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Title: Index of the Project Gutenberg Works of John McElroy
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WORKS OF

JOHN McELROY


CONTENTS

##  ANDERSONVILLE

##  UNCLE DANIEL

##  THE STRUGGLE FOR MISSOURI

##  THE RED ACORN

##  SI KLEGG, BOOK 1 (OF 6)

##  SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)

##  SI KLEGG, BOOK 3 (OF 6)

##  SI KLEGG, BOOK 4 (OF 6)

##  SI KLEGG, BOOK 5 (OF 6)

##  SI KLEGG, BOOK 6 (OF 6)

THE ECONOMIC FUNCTIONS OF VICE



TABLES OF CONTENTS OF VOLUMES



ANDERSONVILLE
A STORY OF REBEL MILITARY PRISONS
FIFTEEN MONTHS A GUEST OF THE SO-CALLED SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY
A Private Soldiers Experience In Richmond, Andersonville,
Savannah, Millen Blackshear And Florence
By John McElroy


CONTENTS:
INTRODUCTION
AUTHOR'S PREFACE
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
CHAPTER I.	A STRANGE LAND--THE HEART OF THE APPALACHIANS--THE GATEWAY OF AN EMPIRE --A SEQUESTERED VALE, AND A PRIMITIVE, ARCADIAN, NON-PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE.
CHAPTER II.	SCARCITY OF FOOD FOR THE ARMY--RAID FOR FORAGE--ENCOUNTER WIT THE REBELS --SHARP CAVALRY FIGHT--DEFEAT OF THE “JOHNNIES"--POWELL'S VALLEY OPENED UP.
CHAPTER III.	LIVING OFF THE ENEMY--REVELING IN THE FATNESS OF THE COUNTRY--SOLDIERLY PURVEYING AND CAMP COOKERY--SUSCEPTIBLE TEAMSTERS AND THEIR TENDENCY TO FLIGHTINESS--MAKING SOLDIER'S BED.
CHAPTER IV.	A BITTER COLD MORNING AND A WARM AWAKENING--TROUBLE ALL ALONG THE LINE-- FIERCE CONFLICTS, ASSAULTS AND DEFENSE--PROLONGED AND DESPERATE STRUGGLE ENDING WITH A SURRENDER.
CHAPTER V.	THE REACTION--DEPRESSION--BITTING COLD--SHARP HUNGER AND SAD REFLEXION.
CHAPTER VI.	“ON TO RICHMOND!”--MARCHING ON FOOT OVER THE MOUNTAINS--MY HORSE HAS A NEW RIDER--UNSOPHISTICATED MOUNTAIN GIRLS--DISCUSSING THE ISSUES OF THE WAR--PARTING WITH “HIATOGA
CHAPTER VII.	ENTERING RICHMOND--DISAPPOINTMENT AT ITS APPEARANCE--EVERYBODY IN UNIFORM--CURLED DARLINGS OF THE CAPITAL--THE REBEL FLAG--LIBBY PRISON-- DICK TURNER--SEARCHING THE NEW COMERS.
CHAPTER VIII.	INTRODUCTION TO PRISON LIFE--THE PEMBERTON BUILDING AND ITS OCCUPANTS-- NEAT SAILORS--ROLL CALL--RATIONS AND CLOTHING--CHIVALRIC “CONFISCATION.”
CHAPTER IX.	BRANS OR PEAS--INSUFFICIENCY OF DARKY TESTIMONY--A GUARD KILLS A PRISONER--PRISONERS TEAZE THE GUARDS--DESPERATE OUTBREAK.
CHAPTER X.	THE EXCHANGE AND THE CAUSE OF ITS INTERRUPTION--BRIEF RESUME OF THE DIFFERENT CARTELS, AND THE DIFFICULTIES THAT LED TO THEIR SUSPENSION.
CHAPTER XI.	PUTTING IN THE TIME--RATIONS--COOKING UTENSILS--“FIAT SOUP--“SPOONING"-- AFRICAN NEWSPAPER VENDERS--TRADING GREENBACKS FOR CONFEDERATE MONEY-- VISIT FROM JOHN MORGAN.
CHAPTER XII.	REMARKS AS TO NOMENCLATURE--VACC1NATION AND ITS EFFECTS--“N'YAARKER'S,"-- THEIR CHARACTERISTICS AND THEIR METHODS OF OPERATING.
CHAPTER XIII.	BELLE ISLE--TERRIBLE SUFFERING FROM COLD AND HUNGER--FATE OF LIEUTENANT BOISSEUX'S DOG--OUR COMPANY MYSTERY--TERMINATION OF ALL HOPES OF ITS SOLUTION.
CHAPTER XIV.	HOPING FOR EXCHANGE--AN EXPOSITION OF THE DOCTRINE OF CHANCES-- OFF FOR ANDERSONVILLE--UNCERTAINTY AS TO OUR DESTINATION--ARRIVAL AT ANDERSONVILLE.
CHAPTER XV.	GEORGIA--A LEAN AND HUNGRY LAND--DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UPPER AND LOWER GEORGIA--THE PILLAGE OF ANDERSONVILLE.
CHAPTER XVI.	WAKING UP IN ANDERSONVILLE--SOME DESCRIPTION OF THE PLACE--OUR FIRST MAIL--BUILDING SHELTER--GEN. WINDER--HIMSELF AND LINEAGE.
CHAPTER XVII.	THE PLANTATION NEGROS--NOT STUPID TO BE LOYAL--THEIR DITHYRAMBIC MUSIC-- COPPERHEAD OPINION OF LONGFELLOW.
CHAPTER XVIII.	SCHEMES AND PLANS TO ESCAPE--SCALING THE STOCKADE--ESTABLISHING THE DEAD LINE--THE FIRST MAN KILLED.

