American History Stories, Volume IV by Mara L. Pratt

By Mara L. Pratt

Tales of the good clash from the time Lincoln turned president and the southern states seceded, throughout the battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, till the shut of the battle. contains poems, songs, and illustrations commemorating the occasions. compatible for a long time eight and up.

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The mob itself stood still before its awful work! But only for a moment; then with yells of rage and threats of revenge, they fell upon the troops, surrounded the cars, filling the air with howls and curses. Amid this terrible scene the cars rolled out of the depot. Three of the soldiers had been killed, and there were eighteen wounded. PASSING THROUGH BALTIMORE Federal Hill DURING all this time the Confederates had been threatening to attack Washington, and tear down the Union flag from the Capitol.

The Southern Confederacy. SOUTH CAROLINA OLD VIRGINIA GEORGIA TENNESSEE ALABAMA ARKANSAS LOUISIANA FLORIDA NORTH CAROLINA MISSISSIPPI. TEXAS President of the Confederacy JEFFERSON DAVIS Young Colonel Ellsworth THERE was a great deal of threatening all this time against the Union troops if they should dare set foot upon the "sacred soil of Old Virginia" as the Southerners called it. But for all that, the Government saw fit very early in 1861 to send troops into that very State. The "New York Zouaves," led by Colonel Ellsworth, were the first to enter.

Accordingly, he marched to Baltimore; and one night, when the sky was black and the rain was pouring, the wind howling, the lightning flashing and the thunder mumbling and rolling on every side, up he marched with his men and his cannon to the top of Federal Hill. " The Secessionists understood the language of the cannons, and from that time the Union soldiers marched in peace through the city of Baltimore. The Confederate States THE States that first withdrew from the Union were States farthest removed from the North.

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