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im away from me. Wheeler advanced with me, and by pressing hard on the rebels and firing fast, we drove them, killing one, wounding another, and rescuing the prisoners, who all belonged to company C, Third Wisconsin cavalry. As the rebels escaped, they attempted to shoot their prisoners, and wounded one in the shoulder. As this was right under the fire of the camp, two of the prisoners made for the camp without stopping to say thank you; the other, and the one personally known to me, named Heaton, seemed so bewildered that I had to ride up to him, and force him to go in the right direction. All this had taken me over the brow of the hill, so that when I turned to go back, our forces were partially out of sight, but a few jumps of my horse brought them in sight again, and I saw them still in line of battle, while the enemy to the number of about four hundred and fifty were advancing upon them in line of battle, and firing very rapidly. I will here state that of the eighty-five men o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the First battle of Manassas. (search)
position on Bull Run, north of the Lewis house; and Captain Harris, an engineer officer of much note, was ordered to accompany and post us. We were placed on the edge of the run, under a bluff, on which a section of Rogers's battery, under Lieutenant Heaton, was posted, and temporarily attached to my command. Riding up on the bluff, I found but one gun. Surprised, I asked the Lieutenant where his other was. Pointing to it, near the Lewis house, he said, there it is, and put there by order o About this time the peals of musketry, apparently about the Robinson and the Henry houses was incessant and fascinating. While thus absorbed, and sitting on my horse, surrounded with Colonel Murray, Captain Harris and others on the bluff, near Heaton's guns, Lieutenant-Colonel Murray called to me, Look there, Colonel. Following the direction of his finger, I saw two regiments in line of battle, moving at quick time, apparently from the field of battle. I know not how to account for my condu
pportunely reached the ground. These, with Harper's regiment, constituted a reserve to protect our right flank from an advance of the enemy from the quarter of the stone bridge, and served as a support for the line of battle, which was formed on the right by Bee's and Evans's commands; in the centre by four regiments of Jackson's brigade, with Imbodens' four 6pound-ers, Walton's five guns (two rifled), two guns (one rifled) of Stanard's, and two 6-pounders of Rogers's batteries, under Lieutenant Heaton; and on the left by Gartrell's reduced ranks and Colonel Smith's battalion, subsequently reinforced by Faulkner's 2d Mississippi, and by another regiment of the Army of the Shenandoah, just arrived upon the field, the 6th (Fisher's) North Carolina. Confronting the enemy at this time my forces numbered, at most, not more than six thousand five hundred infantry and artillerists, with but thirteen pieces of artillery, and two companies (Carter's and Hoge's) of Stuart's cavalry. The en
s and Evans's commands, in the centre by four regiments of Jackson's brigade, with Imboden's four 6-pounders, Walton's five guns— two rifled, two guns—one piece rifled—of Stanard's, and two 6-pounders of Rogers's batteries, the latter under Lieutenant Heaton; and on the left by Gartrell's reduced ranks and Colonel Smith's battalion, subsequently reinforced by Faulkner's 2d Mississippi regiment, and by another regiment of the Army of the Shenandoah, just arrived upon the field, the 6th, Fisher's house. Here, as before said, thirteen pieces, mostly 6-pounders, were maintained in action. The several batteries of Imboden, Stanard, Pendleton (Rockbridge Artillery), and Alburtis, of the Army of the Shenandoah, and five guns of Walton's and Heaton's section of Rogers's battery, of the Army of the Potomac, alternating, to some extent, with each other, and taking part as needed; all, from the outset, displaying that marvellous capacity of our people as artillerists, which has made them, it <
the requisite quantities of cinder and metal have been again charged, and the process is continued. From eight to ten charges are made before any refettling is required, and these heats are worked in a day of ten hours. See puddling-furnace. Mechanical Puddlers. Griffith1865 McCarty1852 Berard1867 Harrison1854 Bloomhall1872 Bennett1864 Heatley1873 Gove1858 Dormoy1869 Riley1873 Danes1873 Sellers1873 Wood1870 Heatley1869 Revolving Puddlers. BeadlestoneDec. 9, 1857 HeatonAug. 13, 1867 AllenApr. 14, 1868 YatesFeb. 23, 1869 DanksNov. 24, 1868 DanksOct. 20, 1869 YatesFeb. 23, 1869 See also patents to Boynton, Allen, Jenkins, Smith, 1871; Jackson, Goodrich, Richardson, et al., Davies, Post, 1872; Jones, Danks, 1873. Pud′dle-rolls. The first, or roughing, rolls of a rolling-mill. Invented by Henry Cort, England, and patented in 1783. The loop, or ball of puddled iron, after a preliminary forging, is drawn out by passing through the puddle-rolls,
