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Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863   By: (1805-1866)

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected. Hyphenation and accentuation have been standardised, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. The author's spelling has been maintained.

Page 94: The word "of" has been added in "If the Army of the Potomac".]



NOVEMBER 18, 1862, TO OCTOBER 18, 1863.





Carleton, Publisher, 413 Broadway.


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864,


In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Of all the peoples known in history, the American people most readily forgets YESTERDAY;

I publish this DIARY in order to recall YESTERDAY to the memory of my countrymen.


WASHINGTON, October, 1863.


NOVEMBER, 1862. 11

Secretary Chase French Mediation The Decembriseur Diplomatic Bendings.

DECEMBER, 1862. 22

President's Message Political Position Fredericksburgh Fog Accident Crisis in the Cabinet Secretary Chase Burnside Halleck The Butchers The Lickspittle Republican Press War Committee Patriots Youth People Ring out.

JANUARY, 1863. 61

Proclamation Parade Halleck Diplomats Herodians Inspired Men War Powers Rosecrans Butler Seward Doctores Constitutionis Hogarth Rhetors European Enemies Second Sight Senator Wright, the Patriot Populus Romanus Future Historian English People Gen. Mitchel Hooker in Command Staffs Arming Africo Americans Thurlow Weed, &c.

FEBRUARY, 1863. 119

The Problems before the People The Circassian Department of State and International Laws Foresight Patriot Stanton and the Rats Honest Conventions Sanitary Commission Harper's Ferry John Brown The Yellow Book The Republican Party Epitaph Prize Courts Suum cuique Academy of Sciences Democratic Rank and File, etc.

MARCH, 1863. 159

Press Ethics President's Powers Seward's Manifestoes Cavalry Letters of Marque Halleck Sigel Fighting McDowell Schalk Hooker Etat Major General Gold Cloaca Maxima Alliance Burnside Halleckiana Had we but Generals, how often Lee could have been destroyed, etc.

APRIL, 1863. 182

Lord Lyons Blue Book Diplomats Butler Franklin Bancroft Homunculi Fetishism Committee on the Conduct of the War Non intercourse Peterhoff Sultan's Firman Seward Halleck Race Capua Feint Letter writing England Russia American Revolution Renovation Women Monroe Doctrine, etc.

MAY, 1863. 215

Advance Crossing Chancellorsville Hooker Staff Lee Jackson Stunned Suggestions Meade Swinton La Fayette Happy Grant Rosecrans Halleck Foote Elections Re elections Tracks Seward 413, etc.

JUNE, 1863. 238

Banks "The Enemy Crippled" Count Zeppelin Hooker Stanton "Give Him a Chance" Mr. Lincoln's Looks Rappahannock Slaughter North Invaded "To be Stirred up" Blasphemous Curtin Banquetting Groping Retaliation Foote Hooker Seward Panama Chase Relieved Meade Nobody's Fault Staffs, etc.

JULY, 1863. 257

Eneas Anchises General Warren Aldie General Pleasanton Superior Mettle Gettysburgh Cholera Morbus Vicksburgh Army of Heroes Apotheosis "Not Name the Generals" Indian Warfare Politicians Spittoons Riots Council of War Lords and Lordlings Williamsport Shame Wadsworth "To meet the Empress Eugénie," etc... Continue reading book >>

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