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MEMOIRS

OF

HENRY VILLARD


IN TWO VOLUMES

VOLUME I


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Henry Villard signature.jpg

MEMOIRS

OF

HENRY VILLARD

Journalist and Financier

1835–1900


IN TWO VOLUMES
VOL. I, 1835–1862


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BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
The Riverside Press, Cambridge
1904



COPYRIGHT 1904
BY FANNY GARRISON VILLARD
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Published March 1904



TABLE OF CONTENTS




Volume I
INTRODUCTION (1835-1853) PAGE
1

BOOK I.—FIRST EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA
CHAPTER I.New York and Westward Ho (1853-1854) 11
CHAPTER II.With Kinsfolk in Illinois (1854-1855) 28
CHAPTER III.Legal Experiments (1855-1856) 36
CHAPTER IV.Through Politics to Journalism (1856-1857) 48
CHAPTER V.Correspondent and School-Teacher (1857-1858) 68

BOOK II.—IN CIVIL-WAR TIME: BULL RUN
CHAPTER VI.The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858) 89
CHAPTER VII.The Pike's Peak Gold Fever (1858-1859) 98
CHAPTER VIII.At Cherry Creek (1859) 115
CHAPTER IX.From the Rockies to the Middle West (1859-1860) 127
CHAPTER X.With Lincoln at Springfield (1860-1861) 140
CHAPTER XI.At Washington in Sumter Days (1861) 153
CHAPTER XII.Formation of the Federal Army (1861) 176
CHAPTER XIII.Blackburn's Ford and Bull Run (1861) 183

BOOK III.—IN CIVIL-WAR TIME: SHILOH
CHAPTER XIV.Kentucky in the Summer and Fall of 1861 203
CHAPTER XV.The Occupation of Nashville (1862) 218
CHAPTER XVI.The Battle of Shiloh (1862) 235
CHAPTER XVII.The Siege of Corinth (1862) 263
CHAPTER XVIII.Buell's Retreat to the Ohio (1862) 282
CHAPTER XIX.The Perryville Campaign (1862) 306

BOOK IV.—IN CIVIL-WAR TIME: FREDERICKSBURG
CHAPTER XX.In Washington Once More (1862) 335
CHAPTER XXI.With Burnside before Fredericksburg (1862) 344
CHAPTER XXII.The Battle of Fredericksburg (1862) 353
CHAPTER XXIII.Carrying the News to Washington (1862) 385

ILLUSTRATIONS
 
Henry Villard, aged 51 Frontispiece
From a photograph by W. Höffert, Berlin.
Henry Villard, aged about 13 to face page 6
From a daguerreotype. (He stands at the left of the group, which includes also his mother, his sister Emma, and his uncle, Robert Hilgard.)

MAPS
The Rheinpfalz (Palatinate) to face page  1
First Battle of Bull Run to face page 183
Pittsburg Landing and Shiloh to face page 235
Perryville to face page 311
Fredericksburg to face page 353