hird engine built by Hancock seems to have been well constructed, and ran for hire in the neighborhood of London. It was called the Infant. In following the record chronologically, we find the names of Gough, Summers and Ogle, Boase and Rawe, Heaton, Napier, Palmer, Gibbs and Applegath, Church, Redmund, Squire and Macaroni, and Hills. This brings us down to 1833. Hills seems to have been the most successful of the whole series of inventors. He traversed many of the roads leading out of d is to incorporate with a peculiar iron carbonaceous matters, such as fat, resins, tar, etc. Mushet fuses malleable iron with carbonaceous matters in crucibles. Vickers combines iron scrap, ground charcoal, and black oxide of manganese. Heaton's process consists in the use of nitrate of soda, producing what he terms crude steel, which may be afterward converted into pure iron or steel. He uses a cylindrical convertor, in the bottom of which is placed a charge of Chili saltpeter (an im
e distance of ground, and into his main line of earthworks, where were massed heavy forces of the enemy. So formidable were the rebel works situate on the crest of the hill, and so numerous the guns that were mounted, and poured a raking fire into our line, that to attempt an assault upon it would be sheer madness. Consequently, Stanley held his position, over four hundred yards in advance of the starting-point, and fortified within seventy-five yards of the enemy's main works. Wood's and Heaton's positions, before the line was moved, were much nearer the rebel works than was Stanley's, yet they pushed their divisions forward under the deadly fire, drove the skirmishers from their rifle-pits,and advanced almost up to the rebel reserve, but were forced to fall back to the rifle-pits, where they also fortified, and held their position, within about fifty, yards of the enemy's works. The troops behaved with great gallantry, and in the charge I learn that not a regiment; faltered. A
c Mirror, published at Leesburg, Loudoun county, Va., says, in its issue of Wednesday Inst: Federal troops have been hovering on the Maryland side of the Potomac opposite the Loudoun line for several days, though no attempt has as yet been made by them to come over. On Monday, a body of them opposite White's Ferry, about three miles from Leesburg, commenced a fire across the river at a party of Confederate troops on this side. A detachment of Capt. Rogers' Artillery, commanded by Lieut. Heaton, answered their call, exchanging with them some thirty or forty shots. The Yankees have no cannon, but seem to be armed with the Minnie muskets, which they use with some dexterity, but altogether without effect, as nobody on this side the river has been "hurt." Gentlemen with spy-glasses assert that they saw several on the other side fall, and that they were picked up and carried off. The firing from the Maryland shore is still progressing at the time of this writing. --Tuesday eve
atterson was shown to the elegant mansion of Andrew Hunter, Esq., for his headquarters, and Cadwallder was led to the beautiful residence of James L. Rahson, for his accommodation. More outrages. The Leesburg Washingtonian informs us that on Tuesday night the Federal troops crossed the Potomac at Noland's Ferry, about one hundred strong, and set on fire a stable, the properly of a Dr. Simpson. On Wednesday morning they again Grossed and fired a frame dwelling. The Border Guard, Capt. Heaton commanding, and a portion of Capt. W. Mead's Cavalry, proceeded about ten o'clock Wednesday to the Ferry, to look after the barn burners. Gen. A. Sydney Johnson. The Memphis Appeal furnished some intelligence of this gallant officer: A gentleman, recently a citizen of California and formerly a prominent citizen of Arkansas, has just arrived in our city, one month out from California, and reports that General Sidney Johnston left California before him with about a hundred men
he 8th went into the fight, running and cheering. In consequence of the density of the thicket, the forces were almost face to face, before they could fire — and the whole battle was of this description — at close encounter. The enemy soon got their howitzers in position, on a little knoll, in front of which extended some open ground, and opened with canister. Here took place the hardest fighting, as the many dead bodies of Glend and foe which I saw lying about on the day after, proved Capt Heaton's company gallantly charged the battery, drove back its supporters, and turned it upon the enemy, but from want of artillerists the pieces could not be used, and one of them in the hurry was overturned. The fleet on our side then continued, an infantry engagement exclusively. It was certainly a desperate one. I have never witnessed a more conclusive exhibition of the daring courage of the Virginia race. Up to this time the enemy, 4,000 in number, by the confession of their own prisone
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