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Jos James, an engineer on the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad, was stabbed and killed on the 27th ult., in Wilmington, N. C., by James Thompson. The Northern papers give the cold shoulder to the "man Forter," (Charles H.,) and say he will not be allowed a seat in the Federal Congress as a member from North Carolina. Cornell Conway Felton, President of Harvard College, Mass., died on the 2th ult., near Chester, Pa. He was an author of considerable reputation.
The Daily Dispatch: March 5, 1862., [Electronic resource], The Burnside Expedition. (search)
River defences again. It is stated that iron gunboats are being prepared at Annapolis for the purpose of passing our batteries on James river. We have often remarked that land batteries, properly constructed, can never be silenced by vessels of any size, and that in the general history of all warfare, with the exception of the present war, in which our batteries, with few exceptions, have been of the most miserable description, land fortifications have always proved too much for ships. But batteries can be passed without much danger by gunboats at full speed, and, to meet this contingency, vessels loaded with stone should be sunk in the channel, and, if necessary, iron clad piles be also driven in, surrounded by chevaux de frieze of treer, which could be easily cut down from the neighboring shore, and so arranged as to give the enemy a tangled knot to untie before he could get at the obstructions in the river. In addition to this, bomb proof batteries commanding the chann
The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1862., [Electronic resource], Retaliation. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: September 18, 1862., [Electronic resource], The cause of Southern superiority. (search)