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ing back of the troops ; The re-action ; The victory ; The casualties ; Camp on
General Sherman's command : Marching orders : Camp at Jacinto: Camp at luka ;
Payment of the regiment: On picket: Foraging : Troops leaving Iuka : Standing
in the rain: March to Eastport: Crossing the Tennessee ; Camp on the hill side :
The regiment divided into detatchments: Baily Springs : Sergeant Hackney
whipped by a woman : Seventh on the left flank: Wild rocky country ; Arrival
at Pulaski, Tennessee : Trip to Columbia, Tenn.: Return to Pulaski: Trip to
Corinth after the division, camp and garrison equippage: Encountering Roddy
and Johnson. Camp at Waterloo. Camp at Hamburg Landing. Companies sent
to Corinth. Returning to Pulaski, Tenn. Fray at Waynesboro with the Fifth
Tennessee Union Cavalry. Arrival at Pulaski. Lieutenant Robert's trip to East-
port. Tennessee river. His narrow escape, and safe return to Pulaski. Expedi.
tion to Lawrenceburg, Loyal ladies of the south. Veteran propositions. Pulse
of the Seventh. Re-enlistment. Cry for the mustering officer. His arrival.
The Regiment mustered as Veterans.
Leaving Pulaski on Veteran furlough. Arrival at Springfield. The reception. The
regiment in the Representatives Chamber, Welcome speech of Governor Yates.
General Cook and the Seventh's old flag. General Cook's speech. Hospitality
Rendezvous at Camp Butler. Southward bound, Arrival at Louisville. Arrival
at Nashville. Zollicoffer House. Arrival at Pulaski, Tennessee. Marching
nah River. Entering South Carolina. Crossing the swamps. Joining the Fif-
HISTORY OF THE
SEVENTH ILLINOIS INFANTRY.
The Storm that for years had been brewing-Lincoln's Election -The Inauguration–The wild frenzy of the South-The Fall of Fort Sumter-The Commencement of the War-The first call for troops—The first muster in of the Seventh-The Three Months Service-Their Re-enlistment.
For thirty years the leading spirits of the South, with slavery in full feather, wrote every day of the inviolateness of secession, and the divinity of human bondage. The leading spirits of the North, champions of universal freedom, advocates of a broad and comprehensive democracy, read every cruel, vaunting word as fast as it emanated from the oligarchy; hence sprung the agitation of the slavery question. Thus the great conflict between liberty and its opposing element began. Looking from the watch-tower, they had seen the South for years rule the nation, and by this rule, which was a rule for the interest of the slave power, the argus eyes of liberty's sentinels discovered that the proud edifice of liberty was threatened. They beheld not afar the rock that was threat