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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fine Arts, the. (search)
he as- Rifles used by the principal nations. WeightCalibre nation.GunNo. of Rounds. PoundsOunceInch. AustriaMannlicher9140.3155 BelgiumMauser890.3015 ChinaLee900.4335 DennmarkKrag-Jorgensen980.3155 EnglandLee-Metford940.3038 FranceLebel940.3158 GermanyMannlicher900.3155 ItalyParravicino-Carcano860.2565 JapanMurata90Lee-Metford940.3038 FranceLebel940.3158 GermanyMannlicher900.3155 ItalyParravicino-Carcano860.2565 JapanMurata900.3158 PortugalKropatschek1040.3158 RussiaMouzin8130.305 SpainMauser8130.2765 Sweden and NorwayKrag-Jorgensen980 305 SwitzerlandSchmidt980.29612 TurkeyMauser890.3015 United States armyKrag-Jorgensen980.305 United States navyLee——0.2365 sociation now has a superb building on Broad Street, which was first opened to the publicLee——0.2365 sociation now has a superb building on Broad Street, which was first opened to the public in April, 1876. Unwise management and alleged injustice to the younger artists who were studying in the New York Academy caused great dissatisfaction, and in the autumn of 1825 they held a meeting and organized a Society for Improvement in Drawing. This movement was made at the instigation of Samuel F. B. Morse, who was made pr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Five Forks, battle of. (search)
o strongly armed and manned to be ridden over, and the Nationals were driven back to the Court-house. There was some severe fighting that day, without a decisive result. Sheridan was engaged in the struggle, but at midnight he was satisfied that Lee was withdrawing his troops, and felt quite at ease. It was known at headquarters that his troops had been driven back from Five Forks, and that it was uncertain whether he could hold his position. Warren was sent to his aid with a portion of his,000 men and several battle-flags. Merritt charged the front, and Griffin fell upon the left with such force that he carried the intrenchments and seized 1,500 men. Crawford, meanwhile, had come forward, cut off their retreat in the direction of Lee's lines, struck them in the rear, and captured four guns. Hard pressed, the Confederates fought gallantly and with great fortitude. At length the cavalry charged over the works simultaneously with the turning of their flanks by Ayres and Griffin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fleury, Louis 1740- (search)
Fleury, Louis 1740- Chevalier and Viscount De, military officer; born in Limoges, France, about 1740; was educated for an engineer, and, coming to America, received a captain's commission from Washington. For his good conduct in the campaign of 1777, Congress gave him a horse and commission of lieutenantcolonel, Nov. 26, 1777; and in the winter of 1778 he was inspector under Steuben. He was adjutant-general of Lee's division in June, 1779, and was so distinguished Medal awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel De Fleury. at the assault on Stony Point, July, 1779, that Congress gave him thanks and a silver medal. De Fleury returned to France soon after the affair at Stony Point, before the medal was struck; and it was probably never in his possession, for it seems to have been lost, probably while Congress was in session at Princeton. In April, 1859, a boy found it while digging in a garden at Princeton. De Fleury, on his return to France, joined the French troops under Rochambeaux