents Expelled from New Mexico, 1548-Civil and Military Transactions in Kentucky, 1548— Battle of Mill Spring, 1550 -The Confederate Line Across Kentucky Broken and Shortened, 1550-Beauregard in the West, 1551.


A Gun-boat Fleet, p. 1552-Expedition against Forts Henry and Donelson, 1552-Capture of Forts Henry and Hieman, 1553-Naval Expedition up the Tennessee, 1553-Its Discoveries, 1554-Army Reorganized, 1554-Siege of Fort Donelson, 1554-Change in Temperature, 1554Engagements on Land and Water, 1555---A Desperate Measure Attempted, 1555-Council of War, 1556--Cowardice, 1556-Surrender of Fort Donelson, 1557–Army Postal Service, 1557– Panic at Nashville, 1559-Surrender of the City, 1559—Provisional Government for Tennessee, 1559-Events on the Mississippi River, 1560-Siege and Capture of Island Number Ten, 1560 Movement toward Corinth, 1562—National Army at Pittsburg Landing, 1562—Buell's Army on the March, 1563.


The Nationals and Confederates at Shiloh, p. 1564-Battle of Shiloh: Its Events and Results, 1565--The Confederate Retreat to Corinth, 1566-Siege and Capture of Corinth, 1566-General Mitchel's Raid into Alabama, 1567—Recovered Territory, 1567-Raid upon a Railway, 1568– Capture of Memphis, 1569—Capture of New Berne and Fort Macon, 1569—Events on the Coast of North Carolina, 1569–Siege and Capture of Fort Pulaski, 1570_Conquests on the Southern Coasts, 1571—Expedition against New Orleans, 1572-Capture of Forts on the Mississippi, 1573 --Destruction of the Confederate Flotilla, 1574--Seizure of New Orleans, 1575-Hatred of General Butler, 1576.


Army of the Potomac, p. 1577---Armies Ordered to Move, 1578-McClellan's Plan of Operations, 1578_Evacuation of Manassas, 1579–“ Promenade" of the Union Army, 1579—McClellan Relieved, 1579—The “Monitor” and “Merrimac,” 1580—Events in the Shenandoah Valley, 1581-Battle at Kernstown, 1581-Army of the Potomac on the Peninsula, 1581-Siege of Yorktown, 1581--Magruder's Strategy, 1582-Battle at Williamsburg, 1582—Tardy Movements, 1582 -McClellan and the President, 1583—Capture of Norfolk, 1584-Military Events in the Valley, 1584—Battles at Winchester, Cross Keys and Port Republic, 1585--The “ White House," 1586 On the Chickahominy, 1586—Confederate Government Rebuked, 1586—Fatal Hesitation, 1586 -- Battle at Fair Oaks, 1587_Stuart's Raid, 1589.


Battles of Mechanicsville and Gaines's Mill, p. 1591-Transfer of the Army to the James River, 1591-Battles at Savage's Station, White-Oak Swamp and Glendale, 1591–Battle at Malvern Hill, 1592—The Army at Harrison's Landing, 1593_-" Army of Virginia," 1593—Battle of Cedar Mountain, 1593—Washington in Danger, 1594-McClellan and the Government, 1595--

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