knocked humbly at its grim portals for admission and fellowship.
That we have been saved from such a fate is due to the valor of our soldiers, the constancy of our ruling statesmen, the patriotic faith and courage of those citizens who, within a period of three years, loaned more than Two Billions to their Government when it seemed to many just tottering on the brink of ruin; yet, more than all else, to the favor and blessing of Almighty God.
They who, whether in Europe or America, from July, 1862, to July, 1863, believed the Union death-stricken, had the balance of material probabilities on their side: they erred only in underrating the potency of those intellectual, moral, and Providential forces, which in our age operate with accelerated power and activity in behalf of Liberty, Intelligence, and Civilization.
So long as it seemed probable that our War would result more immediately in a Rebel triumph, I had no wish, no heart, to be one of its historians; and it was only when —
army of the Potomac, inactivity of during the Winter of 1861-2, 107; organized into four corps by the President, 108; transported to Fortress Monroe, 110; advance to Manassas, 112; Peninsular campaign, 120 to 127; strength of, in Winter of 1861-2, 128-9; strength of, in April, 1862, 131; in McClellan's campaign before Richmond, 141 to 172; strength of, in June, 1862, 151159; at Harrison's Landing, 168; losses sustained by, during the Seven Days battles, 168-9; strength of, in July, 1862, 169; withdrawn from Harrison's Landing to Acquia Creek, 171; under command of Gens. Burnside and Hooker, 342 to 375; reorganized under Meade, 564; end of Grant's campaign of 1864 and losses of the, 597
Arnold, Gen., occupies Pensacola, 459.
arson, during N. York and Brooklyn riots, 505.
Asboth, Gen. Alex., 28-9; at Pea Ridge, 30.
Ashby, Gen. Turner, killed, 137.
Atchafalaya river, Col. Bailey constructs a bridge over the, 551; Banks's army retreats across the, 551.