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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
ered — whose whole intercourse with the prisoners was the essence of brutality. An illustration will paint him more thoroughly than a philippic. A prisoner named Hale, belonging to the old Stonewall brigade, was discovered one day rather less sober than was allowable to any but the loyal, and Bowden being officer of the guard, ationate to his offence. All this would have been very natural, but not Bowdenish, so this valorous Parolles determined to apply the torture to force a confession! Hale was accordingly tied up by the thumbs — that is, his thumbs were fastened securely together behind his back, and a rope being attached to the cord uniting them, itned by his thumbs, strained in an unnatural position, his toes merely tonching the ground. The torture of this at the wrists and shoulder joints is exquisite, but Hale persisted in refusing to peach, and called on his fellow-prisoners, many of whom were witnesses of this refined villainy, to remember this when they got home. Bow
I never heard or saw any thing that would indicate the existence of that revengeful feeling which the Northern papers were continually asserting against us. My own feeling, now the battle was over, was to treat them as I would have wished to be treated, had our positions been reversed, and, although it necessitated an outlay I could ill spare, there was nothing I could purchase for their comfort that I failed to do. Had fortune thrown in my way such men as Seward, Lincoln, Blair, Sumner, or Hale, I should have been tempted to use some of the handcuffs out of the wagon-loads which old Scott had sent to Manassas for very different individuals. In such a case it would have been a good joke; but in the present instance, a cruel one. When we hailed a steamboat above Berkeley, I learned the following facts. Huger, I was informed, had not made a successful evacuation of Norfolk, and much valuable. property had fallen into the enemy's hands. This arose from an act of treachery on the
surgeon, or general, served to check or decrease it. Men, collected from cities, accustomed to stated hours of business and recreation, and whose minds were accustomed to some exercise and excitement, naturally drooped in the monotony of a camp knee in mire, where the only change from the camp-fire — with stew-pan simmering on it and long yarns spinning around it — was heavy sleep in a damp hut, or close tent, wrapped in a musty blanket and lulled by the snoring of half a dozen comrades. Hale, sturdy countrymen, accustomed to regular exercise and hard work, with nothing to do all day but sun themselves and polish their bayonets, naturally moped and pined for the homes that were missing them so sorely. They, too, found the smoky blaze of the camp-fire but a sorry substitute for the cheerful hearth, where memory pictured the comely wife and the sturdy little ones. The hardy mountaineer, pent and confined to a mud-bound acre, naturally molded and panted for the fresh breezes and ro
elight, as the day on which Lincoln's proclamation to abolish slavery would take effect. In Norfolk the negroes were deluded by the Abolitionists into great excitement. Speeches were made, encouraging them to take up arms against their masters! Hale has offered a resolution in the Northern Congress to raise two hundred regiments of negroes! The valiant knight, I hope, will be generalissimo of the corps. He is worthy of the position! January 16th, 1863. Just returned from Richmond. B'ers. About six hundred women and children were allowed to come in it from Washington. They submitted to the most humiliating search, before they left the wharf, from men and women. The former searched their trunks, the latter their persons. Mrs. Hale, of California, and the wife of Senator Harlan, of Iowa, presided at the search. Dignified and lady-like! One young friend of mine was bringing five pairs of shoes to her sisters; they were taken as contraband. A friend brought me one pound
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
t of December. 1861. A large portion of the vessels went up the Broad River, on the westerly side of Port Royal Island, to approach the Ferry by Whale Creek; and at the same time General Stevens's forces made their way to a point where the Brick Yard Creek, a continuation of the Beaufort River, unites with the Coosaw. There he was met by Commander Rogers, with launches, and his troops were embarked on large fiat boats, at an early hour in the morning. Jan. 1, 1862. The Ottawa, Pembina, and Hale soon afterward entered the Coosaw, and at Adams's plantation, about three miles below the Ferry, the land Port Royal Ferry before the attack. and naval forces pressed forward to the attack, two of the howitzers of the Wabash accompanying the former, under Lieutenant Irwin. Stevens threw out the Eighth Michigan as skirmishers, and the gun-boats opened a brisk fire into the woods in their front. The Seventy-ninth New York led. Very soon a concealed battery near the Ferry was encountered.
