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Title: Our greater country; being a standard history of the United States from the discovery of the American continent to the present time ..
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Northrop, Henry Davenport, 1836-1909
Publisher: Philadelphia, National pub co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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CAPITOL AT RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. to the Arkansas border. The Union armyafter the battle withdrew to Rolla, near thecentre of the State. A few weeks later General Price with aforce of over five thousand Confederates laidsiege to Lexington, on the Missouri river,which was held by about three thousandmen under Colonel Mulligan. After a gallantdefence Mulligan was forced to surrender onthe twentieth of September. Major-General John C. Fremont was nowappointed by President Lincoln to take com-mand of the western army. He forcedPrices command back into the southwesternpart of the St^te, /Vrriving near Springfield^
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I ?ORTRAITS OF PROMINENT FEDERAI, GENeRA):.S, AH MINISTRATION 0$ ABRAHAM LD^COLN. 6^3 Fremont prepared to bring the Confederatesto a decisive engagement, but on the secondof November was removed from his com-mand. He was succeeded by General Hunter,who abandoned the pursuit, and fell back toSt. Louis. On the eighteenth of NovemberHunter was superseded by Major-GeneralHalleck, who by a rapid advance drove Priceonce more towards the Arkansas border.This movement closed the campaign of 1861in Missouri. The Union army had not onlysaved the State to the Union, but had con-fined the Confederates to the Arkansasborder. Southern Part^ in Kentucky. In the meantime Governor Jackson hadsummoned the legislature of Missouri tomeet at Neosho. It assembled at that placein October, passed an ordinance of secession,and elected delegates and senators to the Con-federate Congress. Though this action wasmerely formal, and received the support ofbut a small part of the people of Missouri, itwas recognized

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