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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2 (search)
report of the battle of Jericho Ford, and other interesting matter. As to the statement that Field and Mahone surrendered more than half of General Lee's strength at Appomattox Courthouse, I havet's Headquarters42 Pickett's Division (Stewart's, Corse's, Hunton's and Terry's Brigades)1,380 Field's Division (Anderson's, Benning's, Bratton's and Texas Brigades)4,974 DuBose's Brigade358 Hump06 Recapitulation First Corps7,189 Second Corps4,465 Third Corps10,206 —— 21,860 Field's Division4,974 Mahone's Division3,493 —— 8,477 The above is infantry alone, and does noteplaced by Davis' and Cooke's troops of Heth's division. On page 522, in the biography of General Field, of Virginia, the historian relates that his division, when surrendered, constituted more than half of General Lee's force then under arms. This is not so. The divisions of Field and Mahone together did form the larger portion of the army. Why the silence in regard to the latter corp
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 24 (search)
he Navy to have soundings made there under his direction to ascertain the truth of his theory. This was done. In 1851-52 three small vessels were placed at his disposal, and Lieutenant Berryman's soundings fully demonstrated the existence of the telegraphic plateau. Maury's suggestion of a fascicle of copper wires within a coating of gutta percha, the whole to be no larger than a ladies' finger, was adopted. He also invented a machine for coiling and laying the cable, and in fine, as Cyrus W. Field said at a public dinner in New York, given to celebrate the arrival of the first message, Maury furnished the brains, England gave the money, and I did the work. The cable company, in gratitude, gave Maury priority of use of cable when finished. (See many letters on file at the Observatory, also a full account of the whole in Maury's Sailing Directions.) Besides all these schemes for national advancement Maury's papers on Naval Reform, under the caption of Scraps from the Lucky Bag,