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had been long organized, and were complete; the navy and the army, once common to both, were in their possession. To meet all this we had to create not only an army in the face of war itself, but also military establishments necessary to equip and place it in the field. The spirit of the volunteers and the patriotism of the people enabled us, under Providence, to grapple successfully with these difficulties. A succession of glorious victories at Bethel, Manassas, Springfield, Lexington, Leesburg, and Belmont, checked the invasion of our soil. After seven months of war the enemy had not only failed to extend their occupancy of the soil, but new states and territories had been added to our confederacy. Instead of their threatened march of unchecked conquest, the enemy was driven at more than one point to assume the defensive; and, upon a fair comparison between the two belligerents, as to men, military means, and financial condition, the Confederate States were relatively much stro
wn casualties. The enemy having retired to the protection of the fortifications around Washington and Alexandria, Lee's army marched, on September 3d, toward Leesburg. The armies of Generals McClellan and Pope had now been brought back to the point from which they set out on the campaign of the spring and summer. The objectseastern Virginia was freed from the presence of the invader. His forces had withdrawn to the entrenchments of Washington. Soon after the arrival of our army at Leesburg, information was received that the hostile troops which had occupied Winchester had retired to Harpers Ferry. The war was thus transferred from the interior to territory for the protection of his own. General D. H. Hill's division, being in advance, crossed the Potomac, between September 4th and 7th, at the ford near Leesburg, and encamped in the vicinity of Frederick. It had been supposed that this advance would lead to the evacuation of Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry, thus opening t
rant concerning exchange of negro soldiers, 507. Defense of Petersburg, Va., 541-47, 549-56. Letter from Gordon concerning attack on Fort Steadman, 552-55. Retreat from Petersburg to Appomattox Court House, 556-58. Surrender, 559. Conference with Grant on terms of surrender, 559. Letter from Davis concerning retreat from Petersburg, 561. Evacuation of Richmond advised, 562. Gen. Stephen D., 274, 472, 473, 474, 486, 489, 534, 536. Wounded, 490-91. Gen. W. H. F, 295, 300, 544, 547. Leesburg, Battle of, 14. Lexington, Battle of, 14. Liddel, General, 456. Lincoln, Abraham, President U. S., 66, 68, 69, 73-74, 82, 87, 114, 220, 254, 289, 327, 378, 398, 413, 420, 421, 497, 498, 510, 515, 516, 521, 581, 587, 596. Extract from letter of Davis concerning treatment of prisoners of captured ships, 9-10. Attack on J. E. Johnston urged, 74. Orders to crush T. J. Jackson, 90. Extract from inaugural address of 1861 concerning slavery, 136-37. Extracts from messages to Congress on