1885 ABRAHAM LINCOLN CIVIL WAR UNION CONFEDERATE SLAVERY EMANCIPATION GETTYSBURG. THE BOYS OF'61; or, FOUR YEARS OF FIGHTING. PERSONAL OBSERVATION WITH THE ARMY AND NAVY, FROM THE FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUN TO THE FALL OF RICHMOND.....
BY CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN, AUTHOR OF "THE BOYS OF'76, " "THE STORY OF LIBERTY, " WINNING HIS WAY. " "MY DAYS AND NIGHTS ON THE BATTLEFIELD, " "FOLLOWING THE FLAG, " "OUR NEW WAY ROUND THE WORLD, ETC.
BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY ESTES AND LAURIAT, 301-305 WASHINGTON STREET. 558 PAGES, HARDCOVER WITH OVER 80 ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS. THE BOOK IS COMPLETE CLEAN AND IN VERY GOOD + CONDITION..... This volume, though historic, is not a history of the Rebellion, but a record of personal observations and experiences during the war, with an occasional look at affairs in general to give clearness to the narrative. The time has not arrived for the writing of an impartial history of the conflict between Slavery and Freedom in the United States.Reports of military operations are incomplete; documents in the archives at Washington are inaccessible; much material remains to be gathered before the patient historian can sift the wheat from the chaff. More than this, the war of ideas is not yet ended.
Defeated Rebels in some parts of the South are bent on exterminating the African race. Few of those lately in rebellion plead guilty of having committed a crime; taking up arms against the government they consider to have been a blunder only.
We are, therefore, too near the great events to render proper judgment upon questions in which our principles and sympathies have been enlisted. The chapter concerning the Confederate Cotton Loan may seem to be out of place in a volume of which so large a portion is given to narrative, but I trust that it will be acceptable to the general reader, inasmuch as it reveals the efforts of the Rebels to array all Europe against the United States in the late struggle. The correspondence in my possession was picked up in the streets of Richmond, and will be of value to the future historian.
The chapter in question is but an outline of the operations of the Confederates abroad. In looking over the sheets as they came from the press, several errors relative to the organization and formation of troops in battle have been detected, which, however, will appear in but a few copies. Undoubtedly there are others, and the writer will esteem it a favor to be put right wherever he is in the wrong. Few official reports of regimental and brigade officers have been published, while the reports of division and corps commanders are only general in their statements.
The true history of battles cannot be given till the history of regiments is written. My stand-point as an observer is that of one whose instincts from early childhood have been on the side of Freedom. I have ever believed that Civil Liberty is the birthright of all men, and from the firing upon Sumter to the close of the contest had full faith that the people, under God, would subdue the Rebellion, and give freedom to the slave. The four years have been worth a century of ordinary life; for in the mighty contest Right has triumphed over Wrong, and the human race, with a clearer perception of Truth and Justice as the sure foundation of government, is moving on to a higher civilization.
PLEASE SCROLL ALL OF THE WAY DOWN TO SEE ALL PICTURES.... - Dulness in the Streets. - Visit to Fort McHenry. - Material of the Army. - The Gathering of the Rebels.- A Song for Bunker Hill -- The Review. - The Affair at Vienna.
- A Dinner in the Field. - Vallandigham and the Ohio Boys.
- Patriotism of the Soldiers. - Mutiny of the Garibaldi Guard. - General Mansfield's Wrath.
- Living on a Name. - The Sirens of Virginia. - A South Carolina Chattel. - His Search for Chickens.
- How he found Freedom........ - Retreat of the Rebels.- The Negro's Story -- Centreville. - Affairs at Blackburn's Ford.
- The Morning -- Progress of the Battle. - The Turning of the Tide -- At the Spring -- The Panic -- The Teamsters. - The Rebels on the Point of Retreating. - Wonderful Stories of the Rebels.
- Union Men of Virginia. - Bitterness of the Rebels. - Seductive Influences of Slavery.THE FALL OF 1861.- Disaster at Ball's Bluff. - The News in Washington. - How President Lincoln received it. - His tenderness of Heart. Lincoln in his Springfield Home.
- Colonel Baker's Body. - Slavery in Western Maryland. - Visit to Eastern Maryland. - Character of the Country.
- Our Host at Pamunkey. - The Spirit of Slavery in the Army.
- The Hutchinson Family and General McClellan. - Whittier's Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott. - Major Gould and his Scout.
- Washington Jail and its Inmates. - Close of the Year. - The Opinions of a Loyal Tennesseean. - General Buell and His Policy. - General Schofield and the Guerillas.
- Radical Sentiments of the Army. - Introduction to General Grant.- Captain Porter and the Essex. - His Challenge to Captain Montgomery. - Discussion of the Negro Question.
