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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 4 (search)
neral Gibbon will be up to help him. Another officer: General Mott's division has broken, sir, and is coming back. Tell him to stop them, sir!! roared Hancock in a voice of a trumpet. As he spoke, a crowd of troops came from the woods and fell back into the Brock road. Hancock dashed among them. Halt here! halt here! Form behind this rifle-pit. Major Mitchell, go to Gibbon and tell him to come up on the double-quick! It was a welcome sight to see Carroll's brigade coming along that Brock road, he riding at their head as calm as a May morning. Left face — prime — forward, and the line disappeared in the woods to waken the musketry with double violence. Carroll was brought back wounded. Up came Hays's brigade, disappeared in the woods, and, in a few minutes, General Hays was carried past me, covered with blood, shot through the head. Headquarters Army of Potomac Monday, May 16, 1864 I will continue the letter of this morning, describing our first day's fight. I had got
of succor — for he was 200 miles distant from the nearest frontier settlements, and 500 from any source of effectual support, much worse off in that respect than any of our present generals — Hull wished to fortify his camp, to get his cannon mounted, to give time for the operation of a formidable proclamation which he had issued. While he was thus employed, the British General, Proctor — for Proctor we might read Johnston — arrived at Amherstburg with reinforcements, followed, first by General Brock, and then by Tecumseh, a noble Indian, any parallel for whom we should seek in vain in the ranks of our rebels. Hull thereupon gave over the invasion of Canada and retired to Detroit, where he shortly after ingloriously surrendered to the approaching British and Indians, whereby not only Detroit, but the whole peninsula of Michigan, passed into the hands of the British. Great was the astonishment and anger of President and Cabinet — though they themselves, by the inadequacy of the
r to a grindingpan. The ore and water enter the eye of the runner, and pass between it and the bed-plate to the periphery, at which they are discharged by a spout to a series of amalgamating-boxes, each of which consists of a case R containing a series of copper pans placed in vertical series. The upper muller L has a rotary motion, and the lower one an oscillation, derived from the crank and pitman O. The shell M, whose floor forms the lower muller, travels on rollers as it oscillates. Brock, May 1, 1860. The upper surface of the revolving disk e is divided into a number of receptacles, and the lower surface of the disk above it is ribbed. The respective disks revolve in different directions. The receptacles are filled with mercury, and the action of the upper plate o is to feed the pulverized ore from the center continually towards the periphery, its gravity keeping it as a film in contact with the mercury upon which it floats and travels. The disks are rotated by the enga
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 27: Chattanooga and the battle of Missionary Ridge (search)
this creek is nowhere level, but full of ridges and knolls. We came past many fine farms-one quite large, phenomenal at this time and place — on our return between the creek and Lookout where the depredators have not been. The owner's name was Brock. He had a two-story brick house almost hidden (it being on that byroad) fences all up, sheep in their pastures and negroes at home. Two or three ladies appeared as we passed. (They were not unfriendly in their look or manner to our party.) h there and were permitted to put it on her table. All the people of this village were secesh and impoverished. It was a mystery from what source they got enough to eat. Returning, we crossed the Lookout Creek, skirted the mountain, passed Mr. Brock's and other farms hidden away behind the ridges and woods. Some three or four miles to the east of Trenton, walking and leading our horses up the Nic-a-jack trace, we ascended Lookout Mountain. This rough, steep mountain path had been obstruc
, II, 507. Bowie, Ogden, II, 285. Bowlegs, Billy, Chief, I, 84. Bowman, A. H., I, 100. Boynton, C. B., II, 396, 426, 429-431, 433-435. Boynton, H. V., II, 426, 433, 435. Bradley, Luther P., I, 613-615. Bragg, Braxton, I, 456, 471, 477, 479, 481, 484-486, 488, 490; II, 80, 131, 146, 151. Branch, Mr., I, 87. Breckinridge, Joseph C., I, 484, 485, 488. Brewerton, Henry, I, 46, 60. Brewster, A., II, 395. Bridgham, Thomas, I, 10. Britton, Emily, II, 566. Brock, Mr., I, 496, 497. Brodhead, J. M., .1, 356. Brooke, Fort, Fla., I, 73, 77, 88. Brooke, John R., I, 187, 244, 246, 247, 300, 317. Brooks, James, II, 200. Brooks, Phillips, II, 558. Brown, Harvey, I, 85, 86. Brown, J. M., 11, 216, 267. Brown, John, I, 153; II, 170. Brown, Levi R., I, 49. Brown, Lieutenant Colonel, I, 369. Brown, Orlando, 11, 215, 217, 232, 233, 283, 284, 347. Buck, R. P., I, 125, 128; II, 545. Buckingham, Maurice, I, 313. Buell, D. II., I, 13