CHAPTER XIX.	CAPT. HENRI WIRZ--SOME DESCRIPTION OF A SMALL-MINDED PERSONAGE, WHO GAINED GREAT NOTORIETY--FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH HIS DISCIPLINARY METHOD.
CHAPTER XX.	PRIZE-FIGHT AMONG THE N'YAARKERS--A GREAT MANY FORMALITIES, AND LITTLE BLOOD SPILT--A FUTILE ATTEMPT TO RECOVER A WATCH--DEFEAT OF THE LAW AND ORDER PARTY.
CHAPTER XXI.	DIMINISHING RATIONS--A DEADLY COLD RAIN--HOVERING OVER PITCH PINE FIRES --INCREASE ON MORTALITY--A THEORY OF HEALTH.
CHAPTER XXII.	DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALABAMIANS AND GEORGIANS--DEATH OF “POLL PARROTT"-- A GOOD JOKE UPON THE GUARD--A BRUTAL RASCAL.
CHAPTER XXIII.	A NEW LOT OF PRISONERS--THE BATTLE OF OOLUSTEE--MEN SACRIFICED TO A GENERAL'S INCOMPETENCY--A HOODLUM REINFORCEMENT--A QUEER CROWD-- MISTREATMENT OF AN OFFICER OF A COLORED REGIMENT--KILLING THE SERGEANT OF A NEGRO SQUAD.
CHAPTER XXIV.	APRIL--LONGING TO GET OUT--THE DEATH RATE--THE PLAGUE OF LICE --THE SO-CALLED HOSPITAL.
CHAPTER XXV.	THE “PLYMOUTH PILGRIMS"--SAD TRANSITION FROM COMFORTABLE BARRACKS TO ANDERSONVILLE--A CRAZED PENNSYLVANIAN--DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUTLER BUSINESS.
CHAPTER XXVI.	LONGINGS FOR GOD'S COUNTRY--CONSIDERATIONS OF THE METHODS OF GETTING THERE--EXCHANGE AND ESCAPE--DIGGING TUNNELS, AND THE DIFFICULTIES CONNECTED THEREWITH--PUNISHMENT OF A TRAITOR.
CHAPTER XXVII.	THE HOUNDS, AND THE DIFFICULTIES THEY PUT IN THE WAY OF ESCAPE-- THE WHOLE SOUTH PATROLLED BY THEM.
CHAPTER XXVIII.	MAY--INFLUX OF NEW PRISONERS--DISPARITY IN NUMBERS BETWEEN THE EASTERN AND WESTERN ARMIES--TERRIBLE CROWDING--SLAUGHTER OF MEN AT THE CREEK.
CHAPTER XXIX.	SOME DISTINCTION BETWEEN SOLDIERLY DUTY AND MURDER--A PLOT TO ESCAPE-- IT IS REVEALED AND FRUSTRATED.
CHAPTER XXX.	JUNE--POSSIBILITIES OF A MURDEROUS CANNONADE--WHAT WAS PROPOSED TO BE DONE IN THAT EVENT--A FALSE ALARM--DETERIORATION OF THE RATIONS-- FEARFUL INCREASE OF MORTALITY.
CHAPTER XXXI.	DYING BY INCHES--SEITZ, THE SLOW, AND HIS DEATH--STIGGALL AND EMERSON-- RAVAGES ON THE SCURVY.
CHAPTER XXXII.	“OLE BOO,” AND “OLE SOL, THE HAYMAKER"--A FETID, BURNING DESERT--NOISOME WATER, AND THE EFFECTS OF DRINKING IT--STEALING SOFT SOAP.
CHAPTER XXXIII.	“POUR PASSER LE TEMPS"--A SET OF CHESSMEN PROCURED UNDER DIFFICULTIES-- RELIGIOUS SERVICES--THE DEVOTED PRIEST--WAR SONG.
CHAPTER XXXIV.	MAGGOTS, LICE AND RAIDERS--PRACTICES OF THESE HUMAN VERMIN--PLUNDERING THE SICK AND DYING--NIGHT ATTACKS, AND BATTLES BY DAY--HARD TIMES FOR THE SMALL TRADERS.
CHAPTER XXXV.	A COMMUNITY WITHOUT GOVERNMENT--FORMATION OF THE REGULATORS--RAIDERS ATTACK KEY BUT ARE BLUFFED OFF--ASSAULT OF THE REGULATORS ON THE RAIDERS --DESPERATE BATTLE--OVERTHROW OF THE RAIDERS.
CHAPTER XXXVI.	WHY THE REGULATORS WERE NOT ASSISTED BY THE ENTIRE CAMP--PECULIARITIES OF BOYS FROM DIFFERENT SECTIONS--HUNTING THE RAIDERS DOWN--EXPLOITS OF MY LEFT-HANDED LIEUTENANT--RUNNING THE GAUNTLET.
CHAPTER XXXVII.	THE EXECUTION--BUILDING THE SCAFFOLD--DOUBTS OF THE CAMP-CAPTAIN WIRZ THINKS IT IS PROBABLY A RUSE TO FORCE THE STOCKADE--HIS PREPARATIONS AGAINST SUCH AN ATTEMPT--ENTRANCE OF THE DOOMED ONES--THEY REALIZE THEIR FATE--ONE MAKES A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE--HIS RECAPTURE--INTENSE EXCITEMENT--WIRZ ORDERS THE GUNS TO OPEN--FORTUNATELY THEY DO NOT--THE SIX ARE HANGED--ONE BREAKS HIS ROPE--SCENE WHEN THE RAIDERS ARE CUT DOWN.
CHAPTER XXXVIII.	AFTER THE EXECUTION--FORMATION OF A POLICE FORCE--ITS FIRST CHIEF-- “SPANKING” AN OFFENDER.
CHAPTER XXXIX.	JULY--THE PRISON BECOMES MORE CROWDED, THE WEATHER HOTTER, NATIONS POORER, AND MORTALITY GREATER--SOME OF THE PHENOMENA OF SUFFERING AND DEATH.
CHAPTER XL.	THE BATTLE OF THE 22D OF JULY--THE ARMS OF THE TENNESSEE ASSAULTED FRONT AND REAR--DEATH OF GENERAL MCPHERSON--ASSUMPTION OF COMMAND BY GENERAL LOGAN--RESULT OF THE BATTLE.
CHAPTER XLI.	CLOTHING: ITS RAPID DETERIORATION, AND DEVICES TO REPLENISH IT--DESPERATE EFFORTS TO COVER NAKEDNESS--“LITTLE RED CAP” AND HIS LETTER.
CHAPTER XLII.	SOME FEATURES OF THE MORTALITY--PERCENTAGE OF DEATHS TO THOSE LIVING-- AN AVERAGE MEAN ONLY STANDS THE MISERY THREE MONTHS--DESCRIPTION OF THE PRISON AND THE CONDITION OF THE MEN THEREIN, BY A LEADING SCIENTIFIC MAN OF THE SOUTH.
CHAPTER XLIII.	DIFFICULTY OF EXERCISING--EMBARRASSMENTS OF A MORNING WALK--THE RIALTO OF THE PRISON--CURSING THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY--THE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF SPOTTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE.
CHAPTER XLIV.	REBEL MUSIC--SINGULAR LACK OF THE CREATIVE POWER AMONG THE SOUTHERNERS-- CONTRAST WITH SIMILAR PEOPLE ELSEWHERE--THEIR FAVORITE MUSIC, AND WHERE IT WAS BORROWED FROM--A FIFER WITH ONE TUNE.
CHAPTER XLV.	AUGUST--NEEDLES STUCK IN PUMPKIN SEEDS--SOME PHENOMENA OF STARVATION-- RIOTING IN REMEMBERED LUXURIES.
CHAPTER XLVI.	SURLY BRITON--THE STOLID COURAGE THAT MAKES THE ENGLISH FLAG A BANNER OF TRIUMPH--OUR COMPANY BUGLER, HIS CHARACTERISTICS AND HIS DEATH--URGENT DEMAND FOR MECHANICS--NONE WANT TO GO--TREATMENT OF A REBEL SHOEMAKER-- ENLARGEMENT OF THE STOCKADE--IT IS BROKEN BY A STORM-- THE WONDERFUL SPRING.
CHAPTER XLVII.	“SICK CALL,” AND THE SCENES THAT ACCOMPANIED IT--MUSTERING THE LAME, HALT AND DISEASED AT THE SOUTH GATE--AN UNUSUALLY BAD CASE--GOING OUT TO THE HOSPITAL--ACCOMMODATION AND TREATMENT OF THE PATIENTS THERE--THE HORRIBLE SUFFERING IN THE GANGRENE WARD--BUNGLING AMPUTATIONS BY BLUNDERING PRACTITIONERS--AFFECTION BETWEEN A SAILOR AND HIS WARD-- DEATH OF MY COMRADE.
CHAPTER XLVIII.	DETERMINATION TO ESCAPE--DIFFERENT PLANS AND THEIR MERITS--I PREFER THE APPALACHICOLA ROUTE--PREPARATIONS FOR DEPARTURE--A HOT DAY--THE FENCE PASSED SUCCESSFULLY PURSUED BY THE HOUNDS--CAUGHT-- RETURNED TO THE STOCKADE.
CHAPTER XLIX.	AUGUST--GOOD LUCK IN NOT MEETING CAPTAIN WIRZ--THAT WORTHY'S TREATMENT OF RECAPTURED PRISONERS--SECRET SOCIETIES IN PRISON--SINGULAR MEETING AND ITS RESULT--DISCOVERY AND REMOVAL OF THE OFFICERS AMONG THE ENLISTED MEN.
CHAPTER L	FOOD--THE MEAGERNESS, INFERIOR QUALITY, AND TERRIBLE SAMENESS-- REBEL TESTIMONY ON THE SUBJECT--FUTILITY OF SUCCESSFUL EXPLANATION.
CHAPTER LI.	SOLICITUDE AS TO THE FATE OF ATLANTA AND SHERMAN'S ARMY--PAUCITY OF NEWS --HOW WE HEARD THAT ATLANTA HAD FALLEN--ANNOUNCEMENT OF A GENERAL EXCHANGE--WE LEAVE ANDERSONVILLE.
CHAPTER LII.	SAVANNAH--DEVICES TO OBTAIN MATERIALS FOR A TENT--THEIR ULTIMATE SUCCESS --RESUMPTION OF TUNNELING--ESCAPING BY WHOLESALE AND BEING RECAPTURED EN MASSE--THE OBSTACLES THAT LAY BETWEEN US AND OUR LINES.
CHAPTER LIII.	FRANK REVERSTOCK'S ATTEMPT AT ESCAPE--PASSING OFF AS REBEL BOY HE REACHES GRISWOLDVILLE BY RAIL, AND THEN STRIKES ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR SHERMAN, BUT IS CAUGHT WITHIN TWENTY MILES OF OUR LINES.