- Scenes at the Phenix Hotel. - Tomb of Henry Clay. - Clay's Opinion of Abolitionists.- How a Presbyterian Minister would conduct the War. - Buell's Right Wing. - Trip down the Ohio. - Passengers on Board the Grey Eagle.
- The People of Owensborough. - Scenes on the Steamer. THE OPENING OF THE CAMPAIGN IN TENNESSEE. - Commodore Foote's Account of the Fight.- His Care for the Wounded. - His Preaching on Sunday. - Capture of Fort Donelson.
- Movement of the Troops. - The Appearance of the Rebels. - The Town of Dover.
- Scenes in the Rebel Lines. - The formal Surrender of the Fort.- Appearance of Buckner and Grant. - Rebel Officers on the Rampage. - Commodore Foote's Intentions. - His Plans frustrated by Halleck.
- Nullification of Order No. - Bombardment of Island No. - Colonel Bissell's Canal.
- Passage of Transports to New Madrid. - Running past the Batteries.- General Pope's Operations. - Surrender of Island No. PITTSBURG LANDING, FORT PILLOW, AND MEMPHIS. - The Poor Whites of the South. - Halleck's Advance upon Corinth. - A Trap for the Rebels. - Movement of the Rams. - Fire of the Rebel Batteries. - Evacuation of Fort Pillow. - Gunboat Fight at Memphis. - Surrender of the City. - Confidence of the Rebels. - Surrender of Harper's Ferry. - Escape of the Union Cavalry. - Excitement of the Citizens.
- Visit to the Right Wing. - The Fight at the Bridge............. - The Rebels in Lexington. - Inauguration of Governor Harris. - Bragg's Retreat from Frankfort.- General Gillmore's Order No. - Twenty-Second Wisconsin and Colonel Utley. - Judge Robertson and his Boy Jo.
- The Kentucky Policy reversed. - An Evening in Louisville......
FROM HARPER'S FERRY TO FREDERICKSBURG. - Expectations of the People. - Bombardment of the City.- Positions of the Troops. - Burnside's Orders to Franklin. - Movement of the Army. - Attack on the Left.
- Jackson's Line broken. - Attack on the Right. - General Howard and the Secessionists.
- Sanitary and Christian Commissions. - Religion in the Army. - Reorganization of the Army.- First and Sixth Corps. - The Battle of Sunday. - Hooker's last Position. - Second Battle of Fredericksburg. - Battle of Salem Church. - Visit to the Plantations. - Enlistment of Negro Troops. - Antipathy of White Soldiers. - First South Carolina Regiment. - Attack on Fort McAllister.
- First Bombardment of Sumter. - Visit to the Fleet. - Damage to the Fort. - Hooker on the Watch.- Resignation of General Hooker. - Feelings of the Soldiers. - Organization of the Army. - Patriotism of the People. - Bread for the Soldiers. - Geographical Features of the Place. - Beginning of the Fight. - General Howard's Account. - General Slocum at Two Taverns. - General Hancock's Arrival. - Color-Bearers of the Nineteenth Indiana. - Arrival of the Third Corps.
- General Meade on the Field. - Ride along the Lines. - Position of the Second Corps. - Sickles's Position at Noon. - Resistance of the Third Corps.
- The Ninth Massachusetts Battery. - Resistance of the Pennsylvania Reserves. - Colonel Chamberlain's Position. - Fight on Culp's Hill. - Lee's Preparations for the last Attack.- Position of the Troops. - Scene at Meade's Head-Quarters. - Repulse of the Rebels. - Scenes along the Lines. - In the Rebel Lines. - Battle at Falling Waters. FROM THE RAPIDAN TO COLD HARBOR. - President Lincoln reviewing the Colored Troops. - The Army in Motion.
- Grant and Meade in Council. - Position of the Army.
- First Day's Fight. - Arrival of the Ninth Corps. - Song of the Wounded.- Death of General Rice. - Attack of the Second Corps. - A Day in Fredericksburg. - Getting Straw for the Hospitals. - Movement to the North Anna. - Battle of Jericho Bridge. - A Night in a Cabin.
- Battle of Bethesda Church. - General Smith's Advance to Cold Harbor. - Position of the two Armies. - First Battle of Cold Harbor.- McClellan at Cold Harbor and the Campaign of'62.- Grant's Operations. - The Planters and their Property. - The Day of Jubilee.
- Breaking up of Society. Comments of the Rebel Newspapers. - Opinions of the Soldiers.
- General Hunter's Advance to Lynchburg. - Movement to James River. - Grant's Instructions to Smith. - General Hinks's Division of Colored Troops. - First Battle in Front of Petersburg.
- Capture of Rebel Intrenchments. - General Terry's Movement. - Sentiments of the People.
