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authorities in California.—Declares for the Southern Confederacy, and "an

" Arizona.-In command of the Western armies.—Picture of a hero. -Proclamation on the occupation of Kentucky.--Foolish exaltation of Southern hopes.—True situation of Gen. Johnston.-His noble silence in the face of clamour.-Letter on the fall of Fort Donelson.-A glance at the Western map of the war.-The Confederate line broken and the campaign transferred to the southern bank of the Tennessee river.- Battle of Shiloh. -Gen. Johnston riding on to victory.--His death-wound.---Lamentations in the South.—Tributes to his memory.-A classic inscription, 271

CHAPTER XXIV.

GEN. BRAXTON BRAGG.

Equivocal reputation of Gen. Bragg in the war.-His services in Mexico.

Offers his sword to Louisiana.--His command at Pensacola.—Gallant participation in the battle of Shiloh.--His reflections upon Gen. Beauregard. --In command of the Western forces.--His Kentucky campaign, as correspondent to the Virginia campaign of 1862.--Battle of Perrysville.-Gen. Bragg's retreat through Cumberland Gap.-Criticisms and recriminations touching the campaign,

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CHAPTER XXV.

Battle of Murfreesboro.—Interval of repose.—Retreat to Chattanooga.-Gen.

Bragg refuses to fight at the instance of the War Department.-Reinforced from the Army of Northern Virginia.–Battle of Chickamauga.-A commentary in the Richmond Whig.-Violent quarrel between Gens. Bragg and Longstreet.--The disaster of Missionary Ridge.—Gen. Bragg relieved from command and appointed “military adviser" of President Davis.Explanations in a Richmond journal.-Gen. Bragg's last service in the field.

Fall of Wilmington.—Gen. Bragg's military career criticised.--His ardent Southern patriotism,

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CHAPTER XXVI.

MAJ.-GEN. STERLING PRICE.

Anomaly of the Missouri Campaign. Early life of Sterling Price.-Governor

of Missouri.—His Politics. - Formation of “ The Missouri State Guard." Personal appearance of the Commander.--His correspondence with Gen. Harney.—Affair at Booneville.-Gen. Price reinforced by Gens. McCulloch .and Pearce.-Battle of Oak Hill or Wilson's Creek. Gen. Price's movement upon Lexington.—His success.—Designs against St. Louis.—Why they were abandoned.-Retreat of the Patriot Army of Missouri.-The State joins the Southern Confederacy.-Gen. Price's Proclamation at Neosho,

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CHAPTER XXVII.

Gen. Price at the head of ten thousand men.-McCulloch refuses to coöperate.

-Admirable retreat of Price's army to Boston Mountains.-Hardihood of his troops.-A message from Gen. Halleck.-Gen. Van Dorn appointed Confederate Commander of the Trans-Mississippi.--Battle of Elk Horn.--Its importance.—Heroism of Gen. Price on the field.--The Missouri troops cross the Mississippi River.-Gen. Price's eloquent address to the State Guard,"

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CHAPTER XXXII.

An early council of the Confederate Government.--Unpopularity of Gen. John-

ston.--He indicates the value of concentration, and proposes an aggressive

movement against the Potomac.--Overruled by President Davis.--Attempt

to bring McÕlellan to battle. --Blockade of the Potomac River.--True theory

of the battle of Leesburg, or Ball's Bluff.-Gen. Johnston meditates a retreat

from North Virginia.—A notable Council of War in Richmond.-Gen. John-

ston's advice overruled by President Davis and Gen. Lee.—Transfer of

Johnston's Army to Yorktown.- Why he abandoned the Peninsula.-Gen.

Johnston's share in Jackson's Valley Campaign.—Battle of Seven Pines.

How its results were limited.-Gen. Johnston wounded. He loses command

of the Army of Northern Virginia,

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CHAPTER XXXIII.

Gen. Johnston's designs against McClellan.-Why he considered his wound

CHAPTER XXXVII.

LIEUT.-GEN. J. E. B. STUART,

Unique figure of Stuart in the war.-His first cavalry command in the valley

of Virginia.-Adventure with Capt. Perkins.-Complimented by Gen.

Johnston.--The action of Dranesville.-" The Ride around McClellan."

Adventure at Verdiersville. ----Capture of Gen. Pope's coat and papers.--Ex-

pedition into Pennsylvania.-At Fredericksburg.--At Chancellorsville.--

His characteristic intercourse with Stonewall Jackson.-Splendid review at

CHAPTER XLVI.

MAJ.-GEN. CHARLES W. FIELD.

Services in the United States Army and at West Point.—Commands a Brig-

ade in the “Seven Days Battles " around Richmond.-Promoted Major-

General in 1864.–Field's Division restores the Battle in the Wilderness.-

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