CHAPTER LIV.	SAVANNAH PROVES TO BE A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER--ESCAPE FROM THE BRATS OF GUARDS--COMPARISON BETWEEN WIRZ AND DAVIS--A BRIEF INTERVAL OF GOOD RATIONS--WINDER, THE MAN WITH THE EVIL EYE-- THE DISLOYAL WORK OF A SHYSTER.
CHAPTER LV.	WHY WE WERE HURRIED OUT OF ANDERSONVILLE--THE OF THE FALL OF ATLANTA-- OUR LONGING TO HEAR THE NEWS--ARRIVAL OF SOME FRESH FISH--HOW WE KNEW THEY WERE WESTERN BOYS--DIFFERENCE IN THE APPEARANCE OF THE SOLDIERS OF THE TWO ARMIES.
CHAPTER LVI.	WHAT CAUSED THE FALL OF ATLANTA--A DISSERTATION UPON AN IMPORTANT PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEM--THE BATTLE OF JONESBORO--WHY IT WAS FOUGHT-- HOW SHERMAN DECEIVED HOOD--A DESPERATE BAYONET CHARGE, AND THE ONLY SUCCESSFUL ONE IN THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN--A GALLANT COLONEL AND HOW HE DIED--THE HEROISM OF SOME ENLISTED MEN--GOING CALMLY INTO CERTAIN DEATH.
CHAPTER LVII.	A FAIR SACRIFICE--THE STORY OF ONE BOY WHO WILLINGLY GAVE HIS YOUNG LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY.
CHAPTER LVIII.	WE LEAVE SAVANNAH--MORE HOPES OF EXCHANGE--SCENES AT DEPARTURE-- “FLANKERS"--ON THE BACK TRACK TOWARD ANDERSONVILLE--ALARM THEREAT-- AT THE PARTING OF TWO WAYS--WE FINALLY BRING UP AT CAMP LAWTON.
CHAPTER LIX.	OUR NEW QUARTERS AT CAMP LAWTON--BUILDING A HUT--AN EXCEPTIONAL COMMANDANT--HE IS a GOOD MAN, BUT WILL TAKE BRIBES--RATIONS.
CHAPTER LX.	THE RAIDERS REAPPEAR ON THE SCENE--THE ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE THOSE WHO WERE CONCERNED IN THE EXECUTION--A COUPLE OF LIVELY FIGHTS, IN WHICH THE RAIDERS ARE DEFEATED--HOLDING AN ELECTION.
CHAPTER LXI.	THE REBELS FORMALLY PROPOSE TO US TO DESERT TO THEM--CONTUMELIOUS TREATMENT OF THE PROPOSITION--THEIR RAGE--AN EXCITING TIME--AN OUTBREAK THREATENED--DIFFICULTIES ATTENDING DESERTION TO THE REBELS.
CHAPTER LXII.	SERGEANT LEROY L. KEY--HIS ADVENTURES SUBSEQUENT TO THE EXECUTIONS-- HE GOES OUTSIDE AT ANDERSONVILLE ON PAROLE--LABORS IN THE COOK-HOUSE-- ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE--IS RECAPTURED AND TAKEN TO MACON--ESCAPES FROM THERE, BUT IS COMPELLED TO RETURN--IS FINALLY EXCHANGED AT SAVANNAH.
CHAPTER LXIII.	DREARY WEATHER--THE COLD RAINS DISTRESS ALL AND KILL HUNDREDS--EXCHANGE OF TEN THOUSAND SICK--CAPTAIN BOWES TURNS A PRETTY, BUT NOT VERY HONEST, PENNY.
CHAPTER LXIV	ANOTHER REMOVAL--SHERMAN'S ADVANCE SCARES THE REBELS INTO RUNNING US AWAY FROM MILLEN--WE ARE TAKEN TO SAVANNAH, AND THENCE DOWN THE ATLANTIC & GULF ROAD TO BLACKSHEAR
CHAPTER LXV.	BLACKSHEAR AND PIERCE COUNTRY--WE TAKE UP NEW QUARTERS, BUT ARE CALLED OUT FOR EXCHANGE--EXCITEMENT OVER SIGNING THE PAROLE--A HAPPY JOURNEY TO SAVANNAH--GRIEVOUS DISAPPOINTMENT
CHAPTER LXVI.	SPECIMEN CONVERSATION WITH AN AVERAGE NATIVE GEORGIAN--WE LEARN THAT SHERMAN IS HEADING FOR SAVANNAH--THE RESERVES GET A LITTLE SETTLING DOWN.
CHAPTER LXVII.	OFF TO CHARLESTON--PASSING THROUGH THE RICE SWAMPS--TWO EXTREMES OF SOCIETY--ENTRY INTO CHARLESTON--LEISURELY WARFARE--SHELLING THE CITY AT REGULAR INTERVALS--WE CAMP IN A MASS OF RUINS--DEPARTURE FOR FLORENCE.
CHAPTER LXVIII.	FIRST DAYS AT FLORENCE--INTRODUCTION TO LIEUTENANT BARRETT, THE RED- HEADED KEEPER--A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF OUR NEW QUARTERS--WINDERS MALIGN INFLUENCE MANIFEST.
CHAPTER LXIX.	BARRETT'S INSANE CRUELTY--HOW HE PUNISHED THOSE ALLEGED TO BE ENGAGED IN TUNNELING--THE MISERY IN THE STOCKADE--MEN'S LIMBS ROTTING OFF WITH DRY GANGRENE.
CHAPTER LXX.	HOUSE AND CLOTHES--EFFORTS TO ERECT A SUITABLE RESIDENCE--DIFFICULTIES ATTENDING THIS--VARIETIES OF FLORENTINE ARCHITECTURE--WAITING FOR DEAD MEN'S CLOTHES--CRAVING FOR TOBACCO.
CHAPTER LXXI.	DECEMBER--RATIONS OF WOOD AND FOOD GROW LESS DAILY--UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE MORTALITY AT FLORENCE--EVEN THE GOVERNMENT'S STATISTICS ARE VERY DEFICIENT--CARE FOB THE SICK.
CHAPTER LXXII.	DULL WINTER DAYS--TOO WEAK AND TOO STUPID To AMUSE OURSELVES--ATTEMPTS OF THE REBELS TO RECRUIT US INTO THEIR ARMY--THE CLASS OF MEN THEY OBTAINED --VENGEANCE ON “THE GALVANIZED"--A SINGULAR EXPERIENCE--RARE GLIMPSES OF FUN--INABILITY OF THE REBELS TO COUNT.
CHAPTER LXXIII.	CHRISTMAS--AND THE WAY THE WAS PASSED--THE DAILY ROUTINE OF RATION DRAWING--SOME PECULIARITIES OF LIVING AND DYING.
CHAPTER LXXIV.	NEW YEAR'S DAY--DEATH OF JOHN H. WINDER--HE DIES ON HIS WAY TO A DINNER --SOMETHING AS TO CHARACTER AND CAREER--ONE OF THE WORST MEN THAT EVER LIVED.
CHAPTER LXXV.	ONE INSTANCE OF A SUCCESSFUL ESCAPE--THE ADVENTURES OF SERGEANT WALTER HARTSOUGH, OF COMPANY K, SIXTEENTH ILLINOIS CAVALRY--HE GETS AWAY FROM THE REBELS AT THOMASVILLE, AND AFTER A TOILSOME AND DANGEROUS JOURNEY OF SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES, REACHES OUR LINES IN FLORIDA.
CHAPTER LXXVI	THE PECULIAR TYPE OF INSANITY PREVALENT AT FLORENCE--BARRETT'S WANTONNESS OF CRUELTY--WE LEARN OF SHERMAN'S ADVANCE INTO SOUTH CAROLINA--THE REBELS BEGIN MOVING THE PRISONERS AWAY--ANDREWS AND I CHANGE OUR TACTICS, AND STAY BEHIND--ARRIVAL OF FIVE PRISONERS FROM SHERMAN'S COMMAND--THEIR UNBOUNDED CONFIDENCE IN SHERMAN'S SUCCESS, AND ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECT UPON US.
CHAPTER LXXVII	FRUITLESS WAITING FOR SHERMAN--WE LEAVE FLORENCE--INTELLIGENCE OF THE FALL OF WILMINGTON COMMUNICATED TO US BY A SLAVE--THE TURPENTINE REGION OF NORTH CAROLINA--WE COME UPON A REBEL LINE OF BATTLE--YANKEES AT BOTH ENDS OF THE ROAD.
CHAPTER LXXVIII.	RETURN TO FLORENCE AND A SHORT SOJOURN THERE--OFF TOWARDS WILMINGTON AGAIN--CRUISING A REBEL OFFICER'S LUNCH--SIGNS OF APPROACHING OUR LINES --TERROR OF OUR RASCALLY GUARDS--ENTRANCE INTO GOD'S COUNTRY AT LAST.
CHAPTER LXXIX.	GETTING USED TO FREEDOM--DELIGHTS OF A LAND WHERE THERE IS ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING--FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE OLD FLAG--WILMINGTON AND ITS HISTORY --LIEUTENANT CUSHING--FIRST ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE COLORED TROOPS--LEAVING FOR HOME--DESTRUCTION OF THE “THORN” BY A TORPEDO--THE MOCK MONITOR'S ACHIEVEMENT.
CHAPTER LXXX	VISIT TO FORT FISHER, AND INSPECTION OF THAT STRONGHOLD--THE WAY IT WAS CAPTURED--OUT ON THE OCEAN SAILING--TERRIBLY SEASICK--RAPID RECOVERY-- ARRIVAL AT ANNAPOLIS--WASHED, CLOTHED AND FED--UNBOUNDED LUXURY, AND DAYS OF UNADULTERATED HAPPINESS.
CHAPTER LXXXII.	CAPTAIN WIRZ THE ONLY ONE OF THE PRISON-KEEPERS PUNISHED--HIS ARREST, TRIAL AND EXECUTION.
CHAPTER LXXXIII.	THE RESPONSIBILITY--WHO WAS TO BLAME FOR ALL THE MISERY--AN EXAMINATION OF THE FLIMSY EXCUSES MADE FOR THE REBELS--ONE DOCUMENT THAT CONVICTS THEM--WHAT IS DESIRED.