- Heroism of the Colored Soldiers. - Second Battle in Front of Petersburg. - General Potter's Division. - Third Battle in Front of Petersburg.- Prejudice against Colored Troops. - Hardships of the Campaign.
- His Plan for a Mine to destroy the Works before Petersburg. - Difficulties he encountered in constructing it.- Battle at Deep Bottom. - Completion of the Mine. - Preparations for springing it. - Consternation of the Rebels. - Confusion of Union Troops. - Rebels return to their Guns. - Terrible Slaughter in the Crater. - Reasons for the Failure. - The Fortunes of the Confederacy. - Early's Movement down the Valley. - Breckenridge sent to reinforce him. - Arrival of Nineteenth Corps. - Advance of Rebels upon Washington. Review of Sherman's Campaign. - Jeff Davis's dislike of Johnston. - Davis's Speech to Hood's Army. - Sherman contemplates a Movement to Savannah. - Organization of Sherman's Army. - Comments of Rebel Press on his March to the Sea. - Complaints of Sherman's Inhumanity. - He is compared to Attila. - His Vindication of Himself. - Their Humanity to Union Refugees. - Destitution of the People. - Humanity of the People of the North. - Voyage of the Greyhound. - Responsibility of Rebel Officials. - Amiability of General Lee. Aunt Nellie and her Sister. - Burning of the Arsenal. - General Sherman's Order No. - Appearance of the Congregation. - Plans of the Freedmen.
- The Dead from Manassas. - The Gospel of Slavery.
- Poor Whites of Georgia. - Freedmen in Council in the Slave Market. - Expectation of the Rebels.- His Army in Motion. - Howard's Advance to the Salkehatchie. - Hardee retires to Branchville. - Kilpatrick's Movement towards Augusta. - Sherman moves to Orangeburg. - Hampton's and Wheeler's Cavalry. - Burning of the City. - Sherman charges Hampton with kindling the Fire. - Bitterness of South-Carolinians against General Sherman. - Responsibility of the Rebel Government for Outrages. SOUTH CAROLINA BEFORE THE WAR.
The Part taken by the State in the Political Affairs of the Nation. - Assembling of the Legislature in 1860.- Remarks of W. - The Teachings of the Bible.
- The Province of History. - Women of South Carolina in Favor of Secession. Governor Pickens's Letter to President Buchanan. - Major Anderson In Sumter.- Construction of Rebel Batteries. - Negotiations for the Surrender of the Fort. - Scenes in Charleston after the Surrender. - Visit to the Fort. - Condition of the Fort. - Scenes of the Morning. - Charleston before the War. - The Seducer of States. - Siege of the City.
- Removal of the People. - Assertion of the Charleston _Courier_. - Blowing up of the Ironclads.
- Colonel Bennett occupies the City. - Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts extinguishing the Flames. - South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service. - The great Fire of 1861.- The Bell of St.- Letters of the Slave-Traders. - Colonel Woodford in the Office of the _Courier_.
- A Yankee in his Bed. - Joy of the Colored People. - John Brown in Charleston.
- Humiliation of the Rebels. - How the People were cheated. - Grant's Letter to Sheridan.
- Sheridan's Movement to Waynesboro'. - Advance to James River. - Moves to White House.
- Lee's last Offensive Movement. - Attack on Fort Steadman. - Grant's Order to "finish up" the Rebellion. - Sherman's Visit to Grant.
- Great Men in Council. - Sheridan on the Move. - Lee's Diversion against the Ninth Corps. - A Look at the Opposing Forces.
- Lee's Line of Fortifications. - Grant feels like ending the Matter.
- Battle of Dinwiddie Court-House. - Advance of the Fifth Corps. - Battle of Five Forks. - Charge of the Fifth Corps. - Rout of the Rebels.
- Blowing up of the Rebel Ironclads. - President Lincoln and the Soldiers. - Lee's Message to Davis. - The last Slave Coffle. - Confederate Promises to Pay.
- Scenes of Sunday Night. - Flight of the Legislature. - General Ewell and the Mayor in regard to burning the City. - The Massacre at the Almshouse.- Departure of the Rebel Troops. - Breckenridge taking a last Look of the City. - Major Stevens and the Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry. - Raising Flags on the Capitol. - The Yankees putting out the Flames. - Entrance of General Weitzel. - Taking a room at the Spottswood Hotel. - Scenes in the City on Monday. - General Devens's Orders. - Visit to the Capitol.
- President Lincoln's Arrival. - Walk to Jeff Davis's Mansion. - The President's Visit to Libby Prison. - Opinions of the People. - Colored Soldiers in the Service of the Rebels.
