Slavery and Four Years of War, Vol. 1-2 A Political History of Slavery in the United States Together With a Narrative of the Campaigns and Battles of the Civil War In Which the Author Took Part: 1861-1865
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Slavery and Four Years of War, Vol. 1-2 A Political History of Slavery in the United States Together With a Narrative of the Campaigns and Battles of the Civil War In Which the Author Took Part: 1861-1865

By Joseph Warren Keifer
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  • SLAVERY AND FOUR YEARS OF WAR
  • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
      • ILLUSTRATIONS
      • SLAVERY AND FOUR YEARS OF WAR
      • SLAVERY AND FOUR YEARS OF WAR
      • II INTRODUCTION OF SLAVERY INTO THE COLONIES
      • III DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
      • IV CONTINENTAL CONGRESS—ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION 1774-1789
      • V ORDINANCE OF 1787
      • VI CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
      • VII CAUSES OF GROWTH OF SLAVERY
      • VIII FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW—1793
      • IX SLAVE TRADE: ABOLISHED BY LAW
      • X LOUISIANA PURCHASE
      • XI FLORIDA
      • XII MISSOURI COMPROMISE—1820
      • XIII NULLIFICATION—1832-3 (1835)
      • XIV TEXAS—ADMISSION INTO THE UNION (1845)
      • XV MEXICAN WAR—ACQUISITION OF CALIFORNIA AND NEW MEXICO 1846-8
      • XVI COMPROMISE MEASURES—1850
      • XVII NEBRASKA ACT—1854
      • XVIII KANSAS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM
      • XIX DRED SCOTT CASE—1857
      • XX JOHN BROWN RAID—1859
      • XXI PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, 1856-1860
      • XXII DISSOLUTION OF THE UNION
      • XXIII SECESSION OF STATES—1860-1
      • XXIV ACTION OF RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS, ETC.—1860-1
      • XXV PROPOSED CONCESSIONS TO SLAVERY—BUCHANAN'S ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS—1860-1
      • XXVI PEACE CONFERENCE—1861
      • XXVII DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA—SLAVERY ABOLISHED—1862
      • XXVIII SLAVERY PROHIBITED IN THE TERRITORIES—1862
      • XXIX BENTON'S SUMMARY
      • XXX PROPHECY AS TO SLAVERY'S FATE: ALSO AS TO DISUNION
      • CHAPTER II Sumter Fired on—Seizure by Confederates of Arms, Arsenals, and Forts—Disloyalty of Army and Navy Officers—Proclamation of Lincoln for Seventy-Five Thousand Militia, and Preparation for War on Both Sides
      • CHAPTER III Personal Mention—Occupancy of Western Virginia under McClellan (1861)—Campaign and Battle of Rich Mountain, and Incidents
      • CHAPTER IV Repulse of General Lee and Affairs of Cheat Mountain and in Tygart's Valley (September, 1861)—Killing of John A. Washington, and Incidents, and Formation of State of West Virginia
      • CHAPTER V Union Occupancy of Kentucky—Affair at Green River—Defeat of Humphrey Marshall—Battles of Mill Springs, Forts Henry and Donelson —Capture of Bowling Green and Nashville, and Other Matters
      • CHAPTER VI Battle of Shiloh—Capture of Island No. 10—Halleck's Advance on Corinth, and Other Events
      • CHAPTER VII Mitchel's Campaign to Northern Alabama—Andrews' Raid into Georgia, and Capture of a Locomotive—Affair at Bridgeport—Sacking of Athens, Alabama, and Court-Martial of Colonel Turchin—Burning of Paint Rock by Colonel Beatty—Other Incidents and Personal Mention —Mitchel Relieved
      • CHAPTER VIII Confederate Invasion of Kentucky (1862)—Cincinnati Threatened, and "Squirrel Hunters" Called Out—Battles of Iuka, Corinth, and Hatchie Bridge—Movements of Confederate Armies of Bragg and Kirby Smith—Retirement of Buell's Army to Louisville—Battle of Perryville, with Personal and Other Incidents
      • CHAPTER IX Commissioned Colonel of 110th Ohio Volunteers—Campaigns in West Virginia under General Milroy, 1862-3—Emancipation of Slaves in the Shenandoah Valley, and Incidents
      • SLAVERY AND FOUR YEARS OF WAR
      • CONTENTS
      • ILLUSTRATIONS
      • SLAVERY AND FOUR YEARS OF WAR
      • CHAPTER II Invasion of Pennsylvania—Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg—Lee's Retreat Across the Potomac, and Losses in Both Armies
      • CHAPTER III New York Riots, 1863—Pursuit of Lee's Army to the Rappahannock— Action of Wapping Heights, and Skirmishes—Western Troops Sent to New York to Enforce the Draft—Their Return—Incidents, etc.
      • CHAPTER IV Advance of Lee's Army, October, 1863 and Retreat of the Army of the Potomac to Centreville—Battle of Bristoe Station—Advance of the Union Army, November, 1863—Assault and Capture of Rappahannock Station, and Forcing the Fords—Affair near Brandy Station and Retreat of Confederate Army Behind the Rapidan—Incidents, etc.
