Life and Public Services of Edwin M. Stanton - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER XLIV

Operations on the Mississippi River. -- First Movements on Vicksburg by Farragut and Butler.

WHEN Butler established order in New Orleans in April he considered his mission only begun. The opening of the Mississippi River was of the highest importance. The seizure and occupation of New Orleans was of course a great step in that direction. The operations of General Pope on that river, culminating with the capture of Island No. 10 with 7000 prisoners of war, were, for no known reason, brought to an untimely close by an order from General Halleck late in April, that the expedition should be abandoned, and Pope and his forces join the main army in its advance upon Corinth.

On the first day of June, General Butler wrote to Mr. Stanton that he had proposed to coöperate with Admiral Farragut in a movement upon Vicksburg. He wrote that he would send One half of his entire force on the expedition. On the 10th of June, he wrote of the progress of this expedition. On the 28th of June, Farragut wrote to Halleck that he had passed the batteries and was then above Vicksburg with the greatest part of his fleet. He said that the force which General Butler had given him, under Brigadier-General Williams, was too small to attempt to land on the Vicks-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations *
  • Life of Edwin M. Stanton 1
  • Part II - The Secession Winter. -- Stanton in Buch­ Anan's Cabinet 81
  • Chapter XII 81
  • Chapter XIII 94
  • Chapter XIV 106
  • Chapter XV 111
  • Chapter XVI 121
  • Chapter XVII 127
  • Chapter XVIII 131
  • Chapter XIX 142
  • Chapter XX 149
  • Chapter XXI 160
  • Chapter XXII 165
  • Chapter XXIII 176
  • Chapter XXIV 187
  • Part III - Stanton's Discontent. -- Opening of the Rebellion 191
  • Chapter XXV 191
  • Chapter XXVI 197
  • Chapter XXVII 208
  • Chapter XXVIII 212
  • Chapter XXIX 219
  • Chapter XXX 226
  • Part IV - Stanton as Secretary of War 238
  • Chapter XXXI 238
  • Chapter XXXII 246
  • Chapter XXXIII 250
  • Chapter XXXIV 255
  • Chapter XXXV 258
  • Chapter XXXVI 262
  • Chapter XXXVII 268
  • Chapter XXXVIII 277
  • Chapter Xxxix 283
  • Chapter XL 288
  • Chapter XLI - The Capture of Memphis. 297
  • Chapter XLII 300
  • Chapter XLIII 313
  • Chapter XLIV 321
  • Part V - Mcclellan's Peninsular Campaign and His Preliminary Movements 326
  • Chapter XLV 326
  • Chapter XLVI 336
  • Chapter XLVII 345
  • Chapter XLVIII 350
  • Chapter Xlix 360
  • Chapter L 366
  • Chapter LI 376
  • Chapter LII 381
  • Chapter LIII 391
  • Chapter Liv 398
  • Chapter LV 403
  • Chapter LVI 414
  • Chapter LVII 425
  • Chapter LIX 440
  • Chapter LX - The Seven Days' Battles. 447
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