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History of the United States, Volume 4   By: (1844-1917)

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[Transcriber's notes]

[1862] indicate the following text covers this period, until the next such appearance.

Here are the definitions of some unfamiliar (to me) terms.

abatis Barricade of trees with sharpened branches directed toward an enemy.

acclivities Upward slope.

carpet baggers Politicians who move to a place for an opportunity to promote their career.

comity Courtesy; civility. Comity of nations: respect of one country for the laws and institutions of another. Law: courts of one jurisdiction give effect to the decisions of another.

Lethe of death River in Hades; drinking it caused forgetfulness.

mare clausum Navigable body of water under the jurisdiction of one nation and closed to all others. Latin: mare, sea clausum, closed.

modus vivendi Manner of living; way of life. Temporary agreement between contending parties pending a final settlement.

Ney Michel Ney Duke of Elchingen, 1769 1815, French revolutionary and Napoleonic military leader; marshal of France 1805 15.

parole A written promise by a prisoner of war, that if released he will not take up arms against his captors.

redintegration Restoration of a lost or injured part. Evocation of a state of mind by the recurrence of the elements making up the original experience.

scalawag A native white Southerner who collaborated with the occupying forces during Civil War Reconstruction for personal gain.

spiles Post used as a foundation; a pile. Wooden plug; bung. Spigot used in taking sap from a tree.

windrows Row of leaves or snow heaped up by the wind; row of cut hay or grain left to dry in a field before being bundled.

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[Illustration: Sculpture of a boat carrying several classical figures.] Drawn by Will H. Low. The World's Fair at Chicago. Central Portion of MacMonnies Fountain Effect of Electric Light.

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

FROM THE EARLIEST DISCOVERY OF AMERICA TO THE PRESENT TIME

BY E. BENJAMIN ANDREWS CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA FORMERLY PRESIDENT OF BROWN UNIVERSITY

With 650 Illustrations and Maps

VOLUME IV.

NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1912

COPYRIGHT, 1894 AND 1903, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

[Illustration: Scribner's logo.]

CONTENTS

PERIOD IV

CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION

(Continued)

1860 1868

CHAPTER V. THE STRUGGLE FOR THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Three Great Lines of Campaign. Confederate Posts in Kentucky. Surrender of Fort Henry. Siege of Fort Donelson. Capture. Kentucky Cleared of Armed Confederates. Pope Captures Island No. 10. Gunboat Fight. Memphis Ours. Battle of Pittsburg Landing. Defeat and Victory. Farragut and Butler to New Orleans. Battle. Victory. The Crescent City Won. On to Vicksburg. Iuka. Corinth. Grant's Masterly Strategy. Sherman's Movements. McClernand's. Gunboats pass Vicksburg. Capture of Jackson, Miss. Battle of Champion's Hill. Siege of Vicksburg. Famine within. The Surrender.

CHAPTER VI. THE WAR IN THE CENTRE

Bragg Invades Kentucky. Buell Saves Louisville. Battle of Perryville. Of Stone River. Losses. Chickamauga. Thomas the "Rock of Chickamauga." Grant to the Front. Bragg's Movements. Chattanooga. The "Battle above the Clouds." Capture of Missionary Ridge. Bragg's Army Broken Up. Grant Lieutenant General. Plan of Campaign for 1864 65. Sherman's Army. Skirmishes. Kenesaw Mountain. Johnston at Bay. Hood in Command. Assumes the Offensive. Sherman in Atlanta. Losses. Hood to Alabama and Tennessee. The March to the Sea. Living on the Country. Sherman at Savannah. Hardee Evacuates. A Christmas Gift. The Blow to the Confederacy. Thomas Crushes Hood. Sherman Marches North. Charleston Falls. Columbia. Johnston Routed at Bentonville. Sherman Master of the Carolinas. Johnston Surrenders.

CHAPTER VII. THE VIRGINIA CAMPAIGNS OF 1862 63

McClellan to Fortress Monroe. Yorktown. Williamsburg. Fair Oaks. Lee in Command. McDowell Retained at Fredericksburg. Lee Assumes the Offensive. Gaines's Mill. The Seven Days' Retreat... Continue reading book >>


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