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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 17 17 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 8 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 5 5 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 3 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 31, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 2 2 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 2 2 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 2 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: March 6, 1862., [Electronic resource], The production of saltpetre — something for every man to do. (search)
educed for the want of nitre in the war which followed the revolution, by reason of the English blockade. The demand, for this article of prime necessity, for an army of a million of men, was supplied from artificial nitre beds. In France alone, the yield was a thousand tons per annum. It was proportionate in Holland, Prussia, Sweden, and Germany. Nitre is still extracted from beds in Prussia, Sweden, and other countries in Europe. Dr. P. replies to Dr. M. as follows: Richmond, October 28, 1861. Sir --In reply to your letter of the 28th instant, I submit the following statements. 1. As to the best method of preparing nitre beds. The processes for the formation of nitre, artificially, are based upon the peculiar reactions of decomposing azotized matter in the presence of strong alkaline and earthy bases. Under these circumstances, the formation of nitric acid goes on regularly and uninterruptedly, under the influence of the atmospheric air. The chemical c