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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 191 93 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 185 3 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 182 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 156 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 145 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 128 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 106 18 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 103 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 84 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 80 0 Browse Search
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small pox, have broken out in the expedition under Sherman, which is building hospitals instead of taking Savannah. Thus we find that the only event which has occurred up to the present time of serious injury to the South is the fall of Fort Donelson, before numbers, by Northern accounts, in the proportion of three to one. That, when stripped of all exaggeration, was really a weighty blow and was followed by unworthy confusion. But what are the results? A month has since elapsed at thef the war, should the Southern forces be driven out of the border States. It is, indeed, true that all parties in the North assume that the loss of Virginia would terminate the struggle. But they were equally certain that on the loss of Fort Donelson the Southerners would throw down their arms, and so strong was this delusion that cotton, which had touched forty cents per pound, actually fell to twenty. The loss of both Virginia and North Carolina would still leave the original Confedera
present to stop him, but the soldiers, who were deeply interested, would not allow it to be done. Defences of the Mississippi river. A late number of the Memphis Appeal says: Our "inland sea"--the great Mississippi —— has not yet been surrendered to the control of the enemy. Still more vigorous efforts, it seems, are to be made to repel his fleets, both from below and above, through the old instrumentality of land fortifications and heavy ordnance. The fall of Forts Henry, Donelson, Pulaski, Macon, Jackson, and St. Philip, of New Madrid and Island No.10, do not furnish a moral to our authorities sufficiently pointed to deter them from this difficult enterprise. They are determined that the approach to Memphis, at least, if nothing more can be accomplished, shall not be quite so easy as the foe was led to believe upon hearing that New Orleans had fallen. Accordingly, the defences at Forts Pillow and Wright, and Vicksburg have been greatly strengthened, and nut in