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The officers stragglers at length, made up their figures on the march. Scholars and their figures often confusion of war was not confined to the celebrated battle of July 21, 1861. McDowell lost his command, though the Union fiasco at Bull not his fault especially, and General McClellan took troops near Washington. Congress authorized an three-year ing, men and a larger navy. A master at Run was command of the army of 500,000 organization and train- McClellan toiled ceaselessly whipping recruits into shape.
Es, took office on March tall and plain-spoken and fond of Born in Kentucky, raised on 1861. 4, the fast-changing frontier, self-educated, he had practiced law served in the Illinois state legislature Congress (1847-49). His debates sectionalism Presidency. Even and for one term he repeated the Presidential oath, the month-old Confeder- as call for 100,000 volunteers. But Lincoln did not consider the seven seceded states as actually having left gural Address, he uttered a heartfelt appeal to may have was too It harbor late.
And I strolled into the mid- 19th cen- Main Street and Church Street; village green and town square; gabled and corniced early Victorian houses with fine wide porches; white-pillared courthouses and mansions. Massachusetts provided a delightful example of the continuity between Civil War times and ours. I came upon it driving west from tury: Springfield into the time-rounded upthrusts of the Berkshire Hills. Nestling in a secluded valley, little changed from the day it was in- corporated 1850, (hum.