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authorities in California.—Declares for the Southern Confederacy, and " annexes” 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, . . . . . . . . . . . . 309

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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