ILLUSTRATIONS
1. Frontpiece
2. “War"
8. Cumberland Gap, Looking Eastward
4. A Cavalry Squad
5. The 'Rebels Marching Through Jonesville
6. 'Leven Yards Killing the Rebel
7. A Scared Mule Driver
8. Bugler Sounding “Taps"
9. Company L Gathering to Meet the Rebel Attack
10. The Major Refuses to Surrender
11. Ned Johnson Trying to Kill the Rebel Colonel
12. Girls Astonished at the Jacket Tabs
14. An East Tennesseean
15. A Rebel Dandy
17. Turner in Quest of British Gold
18. Barnacle backs Discouraging a Visit from a Soldier
19. Ross Calling the Roll
20. An Evening's Amusement with the Guards
21. Prisoners' Culinary Outfit
23. Skimming, the Bugs From My Soup
23. “Spooning"
24. A Richmond News Boy
25. “Say, Guard: Do You Want to Buy Some Greenbacks?"
26. A “N'Yaarker"
27. Decoying Boisseux's Dog to Its Death
28. The Dead Scotchman
29. Map of Georgia, South Carolina and part of North Carolina
30. Cooking Rations
31. General John W. Winder
32. A Field hand
33. Scaling the Stockade
34. Captain llenri Wirz
35. The Prize-fight for the Skillet
36. Killing Lice by Singeing
37. Stripping the Dead for Clothes
38. A Plymouth Pilgrim
40. Midnight Attack of the Raiders
41. Ignominious End of a Tunnel Enterprize
42. Tunneling
43. Tattooing the Tunnel Traitor
44. Overpowering a Guard
45. A Master of the Hounds
46. Hounds Tearing a Prisoner
47. Shot at the Creek by the Guard
48. Cooking Mush
49. Seitz on Horseback
50. Finding Seitz Dead
51. A Case of Scurvy
52. Confiscating Soft Soap
63. Religious Services
54. The Priest Anointing the Dying
55. Raider Fight with one of Ellett's Marine Brigade
56. Key Bluffing His Would-be Assassins
67. Rebel Artillerists Training the Cannon on the Prison
58. Overthrow of the Raiders
59. Arrest of Pete Donnelly
60. Death of the Sailor
61. Execution of the Raiders
63. Sergeant A. R, Hill, 100th O. V. I.
63. “Spanking” a Thief
64. The Wounded Illinois Sergeant
65. The Idiotic Flute-Player
66. One of Sherman's “Veterans"
67. “You Hear Me"
68. Logan Taking Command of the Army of the Tennessee
69. Death of M'Pherson
70. The Work of a Shell
71. The Fight for the Flag
72. In the Rifle-pit After the Battle
73. Taken In
74. The Author's Appearance on Entering Prison
75. His Appearance in July, 1864
76. Little Red Cap
77. “Fresh Fish"
78. Interior of the Stockade, Viewed from the Southwest
79. Burying the Dead
80. The Graveyard at Andersonville, as the Rebels Left It
81. Denouncing the Southern Confederacy
82. The Charge
83. “Flagstaff"
84. Nursing a Sick Comrade
65. A Dream
86. The English Bugler
87. The Break in the Stockade
88. At the Spring
89. Morning Assemblage of Sick at the South Gate
91. Old Sailor and Chicken
92. Death of Watts
93. Planning Escape
94. Our Progress was Terribly Slow--Every Step Hurt Fearfully
95. “Come Ashore, There, Quick"
96. He Shrieked Imprecations and Curses
97. The Chain Gang
98. Interior of the Stockade--The Creek at the East Side
99. A Section from the East Side of the Prison Showing the Dead Line
100. “Half-past Eight O'clock, and Atlanta's Gone to H--l!”
101. Off for “God's Country"
102. Georgian Development of the “Proud Caucasian"
103. It was Very Unpleasant When a Storm Came Up
104. When We Matched Our Intellects Against a Rebel's
107. His New Idea was to have a Heavily Laden Cart Driven Around Inside the Dead Line
108. They Stood Around the Gate and Yelled Derisively
110. “See Heah; You Must Stand Back!”
111. He Bade Them Goodbye
112. “Wha-ah-ye!”
114. One of Ferguson's Cavalry
115. Then the Clear Blue Eyes and Well-remembered Smile
117. Millen
118. A House Builded With Our Own Own Hands
119. Our First Meat
120. A Lucky Find
121. Sergeant L. L. Key
124. “Where Are You Going, You D--d Yank?"
127. “Who Mout These Be?"
128. A Roadside View
129. The Charleston & Savannah Railroad
131. A Rice Field Girl
132. A Rice Swamp
133. A Scene in the “Burnt District"
134. The Part Where We Lay Was a Mass of Ruins
135. Ruins of St. Finbar Cathedral
136. The Unlucky Negro Fell, Pierced by a Score of Bullets
137. Recapture of the Runaways
139. “Take These Shears and Cut My Toes Off"
140. Corporal John W. January
142. Andrews Managed to Fish Out the Bag and Pass to Me Three Roasted Chickens
143. In God's Country at Last
144. Map of Wilmington and Neighborhood
148. The Infantry Assault on Fort Fisher
149. They Removed Every Trace of Prison Grime
152. Trial of Captain Wirz
153. Execution of Captain Wirz
154. “Peace"



