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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
ormation of, 263. Assaults, effect of too many, 148n. Atlanta, capture of, 228. Atlanta, iron-clad, 161, 163. Avery, Martin P., 171. Ayres, Romeyn Beck, 234, 236, 242, 331. Babcock, Orville Elias, 161, 314. Bache, —, 204. Badajos, English at, 207. Badeau, Adam, 314. Baldwin, Briscoe G., 125. Barlow, Francis Channing, 109, 117, 135,157, 215, 216; described, 107, 158, 189; at Cold Harbor, 144; at Petersburg, 186. Barnard, Daniel P., 343. Barnard, George, 91n. Barnard, John Gross, 248, 290. Barnes, Joseph K., 248. Barney, Hiram, 249. Barrows, William Eliot, 350. Barstow, Simon Forrester, 7, 48, 64, 232, 289. Bartlett, Joseph Jackson, 72. Battle, a great, 101. Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 173n, 201, 222. Benham, Henry Washington, 23, 335; described, 241. Benson, —, 280. Bethesda Church, 140. Biddle, James Cornell, 24, 48, 69, 70, 122, 168, 204, 228, 249, 265, 289; on leave of absence, 59; camp commandant, 67; Meade and, 176; early hours,
ad as follows: Be it enacted, etc., etc., that the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for completing the defenses of Washington; Provided, That all arrearages of debts incurred for the objects of this act shall be first paid out of this sum: And Provided Further, That no part of the sum hereby appropriated shall be expended in any work hereafter to be commenced. General J. G. Barnard, who, prior to the passage of the act above quoted, had been in engineering charge of the works, was, after the disasters of the first campaign under McClellan, placed also in command. He says that it was evident to all that the line north of the Potomac was not adequately defended at the time of the above act, and that after the disasters in Virginia the work was prosecuted with all vigor, new works being thrown up and the old ones strengthened, notwithstanding the act of Congress.
ach time with an elevation of twenty-five degrees, the projectile attaining a maximum range of 8,001 yards. This is no mean record even compared with twentieth century pieces. we publish on page 255 an accurate drawing of the great fifteen-inch gun at Fort Monroe, Virginia; and also a picture, from a recent sketch, showing the experiments which are being made with a view to test it. It is proper that we should say that the small drawing is from the lithograph which is published in Major Barnard's Notes on sea-coast defense, published by Mr. D. Van Nostrand, of the city. this gun was cast at Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania, by Knap, Rudd and Co., under the direction of Captain T. J. Rodman, of the Ordnance Corps. Its dimensions are as follows: total length190 inches. length of calibre of bore156 inches. length of ellipsoidal chamber9 inches. total length of bore165 inches. maximum exterior diameter.48 inches. news of March 30, 1861. with their introduction into the for
ose of keeping an official record of matters of professional engineering interest, and good use was made of it. In the West, Captain O. M. Poe was performing a similar service as chief of photography of the United States Engineer Corps. General John Gross Barnard was General Grant's chief of engineers in the East. The accompanying set of photographs of fortifications is largely from these sources. first maxim dictating that it was better to dig dirt than to stand up and be shot at, and the seblem applicable to Fort Sumter when it was built, and we must now use the few and imperfect means at our command to increase its defensive features as far as practicable. This beautiful view of Fort Sumter in 1865, clear in every detail, one of Barnard's photographic masterpieces, shows the battered parapets of the Fort strengthened again and again by gabions. The humble baskets not only served this purpose, but kept flying pieces of the more solid construction which they reinforced from maim
as then constructed, some distance below the two pontoon bridges. Of this last passageway, General Barnard, chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac, remarked that it was an excellent structure, ca, and for the most part was Engineers, East and West When the war broke out, General John Gross Barnard had just published Dangers and Defences of New York (1859) and Notes on sea-coast DefeArmy of the Potomac with the rank of brigadier-general and chief engineer of General Grant. General Barnard had graduated from the Military Academy at West Point in the class of 1833, fought through the war he was brevetted major-general. General O. M. Poe did for Sherman in the West what General Barnard did for Grant in the East. He labored constantly in the construction of defenses for the nneering in Sherman's campaigns. Many examples are reproduced in this History. Major-General John Gross Barnard: the chief engineer of General Grant and the Fortifier of New York Brigadier-Gene
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barnard, John gross, 1815-1882 (search)