      • CHAPTER V Mine Run Campaign and Battle of Orange Grove, November, 1863—Winter Cantonment (1863-64) of Army of the Potomac at Culpeper Court- House, and its Reorganization—Grant Assigned to Command the Union Armies, and Preparation for Aggressive War
      • CHAPTER VI Plans of Campaigns, Union and Confederate—Campaign and Battle of the Wilderness, May, 1864—Author Wounded, and Personal Matters— Movements of the Army to the James River, with Mention of Battles of Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Other Engagements, and Statement of Losses and Captures
      • CHAPTER VII Campaign South of James River and Petersburg—Hunter's Raid—Battle of Monocacy—Early's Advance on Washington (1864)—Sheridan's Movements in Shenandoah Valley, and Other Events
      • CHAPTER VIII Personal Mention of Generals Sheridan, Wright, and Ricketts, and Mrs. Ricketts—Also Generals Crook and Hayes—Battle of Opequon, Under Sheridan, September, 1864, and Incidents
      • CHAPTER IX Battle of Fisher's Hill—Pursuit of Early—Devastation of the Shenandoah Valley (1864)—Cavalry Battle at Tom's Brook, and Minor Events
      • CHAPTER X Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864, with Comments Thereon— Also Personal Mention and Incidents
      • CHAPTER XI Peace Negotiations—Lee's Suggestion to Jefferson Davis, 1862— Fernando Wood's Correspondence with Mr. Lincoln, 1862—Mr. Stephens at Fortress Monroe, 1863—Horace Greeley—Niagara Falls Conference, 1864—Jacquess-Gilmore Visits to Richmond, 1863-4—F. P. Blair, Sen., Conference with Mr. Davis, 1865—Hampton Roads Conference, Mr. Lincoln and Seward and Stephens and Others, 1865—Ord-Longstreet, Lee and Grant Correspondence, 1865, and Lew Wallace and General Slaughter, Point Isabel Conference, 1865.
      • CHAPTER XII Siege of Richmond and Petersburg—Capture and Re-capture of Fort Stedman, and Capture of Part of the Enemy's First Line in Front of Petersburg by Keifer's Brigade, March 25, 1865—Battle of Five Forks, April 1st—Assault and Taking of Confederate Works on the Union Left, April 2d—Surrender of Richmond and Petersburg, April 3d—President Lincoln's Visit to Petersburg and Richmond, and His Death
      • CHAPTER XIII Battle of Sailor's Creek, April 6th—Capitulation of General Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox Court-House, April 9, 1865—Surrender of Other Confederate Armies, and End of the War of the Rebellion
      • APPENDICES
      • APPENDIX A GENERAL KEIFER IN CIVIL LIFE
      • APPENDIX B
      • APPENDIX C FAREWELL ORDER
      • APPENDIX D
      • APPENDIX E
      • APPENDIX F
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • SLAVERY AND FOUR YEARS OF WAR
    • SLAVERY AND FOUR YEARS OF WAR
    • II INTRODUCTION OF SLAVERY INTO THE COLONIES
    • III DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
    • IV CONTINENTAL CONGRESS—ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION 1774-1789
    • V ORDINANCE OF 1787
    • VI CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
    • VII CAUSES OF GROWTH OF SLAVERY
    • VIII FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW—1793
    • IX SLAVE TRADE: ABOLISHED BY LAW
    • X LOUISIANA PURCHASE
    • XI FLORIDA
    • XII MISSOURI COMPROMISE—1820
    • XIII NULLIFICATION—1832-3 (1835)
    • XIV TEXAS—ADMISSION INTO THE UNION (1845)
    • XV MEXICAN WAR—ACQUISITION OF CALIFORNIA AND NEW MEXICO 1846-8
    • XVI COMPROMISE MEASURES—1850
    • XVII NEBRASKA ACT—1854
    • XVIII KANSAS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM
    • XIX DRED SCOTT CASE—1857
    • XX JOHN BROWN RAID—1859
    • XXI PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, 1856-1860
    • XXII DISSOLUTION OF THE UNION
    • XXIII SECESSION OF STATES—1860-1
    • XXIV ACTION OF RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS, ETC.—1860-1
    • XXV PROPOSED CONCESSIONS TO SLAVERY—BUCHANAN'S ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS—1860-1
    • XXVI PEACE CONFERENCE—1861
    • XXVII DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA—SLAVERY ABOLISHED—1862
    • XXVIII SLAVERY PROHIBITED IN THE TERRITORIES—1862
    • XXIX BENTON'S SUMMARY
    • XXX PROPHECY AS TO SLAVERY'S FATE: ALSO AS TO DISUNION
    • CHAPTER II Sumter Fired on—Seizure by Confederates of Arms, Arsenals, and Forts—Disloyalty of Army and Navy Officers—Proclamation of Lincoln for Seventy-Five Thousand Militia, and Preparation for War on Both Sides
    • CHAPTER III Personal Mention—Occupancy of Western Virginia under McClellan (1861)—Campaign and Battle of Rich Mountain, and Incidents