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Margaret Smith's Journal (search)
her I went along with mine Uncle and Aunt Rawson, and many others, to attend the ordination of Mr. Brock, in the place of the worthy Mr. Hough, lately deceased. The weather being clear, and the travd hath the reputation of good scholarship and lively wit. He told some rare stories concerning Mr. Brock, the minister ordained, and of the marvellous efficacy of his prayers. He mentioned, among other things, that, when Mr. Brock lived on the Isles of Shoals, he persuaded the people there to agree to spend one day in a month, beside the Sabbath, in religious worship. Now, it so chanced that tding fair, that his congregation did desire him to put off the meeting, that they might fish. Mr. Brock tried in vain to reason with them, and show the duty of seeking first the kingdom of God, whenrrying people to meeting in his boat, lost the same in a storm, and came lamenting his loss to Mr. Brock. Go home, honest man, said the minister. I will mention your case to the Lord: you will have
cit. He was certainly deranged — as mad as his father had been — during the greater part of the last years of his life. When in this situation he fancied that he had personally commanded in all the campaigns of the Peninsula — in other words, had filled the place of Wellington--and actually related anecdotes of battles, sieges, and marches, as of events that occurred under his own eye. His ministers kept the secret from the world and reigned for him, as Pitt had done for his father. Mr. Thackeray does not allude to his general madness, but contents himself with alleging a sort of monomania. He says: "I believe it is certain about George IV. that he had heard so much of the war, knighted so many people, and worn such a prodigious quantity of Marshal's uniforms, cocked hats, cock's feathers, and scarlet and bullion in general, that he actually fancied he had been present in some campaigns, and, under the name of Gen. Brock, led a tremendous charge of the German legion at Waterl
But we suppose the old gentleman has become tired with roaming up and down the earth, which he has been at ever since he and Job came in contact several thousand years ago.-- Honest Trinculo tells us that "misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows." Sowe presume does weariness, which we take to be first cousin to misery. Let us do up the thing in dramatic style.--Act first, scene first. The University of Oxford, in England. Four gentlemen are about to sit down to dinner. 1st. Rev. Mr. Brock hurst, a man of fierce piety, who has written a book on the Jewish disabilities, in which he answered with perfect satisfaction to himself the questions of Shylock. He proved that a Jew hath not hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions — that he is not fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same summer and winter, as a Christian is.-- He showed that if you prick him he does not bl
g Artillery, Capt.Braxton; Co. "B," Fredericksburg, Capt. Chew; Co. "A," Fredericksburg, Capt. Sener. The train last evening brought the Caroline Greys, Capt. Quisenberry, a fine looking and well-drilled body of men. The camp is under the command of Capt. R. Milton Cary, of Co. "F." The men are rapidly progressing in the drill, and the raw recruits are put through about seven hours each day. The strictest military discipline is enforced, and everything is upon complete "war footing." Several of the men have suffered somewhat from indisposition, but Dr. Cunningham, of the First Regiment of Virginia Volunteers; Dr. Brock, of the Blues, and Dr. Lyons, of Col. "F," have been unremitting in their attentions, and have established a hospital which they zealously attend. Our camp will give a good account of itself when the "tug" comes, and will show to the vandals of the Ape that we have been "diligent in well doing." Our watch-word now is "order," it will be then, "victory." Mercer.
From Kanawha. --The editor of the Lewisburg Chronicle publishes some facts from a letter dated Charleston, Kanawha county, June 30: Gen. Wise was then in Charleston, and Capt. O. J. Wise's company, the Richmond Blues, left Charleston about 10 o'clock at night, June 29th, for Gilmer county, in consequence of having learned that about 100 of the enemy had crossed over and were committing depredations. Capt. Brock's Rockingham Cavalry and Capt. Beirne's Monroe Rifles had also left, but were expected to return in a few days. One of the Monroe Company died on the 29th from measles; he exposed himself imprudently during his sickness. A company of Riflemen arrived on the 30th from Roane county, with three prisoners; one of them a delegate to the Wheeling Convention, and the others had violated the persons of two ladies. The people were talking of lynching them, but the writer thought they would be left in the hands of the legal tribunals. So far as the writer can judge from
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