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ngly urged planters to destroy their cotton or other property, rather than let it fall into the hands of the Yankees.--(Doc. 171.) The rebel Congress to-day met in Richmond, Va. Howell Cobb took the chair. Rev. Mr. Flynn, of Georgia, chaplain of Col. Cobb's regiment, opened the session with prayer. The Secretary called the roll, when it was found there was a quorum present, six States being represented.--Present--Messrs. Barry, of Mississippi; Venable, of North Carolina; House, Jones, Atkins, and De Witt, of Tennessee; Curry and Chilton, of Alabama; Cobb, of Georgia; William Ballard Preston, Tyler, Macfarland, and Rives, of Virginia. The Chair announced the presence of a quorum of the House.--Mr. Venable, member from North Carolina, moved that a committee be appointed to wait upon the President and inform him that there was a quorum present in the House, and Congress was ready to receive any communication from him.--The Chair appointed the following members: Messrs. Enable, o
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
ick's march from Atlanta to Gordon had appeared to them, like a meteor-flash to the superstitious, mysterious and evil-boding. At East Point he met some of Wheeler's cavalry, which Hood had left behind to operate Against Sherman. These were attacked and driven across the Flint River. Kilpatarick crossed that stream at Jonesboroa, and pursued them to Lovejoy, where Murray's brigade, dismounted, expelled them from intrenchments, captured the works, took fifty prisoners, and, in the pursuit, Atkins's brigade seized and held two of their guns. Pressing forward, Kilpatrick went through Macdonough and Monticello to Clinton, and then made a dash upon Macon, driving in some of Wheeler's cavalry there, threatening the strongly-manned works, burning a train of cars, tearing up the railway, and spreading the greatest consternation over that region. By this time the Confederates began to comprehend the grand object of Sherman's movement, but could not determine his final destination. The e
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)
iken, to make the Confederates believe that Augusta was Sherman's destination. Spencer's brigade had a severe skirmish Feb. 8. with some of Wheeler's cavalry, near Williston Station, and routed them. The track was torn up in that vicinity, and Atkins's brigade was sent to Aiken. Wheeler was there in force, Feb. 11. and drove him back, and marching out, charged Kilpatrick's entire command. Wheeler was repulsed with a loss of two hundred and fifty-one men. Kilpatrick then threatened Wheeler advancing on the extreme-left, by way of Rockingham, he struck the rear of Hardee's. column, March 8, 1865. in its retreat on Fayetteville. Learning from prisoners that Hampton was behind, he resolved to intercept him. Posting a brigade, under Atkins, on the road he was traveling, he made a rapid night-march with Spencer's brigade, across to another road, and in doing so, passed through a division of Hampton's cavalry. It was a perilous feat. Kilpatrick lost his escort of sixteen men, but e
rts Sumter, Ripley, and Pinckney Sherman's foraging his Bummers fight at Williston's Station Atkins's repulse Sherman at Waynesboroa Hlair at Cheraw occupies Fayetteville, N. C. Hampton surpriDismounting Murray's brigade, Kilpatrick attacked and carried the works, capturing 50 prisoners; Atkins's brigade soon after charging the fleeing foe, and taking their guns. Kilpatrick pushed thence o his heart's content, and deceived Wheeler as to his purpose, Kilpatrick merely sent Feb 11. Atkins's brigade into Aiken, where Wheeler was in force, and of course drove Atkins back; charging, at Atkins back; charging, at 11 A. M., Kilpatrick's entire command, and being repulsed with a loss of 31 killed, 160 wounded, and 60 prisoners. He thereupon fell back into Aiken; and Kilpatrick, after threatening him there till t by capture his escort of 16 men, but escaping with his staff. Hampton skillfully deceived Gen. Atkins, whom Kilpatrick had left behind, passed him by an unsuspected road, and fell in full force u
officers especially, was, I regret to say, very great at this time; a great many, both officers and privates, were wounded and taken prisoners. I lost here three brave and valuable field officers killed--Colonel H. P. Johnson and Major Dane W. Jones, Twentieth Arkansas regiment, and Major Dowdle, Twenty-first Arkansas, and Colonel Daly, Eighteenth Arkansas, mortally wounded (since dead). Lieutenant-Colonel Matheny, Twenty-first Arkansas, wounded. Captain Lynch, Eighteenth Arkansas, and Captain Atkins, Rapley's battalion, two gallant officers, were killed. Colonel Cravens, Twenty-first Arkansas, acted nobly, and had his horse shot under him. Colonel Dockey, Lieutenant-Colonel Disunke, Lieutenant-Colonel Fletcher, Major Williams, and Major Wilson, distinguished themselves by their gallantry and daring; also, Captain Ashford, who commanded the battalion of sharpshooters (Major Rapley being absent, sick). After being repulsed by an overwhelming force, I received an order to fall back wi
