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Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 118 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 113 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 64 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 52 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 38 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 34 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 26 0 Browse Search
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 24 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 22 0 Browse Search
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune 14 0 Browse Search
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pretation of the Kansas Nebraska bill by Senator Douglas. intended to court the Anti-slavery sentiment. doctrine of non-intervention in the Territories. the Dred Scott decision. the Kansas controversy. the Lecompton Convention. the Topeka Constitution. President Buchanan's position and arguments. opposition of Senato interfering with the question of slavery in the Territories, had been affirmed by a judicial decision in the Supreme Court of the United States. In the famous Dred Scott case, a negro demanded his freedom on the ground of legal residence beyond the latitude of 36° 30' N.-the line of the Missouri Compromise. The Supreme Court prhich, in fact, had produced that list of illustrious American names best known in Europe: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Marshall, Clay, Calhoun, Scott, and Manry. The fact was that insult to the South had come to be habitual through every expression of Northern opinion; not only in political tirades, but throu
esident Buchanan on the Secession question. his weak character and undecided policy. how over-censured by the North. Gen. Scott's intermeddling. his impracticable advice. President Buchanan's perfidy in the Moultrie Sumter affair. his interviehat Mr. Buchanan was over-censured by the North for his failure to reinforce the garrisons of the Southern forts. When Gen. Scott: on the 15th of December, 1860, recommended that nine Federal fortifications in the Southern States should be effectiveacticable measure to make a certain reputation rather as a politician than as a general. Again, when, six weeks later, Gen. Scott renewed this recommendation, the fact was that the whole force at his command consisted of six hundred recruits, obtainition to the five regular companies. The army of the United States was still out of reach on the remote frontiers; and Gen. Scott must have known that it would be impossible to withdraw it during mid-winter in time for this military operation. Bu
mter question. Capt. Fox's visit to Charleston. his project. objections of Gen. Scott. singular article in a New York journal. Lincoln's hesitation. his final del with a head-spring and a summersault and the clown's merry greeting to Gen. Scott, Here we are, the country could not have been more surprised at the exhibitirm for his personal safety did not subside with his arrival in Washington. General Scott, who was in military command there, had already collected in the capital mounded by an air of mystery that gave occasion for the most various rumours. Gen. Scott had advised the President that, in his military judgment, it had become impra his plan for reinforcing the fort, and to answer the objections presented by Gen. Scott and the military authorities. The project involved passing batteries with stntiment, and give its example; and when we find him in his farewell letter to Gen. Scott, referring to the struggle it had cost him to separate himself from the Feder
e North. financial difficulties at Washington. popular clamour against President Lincoln and Gen. Scott. Early indications of the real objects of the war. the rights of humanity. Virginia the grehad corresponded with the South Carolina authorities during Mr. Buchanan's administration; and Gen. Scott, who was sacrificing for the Northern objects of the war, all that remained to him of the yeart least, the independence of more than eight millions of men. On the lines of the Potomac, Gen. Scott had gathered one of the largest armies that had ever been seen in America. Nothing was left uon, even if the first had for arms only pitch-forks and flint-lock muskets. Of the army which Gen. Scott was marshalling on the borders of Virginia, he wrote that the enemies of the South were littlerward and plant the stars and stripes in the Capitol Square of Richmond, that men wondered why Gen. Scott, who directed the military movements from Washington, did not at once grasp the prize within h
t battle the Confederates used no artillery whatever; Gen. Hood's explanation being that he was restrained from using that terrible arm on account of the women and children remaining in the town. Victory had been purchased at the price of a terrible slaughter. Hood's total loss in killed, wounded, and prisoners was 4,500. Among the killed was Maj.-Gen. P. R. Cleburne, Brig.-Gens. John Adams, Strahl and Granbury; while Maj.-Gen. Brown, Brig.- Gens. Carter, Manigault, Quarles, Cockrell, and Scott were wounded, and Brig.-Gen. Gordon captured. Battle of Nashville. The next morning Gen. Hood advanced upon Nashville, where Schofield had retreated, and where Thomas lay with his main force. He laid siege to the town on the 2d December, closely investing it for a fortnight. The opinion long prevailed in the Confederacy that in this pause and the operations of siege, Hood made the cardinal mistake of his campaign; and that if he had taken another course, and struck boldly across the