Barnard, John gross, 1815-1882 Military engineer: born in Sheffield, Mass., May 19, 1815; was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1833, and entered the engineer corps. He was made captain in 1838; major in 1858; brevet brigadier-general of volunteers in 1861; lieutenant-colonel of regulars in 1863; brevet major-general of volunteers in 1864; brevet brigadier-general and brevet major-general of regulars, March, 1865; and colonel of the corps of engineers, regular army, Dec. 28, the same year. During the war with Mexico he fortified Tampico, and made surveys of the battle-fields around the capital. In 1850-51 he was chief engineer of the projected Tehuantepec Railroad; and in 1855-56 he was superintendent of the United States Military Academy. He was chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac, 1861-62; also chief engineer of the construction of the defences of the national capital from September, 1862, to May, 1864. He was chief engineer of the armies in the fiel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colleges for women. (search)
ctors, 20,548 students and $3,236,416 in total income. The institutions exclusively for women, organized on the general basis of college requirements, were divided into two classes. The first comprised the following: Mills College, in Mills College Station, Cal.; Rockford College, Rockford, Ill.; Women's College, Baltimore, Md.; Radcliffe, in Cambridge; Smith, in Northampton; Mount Holyoke, in South Hadley; Wellesley, in Wellesley—all in Massachusetts; Wells, in Aurora; Elmira, in Elmira: Barnard, in New York City; and Vassar, in Poughkeepsie—all in New York; Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr, Pa.; and Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, Va. These colleges had 543 professors and instructors, 4,606 students, seventeen fellowships, 254 scholarships, $6,390,398 invested in grounds and buildings, $4,122,473 invested in productive funds, and $1,244,350 in total income. The second division, which comprised institutions under the corporate name of colleges, institutes, and seminaries, and were
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), General Armstrong, the (search)
A noted privateer, fitted out in New York in 1812. The merchants of New York fitted out no less than twenty-six fast-sailing privateers and letters-of-marque within 120 days after the declaration of war (1812), carrying about 200 pieces of artillery, and manned by over 2,000 seamen. Among the most noted of these privateers was the General Armstrong, a moderatesized schooner, mounting a Long Tom 42-pounder and eighteen carronades. Her complement was 140 men; her first commander was Captain Barnard; her second, Capt. G. R. Champlin. Early in March, 1813, while Champlin was cruising off the Surinam River, on the coast of South America, he gave chase to the British sloop-of-war Coquette, mounting twenty-seven guns and manned by 126 men and boys. They engaged in conflict between nine and ten o'clock (March 11, 1813). Supposing his antagonist to be a British letter-of-marque, Champlin ran the Armstrong down upon her, with the intention of boarding her. When it was too late, Champlin
al Engineer in the defences of Washington, on the staff of General McDowell, July 23 to Aug. 21, 1861. Assistant to General Barnard in the construction of field-works south of the Potomac, Aug. 21, 1861, to Mar. 19, 1862. Brevet Major, May 4, 1862.862. Colonel, 1st Conn. Artillery, Jan. 19, 1863. Transferred to Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863. Aide-de-Camp to General Barnard in the Virginia Peninsular campaign, Army of the Potomac, Mar. 10 to July 24, 1862, being engaged in the siege of Yoly 2, 1862, including the preparation of maps. On sick leave of absence, July 24 to Sept. 25, 1862. Aide-de-Camp to General Barnard, Sept. 25 to Nov. 11, 1862, being engaged in fortifying the southern approaches to Alexandria, Va. Chief Topographichus removed the last obstruction to the free navigation of the Mississippi River. Mustered out, Aug. 24, 1865. Barnard, John Gross. Born at Sheffield, Mass., May 19, 1815. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1833. Brevet
62. Brevet Captain, July 3, 1863. Regimental Quartermaster, 4th U. S. Artillery, July 12, 1865, to Apr. 26, 1873. Captain, 15th U. S. Infantry, Jan. 22, 1867 (declined). Captain, 4th U. S. Artillery, Apr. 26, 1873. Retired, June 17, 1889 (by operation of law, sect. 1, Act June 30, 1882). Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss. See General Officers. Barlow, Edward E. Born in Massachusetts. Captain, Assistant Adj. General, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 27, 1862. Resigned, July 30, 1863. Barnard, John Gross. See General Officers. Barnes, James. See General Officers. Barney, Benjamin Griffin. See General Officers. Barr, Thomas Francis. Born at Arlington, Mass., Nov. 18, 1832. Major and Judge Advocate, U. S. Volunteers, Feb. 26, 1865; accepted, Apr. 13, 1865. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Dec. 2, 1865. Transferred to U. S. Army as Major and Judge Advocate, Feb. 25, 1867. Lieut. Colonel and Deputy Judge Advocate General, July 5, 1884; accepted, July 8, 1884
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