    • CHAPTER IV Repulse of General Lee and Affairs of Cheat Mountain and in Tygart's Valley (September, 1861)—Killing of John A. Washington, and Incidents, and Formation of State of West Virginia
    • CHAPTER V Union Occupancy of Kentucky—Affair at Green River—Defeat of Humphrey Marshall—Battles of Mill Springs, Forts Henry and Donelson —Capture of Bowling Green and Nashville, and Other Matters
    • CHAPTER VI Battle of Shiloh—Capture of Island No. 10—Halleck's Advance on Corinth, and Other Events
    • CHAPTER VII Mitchel's Campaign to Northern Alabama—Andrews' Raid into Georgia, and Capture of a Locomotive—Affair at Bridgeport—Sacking of Athens, Alabama, and Court-Martial of Colonel Turchin—Burning of Paint Rock by Colonel Beatty—Other Incidents and Personal Mention —Mitchel Relieved
    • CHAPTER VIII Confederate Invasion of Kentucky (1862)—Cincinnati Threatened, and "Squirrel Hunters" Called Out—Battles of Iuka, Corinth, and Hatchie Bridge—Movements of Confederate Armies of Bragg and Kirby Smith—Retirement of Buell's Army to Louisville—Battle of Perryville, with Personal and Other Incidents
    • CHAPTER IX Commissioned Colonel of 110th Ohio Volunteers—Campaigns in West Virginia under General Milroy, 1862-3—Emancipation of Slaves in the Shenandoah Valley, and Incidents
    • SLAVERY AND FOUR YEARS OF WAR
    • CONTENTS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • SLAVERY AND FOUR YEARS OF WAR
    • CHAPTER II Invasion of Pennsylvania—Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg—Lee's Retreat Across the Potomac, and Losses in Both Armies
    • CHAPTER III New York Riots, 1863—Pursuit of Lee's Army to the Rappahannock— Action of Wapping Heights, and Skirmishes—Western Troops Sent to New York to Enforce the Draft—Their Return—Incidents, etc.
    • CHAPTER IV Advance of Lee's Army, October, 1863 and Retreat of the Army of the Potomac to Centreville—Battle of Bristoe Station—Advance of the Union Army, November, 1863—Assault and Capture of Rappahannock Station, and Forcing the Fords—Affair near Brandy Station and Retreat of Confederate Army Behind the Rapidan—Incidents, etc.
    • CHAPTER V Mine Run Campaign and Battle of Orange Grove, November, 1863—Winter Cantonment (1863-64) of Army of the Potomac at Culpeper Court- House, and its Reorganization—Grant Assigned to Command the Union Armies, and Preparation for Aggressive War
    • CHAPTER VI Plans of Campaigns, Union and Confederate—Campaign and Battle of the Wilderness, May, 1864—Author Wounded, and Personal Matters— Movements of the Army to the James River, with Mention of Battles of Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Other Engagements, and Statement of Losses and Captures
    • CHAPTER VII Campaign South of James River and Petersburg—Hunter's Raid—Battle of Monocacy—Early's Advance on Washington (1864)—Sheridan's Movements in Shenandoah Valley, and Other Events
    • CHAPTER VIII Personal Mention of Generals Sheridan, Wright, and Ricketts, and Mrs. Ricketts—Also Generals Crook and Hayes—Battle of Opequon, Under Sheridan, September, 1864, and Incidents
    • CHAPTER IX Battle of Fisher's Hill—Pursuit of Early—Devastation of the Shenandoah Valley (1864)—Cavalry Battle at Tom's Brook, and Minor Events
    • CHAPTER X Battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864, with Comments Thereon— Also Personal Mention and Incidents
    • CHAPTER XI Peace Negotiations—Lee's Suggestion to Jefferson Davis, 1862— Fernando Wood's Correspondence with Mr. Lincoln, 1862—Mr. Stephens at Fortress Monroe, 1863—Horace Greeley—Niagara Falls Conference, 1864—Jacquess-Gilmore Visits to Richmond, 1863-4—F. P. Blair, Sen., Conference with Mr. Davis, 1865—Hampton Roads Conference, Mr. Lincoln and Seward and Stephens and Others, 1865—Ord-Longstreet, Lee and Grant Correspondence, 1865, and Lew Wallace and General Slaughter, Point Isabel Conference, 1865.
    • CHAPTER XII Siege of Richmond and Petersburg—Capture and Re-capture of Fort Stedman, and Capture of Part of the Enemy's First Line in Front of Petersburg by Keifer's Brigade, March 25, 1865—Battle of Five Forks, April 1st—Assault and Taking of Confederate Works on the Union Left, April 2d—Surrender of Richmond and Petersburg, April 3d—President Lincoln's Visit to Petersburg and Richmond, and His Death
    • CHAPTER XIII Battle of Sailor's Creek, April 6th—Capitulation of General Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox Court-House, April 9, 1865—Surrender of Other Confederate Armies, and End of the War of the Rebellion
    • APPENDICES
    • APPENDIX A GENERAL KEIFER IN CIVIL LIFE
    • APPENDIX B
    • APPENDIX C FAREWELL ORDER
    • APPENDIX D
    • APPENDIX E
    • APPENDIX F
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