UNCLE DANIEL'S STORY OF “TOM” ANDERSON
AND
Twenty Great Battles.
By John McElroy


CONTENTS
CHAPTER I.	DARK DAYS OF 1861.-A FATHER WHO GAVE HIS CHILDREN TO THE COUNTRY.-RALLYING TO THE FLAG.-RAISING VOLUNTEERS IN SOUTHERN INDIANA.
CHAPTER II.	BATTLE OF THE "GAPS."-YOUNG HARVEY LYON BRUTALLY MURDERED.- UNCLE DANIEL'S RETURN.-RAISING TROOPS IN SOUTHERN INDIANA.
CHAPTER III.	BATTLE OF TWO RIVERS.-COL. TOM ANDERSON MEETS HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW.-UNCLE DANIEL BECOMES AN ABOLITIONIST.-A WINTER CAMPAIGN AGAINST A REBEL STRONGHOLD.
CHAPTER IV.	BATTLE OF DOLINSBURG.-HEROIC CONDUCT OF COL. TOM ANDERSON -REPORTED DEAD.-HIS WIFE REFUSES TO BELIEVE THE REPORT.
CHAPTER V.	ANOTHER GREAT BATTLE-TWO DAYS OF AWFUL FIGHTING AT PITTSKILL LANDING-HARD-WON VICTORY-UNCLE DANIEL'S SONS BEAR THEMSELVES GALLANTLY.
CHAPTER VI.	"K. G. C."-ORGANIZATION OF THE ENEMIES OF THE UNION IN THE NORTH-PLOTTING EVERYWHERE-OBJECTS OF THE TRAITOROUS LEAGUE.
CHAPTER VII.	TRAITOR KNIGHTS-ORGANIZATION OF REBEL SYMPATHIZERS IN INDIANA AND ILLINOIS-SIGNS AND SECRETS-GEN. ANDERSON'S TOUR OF INVESTIGATION -THE GOLDEN CIRCLE.
CHAPTER VIII.	BATTLE OF PAGELAND-A VICTORY TURNED INTO A DEFEAT BY TREACHERY-DEATH OF GEN. LYON-ON THE TRAIL OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE.
CHAPTER IX.	BATTLE OF ANTLER'S RUN-SERAINE WHITCOMB LEAVES FOR THE SOUTH-PLOTTING IN CANADA-DISCOVERY OF A CONSPIRACY AMONG ARMY OFFICERS.
CHAPTER X.	BATTLE OF MURPHY'S HILL.-THE MOST SANGUINARY FIGHTING OF THE WAR.--MURDER OF STEPHEN LYON.-UNCLE HAM GETS A STRONG DISLIKE TO WAR.
CHAPTER XI.	THE COURT-MARTIAL.-AT MURPHY'S HILL.-THE TWO OPPOSING ARMIES AND THEIR MOVEMENTS.-JAMES WHITCOMB'S TRIAL.- SENTENCED TO DEATH AND PARDONED BY THE PRESIDENT.
CHAPTER XII.	MORGANSON'S RAID AND BATTLE OF CHEROKEE RUN.-THE REBEL CAVALRYMEN WHIRL THROUGH INDIANA AND OHIO.-BEATEN AND CAPTURED.-KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE CONTINUE THEIR MACHINATIONS.
CHAPTER XIII.	GEN. SILENT GUIDED BY A SPECTER.-ARMY OF THE CENTER.- BELEAGUERED AND HALF STARVED IN CHATTERAUGUS.-MIDDLETON'S RIDGE.-GEN. SILENT'S FORCES SWEEP THE REBELS FROM THE CREST.
CHAPTER XIV.	SERAINE WHITCOMB'S EXAMINATION OF THE REBEL PRISONS AND HENRY LYON'S RELEASE.-MAN'S INHUMANITY.-SERAINE WHITCOMB VISITS THE SOUTHERN PRISON PENS.-A SAD TALE OF WOE.- GRAPHIC PICTURE OF SUFFERING, WRETCHEDNESS AND DEATH.
CHAPTER XV.	PLOTS TO POISON AND BURN.-FIRE AND POISON.-THE PLOT TO BURN NORTHERN CITIES AND SPREAD DISEASE.-THE SCHEME AVENGED.-PART OF THE CHIEF PLOTTERS BURNED BY THEIR OWN COMBUSTIBLES.
CHAPTER XVI.	A HAPPY WEDDING.-MARRIAGE OF SERAINE WHITCOMB AND HENRY LYON.-FIRE AND PLAGUE.-THE PLOTTING IN CANADA TO BURN CITIES AND SPREAD DISEASE.
CHAPTER XVII.	MOBS IN THE NORTH.-LAWLESS VIOLENCE AND OUTRAGE BY REBEL SYMPATHIZERS.-THE CLASH OF ARMS.-BATTLE OF THE CHAPARRAL BETWEEN GEN. SILENT AND GEN. LAWS.
CHAPTER XVIII.	OPERATIONS OF THE ARMY OF THE CENTER.-GEN. SHERWOOD'S CAMPAIGN AGAINST GATE CITY.-HEAD'S ARMY DESTROYED.-GEN. PAPSON'S GREAT VICTORIES AT FRANKTOWN AND NASHUA.
CHAPTER XIX.	CHAPTER XIX.THE SCHEME TO CAPTURE OR KILL THE PRESIDENT AND GEN. SILENT.-A VILLANOUS PLOT.-THE RECKLESS AND DESPERATE SCHEMES OF THE CONSPIRATORS.-THE PLAN REVEALED.-THE PRESIDENT AND GEN. SILENT WARNED OF THEIR DANGER.
CHAPTER XX.	COLLAPSE OF THE GREAT REBELLION.-LAWS' ARMY SURRENDERS.- THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.
CHAPTER XXI.	SCHEME FOR A NEW REBELLION.-ANDREW JOHNSON AND HIS CO-CONSPIRATORS.-THE GENERAL OF THE ARMY AND SECRETARY OF WAR SAVE THE COUNTRY.-"TOM" ANDERSON'S BRUTAL MURDER.-UNCLE DANIEL DIES.
ILLUSTRATIONS
Uncle Daniel Telling his Story
Tom and the Mob
Death of Harvey Lyon
The Charge of Col. Anderson's Regiment
Pupils Attacking the Little Abolitionist
Col. Anderson Wounded
Uncle Daniel Meets Aunt Martha
Ham Encounters the Rebels
Knights of the Golden Circle Meeting in a Barn
Drinking to the Success of Treason
Henry Lyon is Captured
Death of General Lyon
General Anderson Taking Command
Anderson Overhears the Conspiracy
The Murder of Steven Lyon
Morganson's Raid
A Spector Appears to the General
Seraine With Henry at Pine Forest Prison
Jackson Starts for Europe
The Burning of the Will-o-the-wisp
Thomlinson and Friends in Consultation
Marriage of Henry and Seraine
Gens. Silent and Meador in Conversation
A Scene in the Trenches
Mrs. Lyon Dies at Peter's Coffin
Uncle Daniel Conferring With Lincoln and Stanton
The Shooting of President Lincoln by Wilkes
Murderous Assault Upon Gen. Anderson and Family
Death of Uncle Daniel