ousseau's Fourteenth. Nov., ‘61 B-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Ross's 1 1 2   35 35 37 Sweeny's Sixteenth. Nov., ‘61 C-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Robinson's   3 3   34 34 37 Veatch's Sixteenth. Sept., ‘61 D-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Church's   2 2   39 39 41 Brannan's Fourteenth. Dec., ‘61 E-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Dennis's         33 33 33   Fourth. Jan., ‘62 F-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Hale's 1 9 10   23 23 33 Hascall's Twenty-third. Jan., ‘62 G-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Lanphere's   4 4 1 41 42 46 Osterhaus's Thirteenth. Mar., ‘62 H-- Reenlisted and served through the war. De Golyer's 2 3 5   42 42 47 Logan's Seventeenth. Aug., ‘62 I--Daniels's   5 5   27 27 32 Ward's Twentieth. Feb., ‘62 K--Schuetz's   3 3 1 14 15 18     April, ‘62 L--Thompson's   1 1 1 27 28 29 Fourth Twenty-third. June, ‘62 M--Hil
Paint Rach River, and made him wade in about midway, and shot him, putting seven balls through his body. These were all unoffending citizens. Benjamin Raden was an old man, sixty-three years old. They hung an overseer — who had formerly taken the oath to Lincoln — his sole offence consisting in assisting his employer to get his stock across the river. They put a notice on the tree, that it would be death for any one to take his body down. They went to P. Rallins, formerly a captain in Colonel Hale's regiment, who had resigned in consequence of ill-health, and robbed him of several thousand dollars, giving him ten minutes to cross the Tennessee River, and threatening to hang him, and leave him hanging till the buzzards should pick his eyes out, if he ever returned. issued an order for all to take the oath or leave their lines. Such are a few of the many atrocities these Yankee fiends — the representatives of the best government the world ever saw --are inflicting on the people of <
f operation is found in those annunciators whose openings are all covered by pivoted shields, the numbers being permanently attached in the rear. The motion of the wire trips the sounding-hammer as before, and at the same time trips the shield to which it belongs, and causes it to oscillate from before the opening and expose the number to which it belongs. A crank operated by the hotel clerk restores the normal condition after the number has been observed. Horsfall, October 4, 1853, and Hale, April 22, 1856, are among the earlier inventors. In Horsfall's, the wire from the room operates a rod whose horizontal lifting and tripping arm extends beneath its appropriate swinging index-plate. The rod and arm are arranged in such relation to the rocking-frame which carries the alarm-bell, that, as either of the rods is raised for the purpose of tripping one of the index-plates and exposing its number to view, the frame and bell will be also raised, and the pendulous hammer allowed t
lower position, and vice, versa. Man′heim-gold. A brass used by jewelers, as an imitation of gold. Copper, 3; zinc, 1; tin, a small quantity. See also Semilor ; alloys, jewelers', p. 63. Man-hole. A hole in a cesspool, drain, iron boiler, tank, or a chamber or compartment on an iron ship, designed to allow the entrance of a man for examination, cleansing, and repairs. In boilers and tanks it is usually secured by a bridge and bolt, so as to render it water, steam, or Man-Hale. air tight, as the case may be. In drains, the cover is a lid with a stink-trap joint. Man-hole door. The cover or lid of a man-hole in a boiler or tank. A man-hole plate. Man′i-chord. (Music.) An instrument resembling the spinet and harpsichord (which see). It was originally a monochord (single string), and is referred to by Giraud de Calanson, a poet of Provence (manicorda, ab una corda). It was played by quills, operated by jacks and keys on a key-board. It was one <
ese. 12. Gypsum in water for plasterers. Pasteboard. A thick paper board, made by pasting together a number of sheets of paper. This is afterward pressed to remove the water of the paste, dried and calendered. See also cardboard. In Hale's machine for lining straw-board or thick paper with a thinner material, the thin lining-paper is wound on a roll D, and is caused to pass over a pasting-roller E in the trough C, provided with an adjustable knife or scraper H. The thick board is fed up from below and united to the lining by a pair of rolls, between which the two conjointly pass. Hale's pasteboard-machine. Pasteboard-cut′ter. The machine (Fig. 3565) is for grooving and cutting pasteboard strips employed for making boxes. The board passes successively between the rollers D F, C E. The rollers F are provided with grooving disks q, which are opposed to the surface of the plain roller D, and may be adjusted to crease the board at any desired distance from the ed
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