as required, and in this way the smoke was nearly all consumed. In the same year Hawkins patented a shovel for supplying coal to the fire at bottom. The shovel had a cover, and the contained coal was pushed forward into the fire by a piston. The revolving grate was introduced by Steel and Brunton, English patents, about 1819. Grates. Grate-bars of hollow tubes, connecting waterboxes at front and rear, were introduced by Chapman in 1824. See smoke-consuming furnace. In 1825, Atkins attached a fuel-chamber to the back grates, the bottom of the chamber being made to slope at a considerable angle. Jeakes, in 1854, formed a movable grate, which was lowered into the fuel-box, gradually consuming the fuel and admitting a supply of air from above to support the combustion. Rowe, in 1854, introduced coal into the bottom of the grate by a pipe leading from a side reservoir of fuel. In 1854, Bachhoffner consumed the smoke of one fire by passing it through an upper fir
metals, iron, steel, brass, white-metal, gun-metal, and lead. There are in an instrument of seven and a half octaves 214 strings, making a total length of 787 feet of steel wire, and 500 feet of white (covering) wire. Such a piano will weigh from 900 to 1,000 pounds, and will last with constant use (not abuse) fifteen or twenty years. The total manufacture of pianos in New York alone averages 15,000 per annum. — Exchange. Fig 3689 illustrates an instrument patented July 11, 1871, by Messrs. Atkins and Drewer, in which steel hooks a b, having one or more prongs, are employed in place of strings, the general arrangements of the key-board, action, and sounding-board resembling those of the upright piano. The hooks are attached to a metallic frame c, composed of two bars connected by pillars which alternate with the hooksupports, and cause the sound-board to vibrate by striking against it. When the hooks have more than one prong, each prong must be tuned to a different octave. A kin
h's binder, with a reciprocating rake beneath the platform. 1851. Watson's automatic binder. 1851. Miller's backwardly reciprocating rake. 1851. Allen geared the operative parts from both wheels, to distribute the driving-power. 1852. Atkins had a rake rigged on a vertical post. It had a jointed arm which swept across the curved platform and gathered the gavel against a shield; the post, rake and shield then turned 90° on an axis, the rake was raised, and the gavel dropped in rear osoda, and water. No. 81,903, Hinsdale, 8, 9, 1868. The bar-iron is scaled; washed; dipped in a bath of clay 100, lampblack 1, prussiate of potash .5; heated and rolled; the sheet-iron is dipped in same composition and rerolled. No. 88,002, Atkins, 23, 3, 1869. Roll into sheets, scale with acid, neutralize with lime-water, oil; lay up the iron in packs with intervening charcoal and marble dust; raise to a red-heat, roll singly; reheat, and roll in pairs, and so on; rolling till cold to de
By Shuttle. (a.) Shuttles reciprocate. No.Name.Date. 4,750HoweSept. 10, 1846. 5,942BradshawNov. 28, 1848. (Reissue.)188Blodgett et al.Jan. 14, 1851. 8,282Atkins et al.Aug. 5, 1851. 8,294SingerAug. 12, 1851. 9,556PalmerJan. 25, 1853. 9,641ThompsonMar. 29, 1853. 10,757ParkerApr. 11, 1854. 10,763HarrisonApr. 11, 1854. 1861. 32,385SmithMay. 21, 1861. 34,081WelchJan. 7, 1862. 34,789StebbinsMar. 25, 1862. 34,906SingerApr. 8, 1862. 36,084HallAug. 5, 1862. (Reissue.)1,388Atkins et al.Jan. 20, 1863. 37,913HoweMar. 17, 1863. 37,985SmithMar. 24, 1863. 38,740HalliganJune 2, 1863. 39,256LangdonJuly 14, 1863. 41,916GuinnessMar. 15, 1864. ,927PlanerAug. 23, 1864. 44,063AtwaterSept. 6, 1864. 44,382MeloneSept. 20, 1864. 45,278StackpoleNov. 29, 1864. 45,972CadwellJan. 24, 1865. (Reissue.)1,930Atkins et al.Apr. 11, 1865. 47,673WinsleyMay 9, 1865. 49,262HalliganAug. 8, 1865. 53,353SmithMar. 20, 1866. 53,743McCurdyApr. 3, 1866. 54,145HalliganApr. 24, 1866.
h Colonel Murray's brigade, leaves our outer barricade, and bears towards the enemy. He is soon engaged, but lightly, however, and the Ninety-third Illinois, Colonel Atkins' mounted infantry, drives the rebels rapidly before it. The losses were light on both sides, and the boys professed themselves highly disappointed. Operat a densely wooded and rolling country, and hence we leave the infantry to form its line of battle. Colonel Murray assumed command of the division, and upon Colonel Atkins, of the Ninety-third Illinois, devolved the command of Colonel Murray's brigade. A force of cavalry is at once ordered out on the main Dalton road, and our o Murray is a young man who truly as any with whom I am acquainted, represents the chivalry of Kentucky. The command of Colonel Murray's brigade devolved upon Colonel Atkins, Ninety-second Illinois; and this, too, was fortunate, for the army contains no better man than he. The cavalry operations were conducted to general satisfact
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