THE STRUGGLE FOR MISSOURI
By John Mcelroy
CONTENTS
THE STRUGGLE FOR MISSOURI.
INDEX
CHAPTER I	A SALIENT BASTION FOR THE SLAVERY EMPIRE
CHAPTER II	THE WAR CLOUDS GATHER
CHAPTER III	NATHANIEL LYON'S ENTRANCE ON THE SCENE
CHAPTER IV	THE CAPTURE OF CAMP JACKSON
CHAPTER V	THE SCOTT-HARNEY AGREEMENT
CHAPTER VI	THE LAST WORD BEFORE THE BLOW
CHAPTER VII	GEN LYON BEGINS AN EFFECTIVE CAMPAIGN
CHAPTER VIII.	STORM GATHERS IN SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI
CHAPTER IX	EVE OF THE BATTLE OF WILSON'S CREEK
CHAPTER X	BATTLE OF WILSON'S CREEK
CHAPTER XI	THE AFTERMATH OF WILSON'S CREEK
CHAPTER XII	A GALAXY OF NOTABLE MEN
CHAPTER XIII	FREMONT'S MARVELOUS INEFFECTIVENESS
CHAPTER XIV	THE SAD RETREAT FROM SPRINGFIELD
CHAPTER XV	GEN H.W. HALLECK IN COMMAND
CHAPTER XVI	HUNTER, LANE, MISSOURI AND KANSAS
CHAPTER XVII	PRICE DRIVEN OUT OF THE STATE
CHAPTER XVIII	  GEN EARL VAN DORN TAKES COMMAND
CHAPTER XIX	THE VICTORY IS WON
INDEX
LLUSTRATIONS
The Struggle for Missouri.
General Francis P Blair
The War Clouds Gather
The Harney Mansion
General Claiborne Jackson
General Lyon
General John C. Fremont
The Scott-harney Agreement
General Sterling Price
General Franz Sigel
General David Hunter
The St Louis Levee
The Storm Gathers
Sigel Crossing the Osage
General Henry W. Halleck
Battlefield of Wilson's Creek
Table of Union Casualties
Table of Confederate Casualties
Table
General Samuel R. J. Curtis
General Albert Pike
Battle of Pea Ridge



THE RED ACORN
By John McElroy


CONTENTS
Preface
Chapter I	A Declaration
Chapter II	First Shots
Chapter III	A Race
Chapter IV	Disgrace
Chapter V	The Lint-scraping and Bandage-making Union
Chapter VI	The Awakening
Chapter VII	Pomp and Circumstances of Glorious War
Chapter VIII	The Tedium of Camp
Chapter IX	On the March
Chapter X	The Mountaineer's Revenge
Chapter XI	Through the Mountains and the Night
Chapter XII	Aunt Debby Brill
Chapter XIII	"An Apple Jack Raid.”
Chapter XIV	In the Hospital
Chapter XV	Making an Acquaintance with Duty
Chapter XVI	The Ambuscade
Chapter XVII	Alspaugh on a Bed of Pain
Chapter XVIII	  Secret Service
Chapter XIX	The Battle of Stone River



SI KLEGG
His Transformation From a Raw Recruit To A Veteran.
BOOK ONE OF SIX VOLUMES
By John McElroy.


CONTENTS
PREFACE
SI KLEGG

CHAPTER I	GOING TO WAR—SI KLEGG'S COMPLETE EQUIPMENT
CHAPTER II	THE DEADLY BAYONET
CHAPTER III	THE OLD CANTEEN
CHAPTER IV	THE AWFUL HARDTACK
CHAPTER V	FAT PORK—INDISPENSABLE BODY TIMBER FOR PATRIOTISM
CHAPTER VI	DETAILED AS COOK—SI FINDS RICE ANOTHER INNOCENT
CHAPTER VII.	IN THE AWKWARD SQUAD
CHAPTER VIII	ON COMPANY DRILL
CHAPTER IX	SI GETS A LETTER
CHAPTER X.	SI AND THE DOCTORS
CHAPTER XI.	THE PLAGUE OF THE SOLDIER
CHAPTER XII	A WET NIGHT
CHAPTER XIII	SI "STRAGGLED"
CHAPTER XIV	SI AND THE MULES
CHAPTER XV	UNDER FIRE—SI HAS A FIGHT, CAPTURES A PRISONER
CHAPTER XVI	ONE OF THE "NON-COMMISH"
CHAPTER XVII	FORAGING ON THE WAY
CHAPTER XVIII	  A SUNDAY OFF
CHAPTER XIX	A CLOSE CALL
CHAPTER XX	"THE SWEET SABBATH"
CHAPTER XXI	SI AND SHORTY WERE RAPIDLY LEARNING
CHAPTER XXII	A NIGHT OF SONG
ILLUSTRATIONS
Title Page
Frontispiece
Si Decides to Enlist
Off to the War
As Si Looked when he Landed at Louisville
Si's Load Begins to Get Heavy
Si's Chum, "shorty" Elliott
The Diverse Uses of the Good Old Canteen
What the Bayonet Was Good for
As Maria Pictured Si Using his Bayonet
He Tries the Butt of his Gun on It
The Best Way After All
The Veteran Talks to Si
Drawing Rations
"All Right, Boss; Dats a Go"
Si Falls out With his Food
Si Thinks It over
The Trouble Begins
The Rice Gets the Bulge
Si Makes the Acquaintance of The Guard House
"Right Shoulder Shift—Arms!"
"Fix—bayonets!"
Brought his Gun Down on the Man's Foot
Don't Care a Continental
"Right—face!"
"Forward—march!"
"Company—right Wheel!"
It's from Annabel
Si Carries a Rail
Si Writes to "deer Annie."
An Army Writing-desk
Laying the Foundation
A Rude Awakening
Visits the Doctor
"Let Yer Nails Grow; Ye'll Need 'em"
"Say, Cap, What Kind O' Bug is This?"
"Skirmishing"
"Naw! Lemme Show Ye How!"
Struck by a Cyclone
Supper Under Difficulties
A Field Shanty
It's the Morning
Taking the Top Rail
"Don't Stab Me."
Hydropathic Treatment
Si Defies a Regiment
He Let Both Heels Fly
Si Went Sprawling
Stuck in the Mud
It Burst With a Loud "bang."
Si Takes a Crack at A Reb
Si Captures a Johnny
Corporal si Klegg
One of the "Non-Com Mish."
"Not 'less Ye Say 'Bunker Hill.'"
They Had Shot a Mule
The 200th Ind. Was Not Without Talent in Foraging
Si Beat a Retreat
Si Being Worked for a "good Thing."
Si Was Disposed to Grumble
Showing the Old Man a Trick
Waiting for Their Clothes to Dry
An Assault on the Well-filled Corn Crib
Shorty Held the Calf
Si Sprang Upon Him
"Shorty if We—only Git—out O' This—"
So Straight he Leaned Backward
Si Almost Fainted when the Colonel Stopped
Shorty Was There—with a Guard



