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Move from Corinth. Camp at Bethel, Tennessee: Visit of Adjutant General

Thomas Evacuation of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad: Reiurn to Corinth :

Cornyn's raid; His laconic letter to Colonel Biffle, C. S. A. His conversation

with the Alabama D. D, ; Seventh mounted: The mules; Rowett's first raid

Camp on Horton's plantation: Camp at Cotton Ridge: Camp at Henderson :

The charge into Montezuma : Camp at 'Fort Hooker: Return to Corinth: News

from Vicksburg: Raid of the rebels on the Government corral: The pursuit :

Return to Corinth: Another raid into West Tennessee: Camp at Hamburg :

Passing the old battle field of Shiloh: Camp on Gravel Hill: Return to Corinth :

Execution of a deserter; Prepararions for another expedition: Leaving Corinth,

Camp at Lexington: Arrival of Hatch and Phillips, Rowett and Hatch sweeping

ihe country: Camp near Hunting ton: Little Girls at Huntington: Camp near

Louisville and Memphis Railroad; Arrival at Trenton; Camp at Gibson: Camp

at the Town mills: Grinding corn: Return to Corlnth: Boldnoss of the guerrillas.

Major Estabrook's raid: Passing through Adamsville: Jack Creek: Johnson's

Mills: Guerrillas: Camp at Henderson: Attack of the guerrillas; Return to

Corinth; Rowett's raid with the Seventh Illinois and Kansas Jayhawkers: Camp

at Fort Hooker: Pass through Henderson: Camp at Mifflin : Killing of Sergeant

Picket: At Jack Creek: Pursuing Colanel Newsom: Fight at Swallow's Bluff ;

Returning to Corinth: Captain Clark attacked at Purdy: Return to Corinth :

Leaving for Chewalla, Tennessee: Camp at Chewalla: Returning again to Cor-

inth and going into our old quarters: Arrival and movoment of troops; Indica

tions of an aggressive movement.

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
of the people. Seventh at home.

HISTORY OF THE

SEVENTH ILLINOIS INFANTRY.

CHAPTER I.

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 åfar the rock that was threat

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