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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 22 (search)
o doubt he has been much misrepresented: his principles are founded on the Constitution, which is violated daily at Washington, and therefore he can have no sympathy with that government. December 22 We shall never arrive at the correct amount of casualties at the battle of Fredericksburg. The Enquirer today indicates that our loss in killed, wounded, and missing (prisoners), amounted to nearly 4000. On the other hand, some of the Federal journals hint that their loss was 25,000. Gen. Armstrong (Confederate), it is said, counted 3500 of their dead on the field; and this was after many were buried. There are five wounded to one killed. But where Burnside is now, or what he will attempt next, no doubt Lee knows; but the rest of our people are profoundly ignorant in relation thereto. The New York Herald says: The finest and best appointed army the world ever saw, has been beaten by a batch of Southern ragamuffins! And it advises that the shattered remains of the army be put int
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 43 (search)
ee having run into Wilmington, that port is now pretty effectually closed by an accumulation of blockaders. It is said Gen. Forrest has blown up Tunnel Hill; if so, Sherman must be embarrassed in getting supplies of ordnance stores. Sir Wm. Armstrong has sent from England one or two splendid guns (a present) to our government, with equipments, etc. And the manufacturers have presented us with a battery of Whitworth guns, six in number, but they have not arrived yet. September 8 Bnforms the Secretary of War that the President has agreed to facilitate the emigration of Polish exiles and a few hundred Scotchmen, to come through Mexico, etc. The former will enter our service. The Hope has arrived at Wilmington with Sir Wm. Armstrong's present of a fine 12-pounder, all its equipments, ammunition, etc. Also (for sale) two 150-pounder rifled guns, with equipments, etc. September 10 Slight showers, and warm. Gen. J. H. Morgan was betrayed by a woman, a Mrs. Willi
aracteristics as a lawyer. one of Lincoln's briefs. the Wright case. defending the ladies. reminiscences of the circuit. the suit against the Illinois Central railroad. the Manny case. First meeting with Edwin M. Stanton. defense of William Armstrong. last law-suit in Illinois. the dinner at Arnold's in Chicago. A law office is a dull, dry place so far as pleasurable or interesting incidents are concerned. If one is in search of stories of fraud, deceit, cruelty, broken promises, donned a new shirt, and by mistake had drawn it over his head with the pleated bosom behind. The general laugh which followed destroyed the effect of Logan's eloquence over the jury — the very point at which Lincoln aimed. The trial of William Armstrong This incident in Lincoln's career has been most happily utilized by Dr. Edward Eggleston in his story The Graysons, recently published in the Century Magazine. for the murder of James P. Metzler, in May, 1858, at Beardstown, Illinois, i
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
ssed. Rosecrans, on perceiving the danger, issued orders for the concentration of his forces in the Chickamauga Valley, in the vicinity of Crawfish Spring, about half-way between Chattanooga and Lafayette. Crittenden, alarmed by threatened danger to his communications, had already made Sept. 12, 1863. a rapid flank movement in that direction, from Ringgold, covered by Wilder's brigade, which was compelled to skirmish heavily at Lett's tan-yard, with Confederate cavalry, under Pegram and Armstrong. Thomas crossed the upper end of the Missionaries' Ridge, and moved toward the Spring; and McCook, after much difficulty in moving up and down Lookout Mountain, joined Thomas on the 17th. Granger's reserves were called up from Bridgeport, and encamped at Rossville; a division under General Steedman was ordered up from the Nashville and Chattanooga railway, and a brigade, led by Colonel D. McCook, came from Columbia. On the night of Friday, the 18th, Sept. when it was positively known t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
e Missionaries' Ridge, he threw a considerable force across the Holston, near Armstrong's (his Headquarters), See page 157. to seize the heights, south of the riveen gained, and the besiegers were huzzaing with delight, The Holston, near Armstrong's. this is from a sketch by the author, taken from the piazza of Mr. ArmstMr. Armstrong's house. The knob seen ver the low point of land around which the Holston sweeps, is the one on which the Confederates planted the battery that commanded Fort street's approach. Below the single bird is seen Longstreet's Headquarters — Armstrong's. Below the two birds, in the middle-ground, was the place of Longstreet's principal batteries, in advance of Armstrong's. The man and dog, in front, are on the bastion where the principal assault was made. The stumps to which the wires menNov. 29, 1863. he opened a furious cannonade from his batteries in advance of Armstrong's. This was answered by Roemer's battery, on College Hill, and was soon follo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
