A Grammar School History Of The United States; To Which Are Added The Constitution Of The United…

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byJohn Jacob Anderson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...What addition was made to the Union navy in 1861? What is said ol the blockade? Of specie payments? Of the circulating medium? Of gold dred vessels. This whole force was required in blockading Southern ports; and, as it was increased in the three succeeding years, the blockade became more effective. A general suspension of specie payments by the banks of the North having taken place, specie circulation soon gave way to that of paper, and gold became an article of merchandise commanding a high premium. 30. Events Of 1862.--At Cairo (ka'-rd) the Union troops established a base of operations, Gen. Grant being in command. From a point on the Mississippi, a few miles below Cairo, the whole river to its mouth was in possession of the Confederates, and great preparations were made by both parties, one to retain and the other to gain the mastery of the river. 31. The Confederates had also a line of defences from the Mississippi to Cumberland Gap, with strong positions at Columbus, Bowling Green, Fort Henry, Fort Donel-son, and near Mill Spring. In January, 1862, Gen. Buell was in command of a Federal department, with his headquarters at Louisville. A division of his army, under Gen. Geo. II. Thomas, gained a brilliant victory at Mill Spring, Jan. 19th, the defeated party escaping further loss by crossing the Cumberland. 32. In February, Commodore Foote, commanding a fleet of gunboats, sailed up the Tennessee, and, on the 6th, reduced Fort Henry. Bowling Green was soon after abandoned. On the 16th, Gen. Grant, with the co-operation of the fleet, effected the important capture of Fort Map Questions.--(p. 174.) Where is Cumberland Gap? Mill Spring? Louisville? Roanoke Island? Elizabeth City? Columbus? (p. Ifi5.) Bowling Green? Fort Henry? Fort...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...What addition was made to the Union navy in 1861? What is said ol the blockade? Of specie payments? Of the circ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217423604

ISBN - 13:9780217423601

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