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Preface. The kind interest with which the public received the Memoirs as they appeared in Blackwood's Magazine induced me to think of republishing them. When they were on the point of republication, the news reached me that my King had called his people to arms against Austria and her allies. I offered at once my sword to my native country, and had the proud satisfaction of fighting, in the army of Prince Frederick Charles, in the great battle of Konigsgratz, and of taking part in the victorious advance through Bohemia, Moravia, and the Duchy of Austria. A new great war has turned the interest of the public to new matters,--many months have passed away since the termination of the great American struggle,--and many may have forgotten that the splendid Army of Virginia was ever in existence; but I do not hesitate to publish my account of battles lost and won, trusting that there are many still left who will read with some interest the simple narrative of a soldier who is proud t
nder command of General Von Steinmetz, the victors, August 6, of Spicheren, near Saar, and, eight days later, of Colombey, to the east of Metz; while the centre and left were composed of the several corps of the Second Army, commanded by Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia, a part of whose troops had just been engaged in the sanguinary battle of Mars-la-Tour, by which Bazaine was cut off from the Verdun road, and forced back toward Metz. At first the German plan was simply to threaten with ts course toward R6zonville, halting, however, to rebuke in the same emphatic style every group of runaways he overtook. Passing through R6zonville, we halted just beyond the village; there a fire was built, and the King, his brother, Prince Frederick Charles, and Von Roon were provided with rather uncomfortable seats about it, made by resting the ends of a short ladder on a couple of boxes. With much anxiety and not a little depression of spirits news from the battle-field was now awaited,
s of military science. The French army under Marshal Bazaine having retired into the fortifications of Metz, that stronghold was speedily invested by Prince Frederick Charles. Meantime the Third Army, under the Crown Prince of Prussia-which, after haying fought and won the battle of Worth, had been observing the army of Marsh dressed in neat uniforms of light blue; they looked healthy and strong, but seemed of shorter stature than the North Germans I had seen in the armies of Prince Frederick Charles and General von Steinmetz. When, later in the day, the King arrived, a guard for him was detailed from this Bavarian contingent; a stroke of policy no d march toward Vitry. This was the first time his Majesty had had a chance to see any of these troops — as hitherto he had accompanied either the army of Prince Frederick Charles, or that of General Steinmetz-and the cheers with which he was greeted by the Bavarians left no room for doubting their loyalty to the Confederation, not
t, without danger, as far as Bougival, north of Versailles, and eventually met the right of the Crown Prince of Saxony, already at Denil, north of St. Denis. The unbroken circle of investment around Paris being wellnigh assured, news of its complete accomplishment was momentarily expected; therefore everybody was jubilant on account of the breaking up of Ducrot, but more particularly because word had been received the same morning that a correspondence had begun between Bazaine and Prince Frederick Charles, looking to the capitulation of Metz, for the surrender of that place would permit the Second Army to join in the siege of Paris. Learning all this, and seeing that the investment was about completed, I decided to take up my quarters at Versailles, and started for that place on the 22d, halting at Noisy le Grand to take luncheon with some artillery officers, whose acquaintance we had made the day of the surrender at Sedan. During the meal I noticed two American flags flying on
me comparatively useless. The adjustable shoes are attached to supplemental bars, which are hinged to the radial arms D, and are also connected thereto by springs which permit adjustment of the pressure. Miscellaneous Machines. The following are diverse in their construction from those previously cited, and are not strictly referable to either of the classes, while partaking of some of the features of the pan and the barrel process. Dodge's amalgamator. Charles's amalgamator. Charles, September 25, 1866. The inclined panners B are suspended by rods from the frame, and are oscillated by machinery. They discharge into a trough which leads the oredust and water 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 h
t, estimated at a little over 6,100 tons, there was no through penetration, and the turret was found to revolve with the same facility as before the shot was fired. None of the gun fittings or gear were injured in any way. The kid, the rabbit, and the lien looked dazed, but they had sustained no other injury. The German navy has the following iron-clads: King William, 345 feet long, 58 1/2 feet beam, covered with 8-inch iron-plates and 20 inches of elastic wood; it has 23 guns. Prince Frederick Charles, 282 1/4 feet long, 52 3/4 feet beam, protected by 5 inches of iron and 15 inches of elastic wood cushioning; carries 16 guns. Crownprince is 277 3/4 feet long, 48 1/2 feet beam, covered with 4 1/2 to 5 inches of iron and 10 inches of elastic cushioning; bears 16 guns. Arminius is 194 feet long, 35 feet beam, covered with 4 1/2 inches of iron and 9 inches of cushioning; bears 4 guns. Prince Adalbert is 154 feet long, has 4-inch iron-plates, 8 inches of cushion, and carries 3 guns
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 21 (search)
ic attention and evoked general sorrow. But yesterday, amid the tears of the French people, Pere Lachaise opened its solemn gates to receive into the close companionship of warriors and statesmen, prelates and artists, astronomers and dramatists, physicians, poets, lawyers, novelists and philosophers, whose fame envious time has not yet impaired, all that was mortal of the venerable and idolized Victor Hugo. Shadows are resting upon the German Empire, for the Baron Von Manteufel, Frederick Charles—the dashing Red Prince of many campaigns—and the charming song—writer—Franz Abt—are not. England laments the tragic fate of the gallant Burnaby, the unique Gordon, and their brave companions—regrets that Sir Moses Montefiore—the noble Jewish philanthropist—has been gathered to his fathers, and scatters white roses over the new-made graves of Sir Francis Hincks and Lord Houghton. The gonfalons of Spain are drooping in honor of King Alphonso and the sagacious Serrano. The
The Art of Fighting the French Army. Prince Frederick Charles, of Prussia, has just published a pamphlet, under the title of The Art of Fighting the French Army. The royal author gives as the first principle of the French system of warfare, that the French soldier always marches forward; the second, he says, is, that moral is superior to physical force. So Marshal Canrobert, when he had a coup de main on his hands in the Crimea, always asked his soldiers: "Do you feel equal to it?" They never answered "No;" and the promise which they themselves had given to their General was the guarantee of their success. The third principle of the French, according to the Prince, is to hold themselves in a serried column against an enemy which is badly disciplined and unaccustomed to military manŒavres; and, on the contrary, to fight with disordered ranks and like skirmishers when they have to do with regular and well-disciplined troops. The fourth French principle is, never to defend thems
ct their rights, and that the civil commissioners of Austria and Prussia would assume the administration of the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. In conclusion the proclamation advised the inhabitants to abstain from any party agitation, which would not be suffered by the Commander-in-Chief, in the interest of the Schleswigers themselves. On the 2d of February, actual hostilities commenced, of which we have the following details: Prussian Headq'rs, Feb. 3, 1864. Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia employed seventy-four guns in the attack upon Missunde yesterday. His Royal Highness was convinced that the Danes would offer serious resistance to the Austrian and Prussian advance. There were one hundred killed and wounded in yesterday's engagement. The troops behaved with great valor. The vanguard of the Eleventh infantry brigade were under fire. Missunde in flames. Rendsburg, Feb. 3, 1864. The Danish prisoners taken in the attack upon Missunde w