cast, May, 1850.
Rodman gun, a columbiad model, smooth-bore, made by the Rodman process of hollow casting, cooled from the interior; adopted by the United States for all sea-coast cannon, 1860.
Parrot gun, of iron, cast hollow, cooled from the inside and strengthened by an exterior tube made of wrought-iron bars spirally coiled and shrunk on; made at the West Point foundry, 1860.
15-in. Rodman gun, weighing 49,000 lbs., cast by the South Boston Iron Company, 1860.
Parrott gun first put to test of active warfare in the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861.
Gatling rapid-firing gun, from five to ten barrels around one common axis; tenbarrel Gatling discharges 1,200 shots a minute; range, 3,000 yds.; invented in 1861.
S. B. Dean, of South Boston Iron Company, patents a process of rough boring bronze guns and forcibly expanding the bore to its finished size by means of mandrels, 1869.
Pneumatic dynamite torpedo-gun built and mounted at Fort Lafayette (foun
ry to protect the ballotboxes at the approaching elections......July 15, 1857
Governor Walker, with several companies of dragoons, encamps before Lawrence, intending to prevent action under the independent municipal charter, but soon withdraws......July 17, 1857
The wagon-trains of the Utah expedition are leaving Fort Leavenworth daily; Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston is in command of the 5,000 troops sent out to subdue the Mormons......Aug. 1, 1857
Under the Topeka constitution, Marcus J. Parrott chosen to Congress; vote on the constitution, 7,257 for, 34 against......Aug. 9, 1857
At a convention at Grasshopper Falls, the free-State men agree to take part in territorial election, Oct. 5......Aug. 26, 1857
At the October election the free-State party is successful......Oct. 5, 1857
Baker University established at Palmyra, now Baldwin City......October, 1857
Convention meets at Lecompton, Sept. 7, and forms a State constitution favoring slavery; adjourns......Nov. 3,
ertained of Gen. Hunter by all the old regular army officers.
Gen. Hunter's position on the "contraband" question is understood to be as follows:
All negroes coming into camp will be retained, and such of them as are proved the property of Union men will be appraised and receipted for, to be paid when and how Congress may see fit.
Colonel Albert, Acting Brigadier-General, will also remain, and several other foreign officers, who first decided to leave, will remain.
Marcus J. Parrott, of Kansas, has been appointed on Gen. Hunter's staff.
Springfield, Nov. 6.
--According to information received by Gen. Hunter, it is now said that Gen. Price has no intention of attacking us, and if pursued still further by us he will scatter his army or retreat to Fort Smith, and await developments on the Potomac and in Kentucky.
It is very doubtful whether any further advance of our main army will be made, but further intelligence of the number and position of th