e with all his forces to unite with him and make an attack upon Corinth.
On the same day Price received a letter from General Ord, informing him that Lee's army had been destroyed at Antietam; that, therefore, the rebellion must soon terminate, andf blood, he gave him this opportunity to lay down his arms.
Price replied, correcting the rumor about Lee's army, thanked Ord for his kind feeling, and promised to lay down his arms whenever Mr. Lincoln should acknowledge the independence of the Soeen miles distant.
In addition to this force the enemy had at Memphis, under Sherman, about 6,000 men; at Bolivar, under Ord, about 8,000; at Jackson, Tennessee, under Grant, about 3,000; at bridges and less important points, 2,000 or 3,000—making wagons, and a defeated army of about eleven thousand muskets.
But Van Dorn was never for a moment dismayed.
He repulsed Ord, and punished him severely; while he checked Rosecrans at the Tuscumbia, until he could turn his train and army short to t
Norfolk Navy Yard, 169-70. Attempted destruction, 164.
Removal of machinery, etc., 170.
Norris, William, 171.
North, Colonel, 414-15.
North, The. Lack of comprehension of impending war. 4.
North Carolina. Reconstruction, 623-25.
North Carolina (frigate), 171.
Northrop, Colonel, 571.
Odium, Capt. F. H., 199, 200, 201. Report on battle of Sabine Pass, 199.
O'Hare, Peter, 201.
Old Capitol prison, 418.
O'Loughlin, Michael, 417.
Oneida (gunboat), 186.
Ord, General, 327, 328, 330, 555, 618, 635-36, 637.
Oreto (ship), 217-18.
Orr, —, 626.
Osterhaus, General, 39.
Ould, Robert C., 500, 504, 510, 513, 515. Attempt to relieve condition of prisoners, 506.
Negotiations with Butler concerning exchange of prisoners, 506-08.
Offer to purchase medicine for U. S. prisoners, 509.
Owasoo (gunboat), 196.
Owens, Col., John, 499.
Palmer, General, 364, 490.
Palmetto State (ironclad), 172.
Paris, Comte de, 87. Account of occupation of Norfolk