Secession, Coercion, And Civil War; The Story Of 1861

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byJohn Beauchamp Jones

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1861. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "At all events," continued Edith, "if his Lordship persists in the negotiation for a diplomatic residence in the Castle, he must be prepared to make the surrender demanded by General Crook. It is our ultimatum. Major Bim, no doubt, sir, will explain more fully the nature of the article--" "Oh, the breeches?" said Bim, whose attention a moment before had been attracted by the challenges of the sentinel without. "The breeches?" repeated Cute, turning to the Major, while the ladies repaired to the balcony. Bim, while conducting Cute to the gate of the castle wall, made known everything concerning the capture and adventures of Lord Slysir. CHAPTER LXXVII. DESERTIONS TO RAND0LrH. The Commander-in-chief of the Northern army, upon resuming his march from Richmond, strove in vain to bring Randolph to a decisive battle. The President's course had been taken after deliberate consideration. Futile then were the repeated stratagems of Rufflcton to precipitate a general engagement; and equally unsuccessful were the persuasions and remonstrances of many of the President's Southern friends. He knew that the preponderating physical force of the Despot must inevitably be diminished as he ventured farther into the country, and that he could, at the proper moment, concentrate all the patriotism and chivalry of the slave States against the invader. He went still further, and for every thousand men that joined his standard, he detached fifteen hundred from it, and stationed them in the garrisons on the right and left of the invaders, to be in readiness to fall upon their flanks, or to intercept their communications. Thus for days and weeks Randolph retired a,nd Rufflcton pursued. The former presented no serious obstacle to the passage of the Roanoke, or Cape Fear river, but...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1861. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "At all events," continued Edith, "if his Lordship persists in the negotiation for a diplomatic residence in the Castle, he ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217920896

ISBN - 13:9780217920896

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