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Battle of Williamsburg.-McClellan's Fear of being Overwhelmed.-The
President to McClellan.-Jackson's Raid in the Shenandoah Valley.-The
President to McClellan.-Seven Pines and Fair Oaks.-McClellan's Com-
plaints of McDowell.-His Continued Delays.-Prepares for Defeat.-
Calls for more Men.-His Advice to the President.-Preparations to Con-
centrate the Army.-General Halleck to McClellan.-Appointment of
General Pope.-Imperative Orders to McClellan.-McClellan's Failure to
aid Pope. His Excuses for Delay.-Proposes to Leave Pope Unaided.
-Excuses for Franklin's Delay.-His Excuses proved Groundless.-His
alleged Lack of Supplies.-Advance into Maryland-The President's
Letter to McClellan.-He Protests against Delay.-McClellan Relieved
from Command.-Speech by the President...
GENERAL CONDUCT OF THE ADMINISTRATION IN 1862.
Successes in the Southwest.-Recognized Objects of the War.-Relations of
the War to Slavery.-Our Foreign Relations.-Proposed Mediation of the
French Emperor.-Reply to the French Proposal.-Secretary Seward's
Dispatch.-The President's Letter to Fernando Wood.-Observance of
THE CONGRESSIONAL SESSION OF 1862-'63.-MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT
AND GENERAL ACTION OF THE SESSION.
The President's Message.-Are the Rebel States Aliens?-The Provision for
a Draft.-Message on the Finances and Currency.-Admission of West
Virginia.-Close of the Session....
ARBITRARY ARRESTS.-THE SUSPENSION OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS.
Arbitrary Arrests.-First Suspension of the Habeas Corpus.-Aid and Com-
fort to the Rebels.-Executive Order about Arrests.-Appointment of a
Commissioner on Arrests.-Opposition to the Government.-The Case of
Vallandigham.-Governor Seymour on Vallandigham.-President Lin-
coln on Arrests.-President Lincoln on Military Arrests.-The Presi-
dent's Letter to Mr. Corning.-The President to the Ohio Committee.-
The President on Vallandigham's Case.-The Habeas Corpus Suspended.
-Proclamation Concerning Aliens.-The Draft --The New York Riots.-
Letter to Governor Seymour.-The Draft Resumed and Completed. Page 373
MILITARY EVENTS OF 1863.-THE REBEL DEFEAT AT GETTYSBURG.-FALL
OF VICKSBURG AND PORT HUDSON.
The Battles at Fredericksburg.-Rebel Raid into Pennsylvania.-Results at
Gettysburg.-Vicksburg and Port Hudson Captured.-Public Rejoicings.
-The President's Speech.-Thanksgiving for Victories.-Battle of Chat-
POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN MISSOURI.-THE STATE ELECTIONS OF 1863.
General Fremont in Missouri.-The President's Letter to General Hunter.-
Emancipation in Missouri.-Appointment of General Schofield.-The
President and the Missouri Radicals.-The President to the Missouri
Committee. The President and General Schofield.-The President and
the Churches.-Letter to Illinois.-The Elections of 1863......... Page 422
THE CONGRESS OF 1863-'64.-MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT.-ACTION OF
THE SESSION.-PROGRESS IN RAISING TROOPS.
The President's Message.-The Proclamation of Amnesty.-Explanatory
Proclamation.-Debate on Slavery.-Call for Troops.-General Blair's
Resignation.-Diplomatic Correspondence. Our Relations with England.
-France and Mexico.-The President and the Monroe Doctrine... Page 445
MOVEMENTS TOWARDS RECONSTRUCTION.
State Governments in Louisiana and Arkansas.-Difference of Views be-
tween the President and Congress.-The Rebellion and Labor.-The
President on Benevolent Associations.-Advancing Action concerning
the Negro Race.-Free State Constitutions..
MILITARY EVENTS OF THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1864.
Battle of the Olustee.-Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond.-The Red River
Expedition.-The Fort Pillow Massacre.-Rebel Atrocities.-General
Grant's Advance upon Richmond.-Battles in May.-Sherman's March to
Atlanta.-Rebel Raids in Maryland and Kentucky.-Siege of Petersburg.
-Martial Law iu Kentucky.-Draft for Five hundred thousand Men.-
Capture of Mobile and Atlanta.
THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OF 1864.
The Presidential Election.-The Cleveland Convention.-The Convention at
Baltimore. Mr. Lincoln's Renomination and Acceptance.-Popular Feel-
ing During the Summer.—The Arguelles Case.-The Forged Proclama-
tion. The Niagara Falls Conference.-The Chicago Convention.-Progress
and Result of the Campaign.-Popular Joy at the Result.......
THE MEETING OF CONGRESS AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR.
Condition of the Country at the Meeting of Congress.-The Message.-Pro-
ceedings in Congress.-Fort Fisher.-Death of Edward Everett.-Peace
Conference in Hampton Roads.-Military Affairs...
CLOSE OF THE REBELLION.
The Inaugural Address.-Proclamation to Deserters.-Speeches by the Pres-
ident.-Destruction of Lee's Army.-The President's Visit to Richmond.
-Return to Washington.-Close of the War..
THE PRESIDENT'S ASSASSINATION.
The Condition of the Country.-Assassination of the President.-Murderous
Assault upon Secretary Seward.-The Funeral Procession from Washing-
ton to Springfield, Illinois.-Fate of the Assassins.-Estimate of Mr.
Proclamation by President Johnson of a Day of Humiliation and Mourning. 791
Secretary Stanton to Minister Adams....