ne commanders. A large number of these were formerly in the National service. These ships were provided with the best armament known to the British marine — Armstrong, Whitworth, Blakely, and other rifled cannon of heaviest weight — which were also liberally furnished to the Confederates for land service, from British arsenals by the swift blockade-runners. By men of the same nation, every other material for destructive use by the pirate Armstrong gun. so called from its inventor, Sir William Armstrong. ships, was supplied, even to the most approved fire-balls for burning merchant vessels. These outrages against a people with whom the British GoSir William Armstrong. ships, was supplied, even to the most approved fire-balls for burning merchant vessels. These outrages against a people with whom the British Government was at peace and entertaining the most amicable commercial relations, were for a long time. as we have observed, See page 568, volume II. practically countenanced by that Government, which failed to act upon the earnest remonstrances of the American minister in London. The most formidable of these piratical vessels
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
on the 25th of December, about 18,000 shells were used. The loss of the Confederates was never reported. General Terry captured 2,083 prisoners, and in all the works he found 169 pieces of artillery, nearly all of which were heavy, over 2,000 stand of small-arms, and considerable quantities of ammunition and commissary stores. In all the forts at the mouth of the Cape Fear, were found Armstrong guns (see page 432), bearing the broad arrow of the British Government, and the name of Sir William Armstrong, the patentee, in full. As the British Government claimed the exclusive use of the Armstrong gun, and none could be sold without its consent, these seemed to form prima facie evidence of aid being furnished to the insurgents directly from that Government. The capture of Fort Fisher, accomplished by the combined operations of the army and navy, gave the liveliest satisfaction to the loyal people, for it seemed like a sure prophecy of peace nigh at hand. Admiral Porter said an ele
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
rtillery. It was bravely done; and in the course of fifteen minutes after the word Forward! was given, his troops had swept over the intrenchments, and driven their defenders in confusion toward the city. The fugitives at that point composed Armstrong's brigade, which was considered the best of Forrest's troops. They were sharply pursued, and at the beginning of the chase, Long was severely wounded, and Colonel Minty took temporary command. Wilson came up to the scene of action at that timg noble service in a duel with the cannon of the enemy, two of which it dismounted. The Confederates were dispersed. The elated victors swept on in an irresistible current, and Selma soon became a conquered city. Generals Forrest, Roddy, and Armstrong, with about one-half of their followers, fled eastward on the Burnsville or river road, by the light of twenty-five thousand bales of blazing cotton, which they had set on fire. They were pursued until after midnight, and in that chase the Con
their devotion to the cause in which we have mutually invested our all. I take the greatest pleasure in reporting the gallant conduct of all the officers of the Seventy-fourth regiment. Major Thomas C. Bell, the only field-officer with me, did his whole duty in the several engagements in the five days battles. Cool, fearless, prompt, he proved himself to be the right man in the right place. I desire to record the superior qualities evinced by the Adjutant of the regiment, Lieut. William Armstrong, of company C. In addition to his marked business habits, to which the regiment is greatly indebted, his bravery and efficiency on the battle-field entitle him to distinguished consideration. Our line-officers, too, without exception, have won the highest regards by their eminently good conduct before the enemy, and in the fiery ordeal through which they passed. Lieut. William McGinnis, commanding company H; Lieut. Richard King, commanding company B; Lieut. Robert Stevenson,
achines where a steady and powerful pressure of water is required. The accumulator is intended as a substitute for a natural head, as being more compact. Sir William Armstrong, in the first applications he made of this principle to hydraulic cranes, employed a natural head of water as the motive agent, obtaining the same by pumpint of our monitors. Rifled guns of calibers up to 10 inches (as the Parrott 300-pounder) were also introduced, and this size has been exceeded in Europe, 30-ton Armstrong breech-loaders, carrying a projectile of 600 lbs. weight, being now in use in the English navy, while North Germany and other continental nations are little, if de, mortars, howitzers, muskets, pistols, tomahawks, cutlasses, bayonets, and boarding-pikes. —Admiral Smyth. Arm′--saw. Another name for the hand-saw. Armstrong gun. Arm′strong gun. A description of ordnance adopted in the English artillery for all field-guns and many of larger caliber. It is built up of differ<
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