Grand army picture book from April 12, 1861 to Apr26, 1865 . he bar-racks was on lire, amithe smoke and heat in-tense. At noon the Unionflag was cut down by ashell, but was caught as itfell and replaced by Ser-geant Hart. The fall ofthe flag induced the Con-federate (jencral lieaure-gard to scud a flag of truceto the besieged Ihiiontroops, and on April 14the little garrison evacua-ted the fort, and was con-eyed to New York. The news of the attackand evacuation of the foricreated the wildest excite-ment in the North. On April 15 President Lincohi issued a call for sev-enty-five thousand troiip

Grand army picture book from April 12, 1861 to Apr26, 1865 . he bar-racks was on lire, amithe smoke and heat in-tense. At noon the Unionflag was cut down by ashell, but was caught as itfell and replaced by Ser-geant Hart. The fall ofthe flag induced the Con-federate (jencral lieaure-gard to scud a flag of truceto the besieged Ihiiontroops, and on April 14the little garrison evacua-ted the fort, and was con-eyed to New York. The news of the attackand evacuation of the foricreated the wildest excite-ment in the North. On April 15 President Lincohi issued a call for sev-enty-five thousand troiip Stock Photo
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Grand army picture book from April 12, 1861 to Apr26, 1865 . he bar-racks was on lire, amithe smoke and heat in-tense. At noon the Unionflag was cut down by ashell, but was caught as itfell and replaced by Ser-geant Hart. The fall ofthe flag induced the Con-federate (jencral lieaure-gard to scud a flag of truceto the besieged Ihiiontroops, and on April 14the little garrison evacua-ted the fort, and was con-eyed to New York. The news of the attackand evacuation of the foricreated the wildest excite-ment in the North. On April 15 President Lincohi issued a call for sev-enty-five thousand troiips, and siunmoned the Congress to meet on ]uly 4.AVashington now became the centre of the struggle. On to AVashiu-ton I was the Southern cry, whose spokesman, Alexander H. Stephens,declared, There is one wild shout of fierce resolve to capture AVash-ington City at all atia jevery human hazard. The first Northern troops ready were those of Massachusetts ; theyreached Baltimore April 19, where they were attacked on the march, and ConmcHT, 1890, UY Hugh Cbaiu.. LINCOLN UIMIWI three men of the Sixth Massachusetts were killed. This was the firstblood shed. On May 14 Baltimore was occupied by Union troops, and inobedience to a new call by the President for sixtj-four thousand troops toserve during the war, men were flocking into Washington by thousands,and gave it the appearance of a garrison town. The Civil War was one of the most destructive on record. Duringthe four years of its continuance, on the Union side, two million six hun-dred and fifty-six thousandand five hundred and thir-ty-three men were calledinto service ; one millionfour hundred thousandwere in actual service ;sixty thousand men werekilled in the field, thirtythousand mortally wound-ed, one hundred and eigh-t}-four thousand died inhospital or camp. TheConfederates, it is suppos-ed, lost an equal number,while on both sides a largenumber were more or lessdisabled for life. Nor wasthe expenditure of moneyless lavish. In

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