- An Abolitionist in Richmond. - A Newspaper Correspondent and a Rebel Officer. - Scenes of the Past. - Sympathies of Palmerston and Russell. - His Appointment as Financial Agent.- Address of the London Confederate Aid Association. - Whittier's Lines to Englishmen. - Benjamin's Letter to Mason. De Leon appointed Agent to subsidize the Press of Europe. - Englishmen engaged in Blockade-Running.
- Benjamin's Letter to Spence. - Slidell's Proposition for a Loan based on Cotton.- French intrigue to sever Texas from the Confederacy. Slidell recommends D'Erlanger as a suitable Agent to negotiate the Loan. - D'Erlanger offers it to the Bankers of London. De Leon secures the Support of the Press. - Opening of the Correspondence. - D'Erlanger's Opinion of Mr. Spence's Letter to D'Erlanger. - Compliments of the Emperor to D'Erlanger on the Success of the Loan. - Jeff Davis a Repudiator.
- Rancor of the London _Times_ in 1849.- Eats its Words in 1863.- The _Times_ in the Pay of Jeff Davis. - How the Support of the Newspapers was secured. - Meeting of Rebels in Paris. - How the Loan was sustained. - D'Erlanger's good Game.
- Wishes for a Second Loan. - D'Erlanger takes the Part of Shylock. - D'Erlanger helping Himself to Principal and Interest. The Retreat of Lee from Petersburg.
- Dejection of Rebel Soldiers. - Lee's Line of Retreat. - Grant ahead of him.
- Panic among the Rebel Troops. - Battle at Sailor's Creek.
- The Race toward Lynchburg. - Lee's last Council of War. - Correspondence between Lee and Grant.
- Announcement to the Armies. General Grant at City Point. - The End of the Rebellion.......... Charge Through an Abatis frontispiece Page The First Subscription 1 Capitol at Washington 4 Pro Patria 7 Sixth Massachusetts Regiment in Baltimore 8 Guarding Long Bridge 12 Aid Society's Store-Room 16 The Ideal Freedman 16 Ladies Working for the Army 22 Forwarded Free 29 Ellsworth Zouave Drill 46 General Grant--General Sherman 54 Hauling Cotton 62 Baltimore in 1861 75 East Tennessee Refugees 92 A Mississippi School-House 96 Gunboats in Line 102 With Dispatch 109 General Mcclellan at Williamsburg 110 General Mcclellan at the Battle of Antietam 114 The Sunken Road 118 Battle of Antietam 120 For the Boys in Blue 121 Slaves Fleeing to the Army for Protection 128 A Silent Spectator 136 Fredericksburg 140 Franklin's Attack 155 Tattoo 173 The Magic Lantern in the Hospital 174 The Christian Commission in the Field 176 Busy Fingers 178 Chancellorsville 188 Battery at Chancellorsville 194 Sedgwick's Attack 201 Leading a Charge 204 Salem Church 208 "Keep Out of the Draft" 211 Night March of Cavalry 214 Kearny Cross 223 The Nation's Ward 234 A Bird's-Nest Bank 247 Cavalry Charge 258 Advance to Gettysburg 263 The Color-Bearer 272 Gettysburg Battle-field 280 With a "Hurrah" They Rush On 296 A Regiment at Dinner 305 Wilderness 317 Spottsylvania 323 The Sanitary Commission in the Hospital 326 North Anna 331 Bayonet Charge 332 Cold Harbor 334 Negroes Coming into the Lines 344 Foraging 348 One Day's Labor, One Day's Income 362 Petersburg, July 17, 1864 365 Petersburg, July 30, 1864 368 Army Corps Chapel Near Petersburg 368 Ruins of Chambersburg 388 A Lay Delegate in the Hospital 390 Edward Everett--Mt Vernon--Savannah--The Capitol 401 Sherman's Bummers 420 Fort Sumter 435 Mississippi River Hospital Steamer 443 Battle Of Fort Sumter 444 Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon 453 Defence of Fort Sumter 456 For Our Flag 461 "John Brown" in Charleston 480 Citizens' Volunteer Hospital 484 Troops Destroying A Railroad 486 Fire Ambulance 498 Humiliation Of Richmond 506 Farragut at Mobile 510 President Lincoln in Richmond 512 Abraham Lincoln 514 U.
Christian Commission 522 Captain Winslow and the Kearsarge--Admiral Farragut 528 Patriot Orphan Home, Flushing, L. 542 Surrender of General Lee 544 General Lee's Farewell 554 Study for a Statue of Lincoln 555 Assassination of Lincoln 556 With a Lavish Hand 558. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's.The item "1885 ABRAHAM LINCOLN CIVIL WAR UNION CONFEDERATE SLAVERY EMANCIPATION GETTYSBURG" is in sale since Sunday, September 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "purplerider1" and is located in Martins Ferry, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Russian federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.