SI KLEGG
THRU THE STONE RIVER CAMPAIGN AND IN WINTER QUARTERS AT MURFREESBORO.
BOOK TWO OF SIX VOLUMES
By John McElroy


CONTENTS
PREFACE
SI KLEGG

CHAPTER I	THROUGH MUD AND MIRE
CHAPTER II	SECOND DAY'S MARCH
CHAPTER III	STILL ON THE MARCH
CHAPTER IV	THE SUNSHINE OF LIFE
CHAPTER V	LINING UP FOR BATTLE
CHAPTER VI	BATTLE OF STONE RIVER
CHAPTER VII	AFTER THE FIRST DAY
CHAPTER VIII	A GLOOMY NEW YEAR'S DAY
CHAPTER IX	VICTORY AT LAST
CHAPTER X	THE VICTORIOUS ARMY
CHAPTER XI	WINTER QUARTERS
CHAPTER XII	ADDING TO THEIR COMFORT
CHAPTER XIII	"HOOSIER'S REST"
CHAPTER XIV	DEACON KLEGG'S SURPRISE
CHAPTER XV	DEACON KLEGG'S ARRIVAL IS MISTAKEN
CHAPTER XVI	IN A NEW WORLD
CHAPTER XVII	THE DEACON'S INITIATION
CHAPTER XVIII	  THE DEACON IS SHOCKED
CHAPTER XIX	THE DEACON IS TROUBLED
CHAPTER XX	THE DEACON BUTTS IN
CHAPTER XXI	THE PERPLEXED DEACON
CHAPTER XXII	TRYING TO EDUCATE ABRAHAM LINCOLN
ILLUSTRATIONS
The Aid Spatters Mud on si 18
Si Sat Down Hard 20
Stop Beatin' Them Mules' 22
Frozen in the Mud 29
What Do You See, Shorty?' 33
Si Reports to the Colonel 38
Preparing Supper 40
After the Mules Stampeded 44
The Adjutant Smiled on si and Shorty 49
The Prisoners 50
A Close Shave 62
Groundhog Fled 64
Earning Thirteen Dollars a Month 57
A Frightened Teamster 70
A Lucky Fall 81
Finding a Good Thing 85
Si's Challenge 90
A Disagreeable Awakening for Shorty and Si. 94
Si Klegg Fell Without a Groan 113
Shorty Thinks si Does Not Look Like a Ghost. 118
Shorty Retaliates. 126
The House Beautiful. 133
Solid Comfort. 135
"Am I a Soldier of the Cross?" 139
Shorty Confiscates the Caboose Door. 143
Si Defended the Plunder. 148
Si Floors the Wagonmaster. 154
A Stoutly-built, Farmer-looking Man Entered the Train 164
The Free Fight. 169
Mr. Klegg Ready for Action. 172
Deacon Klegg and the Knight of The Golden Circle.
The General Interrupts the Game 184
Meeting Between si and his Father. 189
His Honor and the 'attorney' Bucked And Gagged.
Shorty Admonishes the Orderly 198
The Deacon is Shocked. 210
Trying to Conquer the Deacon's Scruples. 212
'How Much'd You Give for This?' 216
Deacon Klegg Looks over the Larder. 220
Hit My Jug a Welt With his Sword 231
'Pulled out a Fat Roll of Greenbacks. 235
I'm Gwine Ter Kill Ye, Right Here 246
Do You Hear? Git on Your Mule at Onct.'
"I'll Invite Your Attention to the Emancipation Proclamation 264 "
The Deacon Gives Abe a Lesson in Wood Chopping 269



SI KLEGG
SI AND SHORTY MEET MR. ROSENBAUM, THE SPY,
WHO RELATES HIS ADVENTURES
BOOK THREE OF SIX VOLUMES
By John Mcelroy


CONTENTS
SI KLEGG
PREFACE
CHAPTER I	OUT ON PICKET
CHAPTER II	ROSENBAUM, THE SPY
CHAPTER III	THE DEACON GOES HOME
CHAPTER IV	A SPY'S EXPERIENCES
CHAPTER V	THE BOYS GO SPYING
CHAPTER VI	LETTER FROM HOME
CHAPTER VII	CORN PONE AND BUTTERMILK
CHAPTER VIII	A PERIOD OF SELF-DISGUST
CHAPTER IX	SHORTY GETS A LETTER
CHAPTER X	TRADING WITH THE REBS
CHAPTER XI	SHORTY'S CORRESPONDENT
CHAPTER XII	THE BAN ON WET GOODS
CHAPTER XIII	THE JEW SPY WRITES
CHAPTER XIV	SHORTY HAS AN ADVENTURE WITH SI
CHAPTER XV	SHORTY NEARLY GOT MARRIED
CHAPTER XVI	AN UNEXPECTED MARRIAGE
CHAPTER XVII	GATHERING INFORMATION
CHAPTER XVIII	THE JEW SPY AGAIN
ILLUSTRATIONS
Si and Shorty As Mounted Infantry
Mr. Klegg Enjoys Solid Comfort. 16
"surrender, There, You Dumbed Rebel." 21
Trying to Save his Neck. 30
"i Know You, Unt What You're Here For." 32
The Negroes Merrymaking. 39
Klegg Starts Home. 45
Shorty Settles With the Banker. 51
Close Call for Rosenbaum. 54
The Spy in Custody. 58
Rosenbaum Runs Into Sigel's Pickets. 66
Watching the House. 75
The Surprise 79
Undesirable Acquaintances. 100
The Spoils of War 105
An Uncomfortable Situation 107
Shorty and si Are at Outs. 110
Si and Shorty As Mounted Infantry 117
Bushrod Prays for his Life 119
The Duel. 139
The Overture for Trade. 144
Si Wants a Fight 147
Shorty Wants to Fight Groundhog 157
Shorty Reading the Letter 160
She Whipped out a Long Knife. 189
Take Your Arm from Around That Yank's Neck 203
Jeff Sat up and Rubbed Himself 208
Old Bragg Used to Walk up Unt Down, Growling Unt Cussing. 259



SI KLEGG
EXPERIENCES OF SI AND SHORTY
ON THE GREAT TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN.
BOOK FOUR OF SIX VOLUMES
By John McElroy


