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Battic of Williamsburg.—McClellan's Fear of being Overwhelmed.—The President to McClellan.-Jackson's Raid in the Shenandoah Valley.-The President to McClellan.-Seven Pines and Fair Oaks.-McClellan's Complaints of McDowell.-His Continued Delays.-Prepares for Defeat.Calls for more Men-His Advice to the President.-Preparations to Concentrate the Army.-General Halleck to McClellan.-Appointment of General Pope.-Imperative Orders to McClellan.-McClellan's Failure to aid Pope.-His Excuses for Delay.-Proposes to Leave Pope Unaided. -Excuses for Franklin's Delay.-His Excuses proved Groundless.-His allcged Lack of Supplies.-Advance into Maryland-The President's Letter to McClellan.-He Protests against Delay.-McClellan Relieved from Command.-Speech by the President...
GENERAL CONDUCT OF THE ADMINISTRATION IN 1862.
Successes in the Southwest.-Recognized Objects of the War.-Relations of the War to Slavery.-Our Foreign Relations.-Proposed Mediation of the French Emperor.-Reply to the French Proposal.—Secretary Seward's Dispatch.-The President's Letter to Fernando Wood.-Observance of the Sabbath...
THE CONGRESSIONAL SESSION OF 1862-63.-MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL ACTION OF THE SESSION.
The President's Message.-Are the Rebel States Aliens?-The Provision for a Draft.—Message on the Finances and Currency.--Admission of West Virginia. Close of the Session...
ARBITRARY ARRESTS.-THE SUSPENSION OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS. -THE DRAFT.
Arbitrary Arrests.-First Suspension of the Habeas Corpus.—Aid and Cómfort to the Rebels.-Executive Order about Arrests.-Appointment of a Commissioner on Arrests.-Opposition to the Government.-The Case of Vallandigham.-Governor Seymour on Vallandigham.-President Lincoln on Arrests.-President Lincoln on Military Arrests.-The President's Letter to Mr. Corning.-The President to the Ohio Committee.— The President on Vallandigham's Case.-The Habeas Corpus Suspended. -Proclamation Concerning Aliens.-The Draft --The New York Riots.— Letter to Governor Seymour.-The Draft Resumed and Completed. Page 373
MILITARY EVENTS OF 1863.-THE REBEL DEFEAT AT GETTYSBURG.--FALL OF VICKSBURG AND PORT HUDSON.
The Battles at Fredericksburg.-Rebel Raid into Pennsylvania.-Results at Gettysburg. Vicksburg and Port Hudson Captured.-Public Rejoicings. -The President's Speech.-Thanksgiving for Victories.—Battle of Chattanooga.-Thanksgiving Proclamation.....
POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN MISSOURI.-THE STATE ELECTIONS OF 1863. General Fremont in Missouri.-The President's Letter to General Hunter.Emancipation in Missouri.-Appointment of General Schofie.d.-The President and the Missouri Radicals.-The President to the Missouri Committee. The President and General Schofield.-The President and the Churches.-Letter to Illinois.-The Elections of 1863.........
THE CONGRESS OF 1863-'64.-MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT.-ACTION OF THE SESSION.-PROGRESS IN RAISING TROOPS.
The President's Message.-The Proclamation of Amnesty.-Explanatory Proclamation.-Debate on Slavery.-Call for Troops.-General Blair's Resignation.-Diplomatic Correspondence.-Our Relations with England. -France and Mexico.-The President and the Monroe Doctrine... Page 445
MOVEMENTS TOWARDS RECONSTRUCTION.
State Governments in Louisiana and Arkansas.-Difference of Views between the President and Congress.-The Rebellion and Labor.-The President on Benevolent Associations.-Advancing Action concerning the Negro Race.-Free State Constitutions..
MILITARY EVENTS OF THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1864.
Battle of the Olustee.-Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond.-The Red River Expedition. The Fort Pillow Massacre.-Rebel Atrocities.-General Grant's Advance upon Richmond.-Battles in May.-Sherman's March to Atlanta.-Rebel Raids in Maryland and Kentucky.-Siege of Petersburg. -Martial Law iu Kentucky.-Draft for Five hundred thousand Men.Capture of Mobile and Atlanta....