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ILLUSTRATIONS

“LET US HAVE PEACE"-APPOMAT.
TOX, 1865

From the painting by Ferris. In the
Ferris Collection of American Historical

Paintings. Copyright, J. L. G. Ferris. Frontispiece
NORTH AND SOUTH IN 1861

Map by W. L. G. Joerg, American Geo-
graphical Society.

Facing page

64

CIVIL WAR: CAMPAIGNS OF 1862

Map by W. L. G. Joerg, American Geo-
graphical Society.

160

CIVIL WAR: VIRGINIA CAMPAIGNS,
1862

Map by W. L. G. Joerg, American Geo-
graphical Society.

208

CIVIL WAR: CAMPAIGNS OF 1863

Map by W. L. G. Joerg, American Geo-
graphical Society.

304

CIVIL WAR: CAMPAIGNS OF 1864

Map by W. L. G. Joerg, American Geo-
graphical Society.

376

CAPTAINS OF THE CIVIL WAR

CHAPTER I

THE CLASH: 1861

STATES which claimed a sovereign right to secede from the Union naturally claimed the corresponding right to resume possession of all the land they had ceded to that Union's Government for the use of its naval and military posts. So South Carolina, after leading the way to secession on December 20, 1860, at once began to work for the retrocession of the forts defending her famous cotton port of Charleston. These defenses, being of vital consequence to both sides, were soon to attract the strained attention of the whole country.

There were three minor forts: Castle Pinckney, dozing away, in charge of a solitary sergeant, on an island less than a mile from the city; Fort Moultrie, feebly garrisoned and completely at the mercy of

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