CONTENTS
PREFACE
SI KLEGG
CHAPTER I	THE TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN ON TO DUCK RIVER
CHAPTER II	THE BALKY MULES
CHAPTER III	THIRD DAY OF THE DELUGE
CHAPTER IV	THE FOURTH DAY OF THE TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN
CHAPTER V	AFLOAT ON A LOG
CHAPTER VI	DISTRESSING ENEMIES
CHAPTER VII	THE EXCITING ADVANCE TULLAHOMA
CHAPTER VIII	THE GLORIOUS FOURTH INDEPENDENCE DAY FUN
CHAPTER IX	A LITTLE EPISODE OVER LOVE LETTERS
CHAPTER X.	AFTER BRAGG AGAIN
CHAPTER XI.	THE MOUNTAIN FOLK
CHAPTER XII.	SI AND SHORTY IN LUCK
CHAPTER XIII	MANY HAPPY EVENTS
CHAPTER XIV	THE FRISKY YOUNGSTERS
CHAPTER XV	KEYED UP FOR ACTION
CHAPTER XVI	THE TERRIFIC STRUGGLE
CHAPTER XVII	IN THE HOSPITAL
CHAPTER XVIII	  A DISTURBING MESSAGE
CHAPTER XIX	TEDIOUS CONVALESCENCE
CHAPTER XX	STEWED CHICKEN
ILLUSTRATIONS
During the Halt for Dinner. 20
'Don't Call Me Your Gran'pap.' 35
Here Goes, Mebbe to Libbey Prison. 55
I'm All on Fire 77
Si and Shorty Were the First to Mount The Parapet. 91
The Bluff Worked 107
She Ran Like a Deer, But si Cut Her off 123
You Must'nt Kill a Wounded Man 143
"Father, There's a Couple of Soldiers out There." 159
The First Wad Came out Easily and All Right. 165
'Annabel, How Purty You Look.' 173
The Recruits Lined up on the Platform. 186
They Posted the Men Behind The Trees. 197
They Had a Delirious Remembrance of the Mad Whirl. 211
The Dead Being Collected After the Battle. 220
"Pap, is That You?" Said a Weak Voice. 238
"He Took Another Look at his Heavy Revolver." 254
"If You Don't Skip out O' Here This Minute I'll Bust Your Head As I Would a Punkin." 264



SI KLEGG
THE DEACON'S ADVENTURES AT CHATTANOOGA
IN CARING FOR THE BOYS
BOOK FIVE OF SIX VOLUMES
By John McElroy


CONTENTS
PREFACE
SI KLEGG
CHAPTER I	THE DEACON PROVIDES
CHAPTER II	THE DEACON ATTEMPTED RESTITUTION
CHAPTER III	A COW IN CAMP
CHAPTER IV	THE DEACON'S PLAN
CHAPTER V	TROUBLE ENCOUNTERED
CHAPTER VI	THE BOYS IN THE OLD HOME ON BEAN BLOSSOM CREEK
CHAPTER VII	WEEKS OF CONVALESCENCE
CHAPTER VIII	SI IS PROMOTED
CHAPTER IX	SHORTY IN TROUBLE
CHAPTER X	SHORTY AS ORDERLY
CHAPTER XI	SHORTY RUNS HEADQUARTERS
CHAPTER XII	SHORTY ON A HUNT
CHAPTER XIII	AN UNEXPECTED MEETING
CHAPTER XIV	GUARDING THE KNIGHTS
CHAPTER XV	OFF FOR THE FRONT
CHAPTER XVI	THE TROUBLESOME BOYS
CHAPTER XVII	THE FRIGHTENED SURGEON
CHAPTER XVIII.	  NO PEACE FOR SI AND SHORTY
CHAPTER XIX	THE FIRST SCRAPE
CHAPTER XX	AFTER THE SKIRMISH
CHAPTER XXI	CHATTANOOGA AT LAST


ILLUSTRATIONS
Git Down from There! Commanded the Deacon 21
Well, I'll Be Dumbed, Muttered the Deacon. 35
Purty Good Milker, is She? Inquired the Deacon 51
The Deacon Reconnoitered the Situation 62
In Despair, the Deacon Turned to a Major. 77
"Arabella Curled Her Lip at Seeing Maria Take the Baby." 87
Shorty Went Outside Where There Was More Air. 101
"Sammy," Said Shorty, "I'm Goin' Away Right Off, and I Don't Want the People to Know Nothin' of It." 113
Why, It's Shorty! Said the General, Recognizing Him At Once 129
"What Do You Think of That?" Said the Gambler. 141
Don't You Know Better Than to Come To Headquarters Like That? 156
How Do You Like the Looks of That, Old Butternut 169
The Prisoners Had Too Much Solicitude About Their Garments to Think of Anything Else. 185
Have Come, Sir, in the Name of The People Of Indiana To Demand the Release of Those Men. 199
I'll Send You a Catridge and Cap for Every Word You Write About Maria. 213
Here, You Young Brats, What Are You up to 225
Smallpox, Your Granny, Said si 237
There Was a Chorus of Yells, and then Another Volley. 247
Watching the Bridge Burners at Work 259
Wild Shooting of the Boys Saves The Surprised Colored Man. 273



SI KLEGG
SI AND SHORTY, WITH THEIR BOY RECRUITS,
ENTER ON THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN
BOOK SIX OF SIX VOLUMES
By John McElroy


CONTENTS
PREFACE
SI KLEGG

CHAPTER I	SHORTY BEGINS BEING A FATHER TO PETE SKIDMORE
CHAPTER II	SI AND SHORTY COME VERY NEAR LOSING THEIR BOYS
CHAPTER III	THE PARTNERS GET BACK TO THEIR REGIMENT AT LAST
CHAPTER IV	THE RECRUITS ARE ASSIGNED TO COMPANIES
CHAPTER V	THE YOUNG RECRUITS
CHAPTER VI	SI KLEGG PUTS HIS AWKWARD SQUAD THROUGH ITS FIRST DRILL
CHAPTER VII	SHORTY'S HEART TURNS TOWARD MARIA
CHAPTER VIII	SHORTY WRITES A LETTER TO MARIA KLEGG
CHAPTER IX	SI TAKES HIS BOYS FOR A LITTLE MARCH INTO THE COUNTRY
CHAPTER X	THE BOYS HAVE A COUPLE OF LITTLE SKIRMISHES
CHAPTER XI	SHORTY GIVES THE BOYS THEIR FIRST LESSON IN FORAGING
CHAPTER XII	THE OPENING OF THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN
CHAPTER XIII	THE FIRST DAY OF THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN
CHAPTER XIV	THE EVENING AFTER THE BATTLE
CHAPTER XV	THE FIGHTING AROUND BUZZARD ROOST
CHAPTER XVI	THE 200TH IND. ASSAULTS THE REBEL WORKS AT DAYBREAK
CHAPTER XVII	GATHERING UP THE BOYS AFTER THE BATTLE
CHAPTER XVIII	  AN ARTILLERY DUEL
CHAPTER XIX	SI AND SHORTY ARE PUT UNDER ARREST
CHAPTER XX	SHORTY IS ARRAIGNED BEFORE THE COURT-MARTIAL
ILLUSTRATIONS
Little Pete Found 13
He Ain't No Officer 27
You've Lost Little Pete 51
Them's Our Names and Addresses 59
Draw Your Stomachs In. 73
A Letter from Maria. 81
Close Up, Boys. 111
Don't Anybody Shoot. 119
Mr. Yank, Don't Conjure Me. 135
Little Pete's Awful Rebels. 149
Little Pete's Horse Bolts. 168
Capture of Rebel Stronghold. 185
The Charge Thru the Abatis. 211
Hooray for the Old Battery. 231
Awful Destruction. 241
Shorty Before the Court-martial. 256





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