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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
st, and for that purpose, Admiral Farragut appeared Aug. 5, 1864. off the entrance of Mobile Bay, full thirty miles below the City, with a fleet of eighteen vessels, four of them iron-clad, the wooden vessels were the Hartford (flag-ship), Captain P. Drayton; Brooklyn, Captain James Alden; Metacomet, Lieutenant-Commander J. E. Jonett; Octorara, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Green; Richmond, Captain T. A. Jenkins; Lackawanna, Captain J. B. Marchand; Monongahela, Commander J. H. Strong; Ossi. Pee, Commander W. E. Leroy; Oneida, Commander J. R. M. Mullaney; Port Royal, Lieutenant-Commander B. Gherarde; Seminole, Commander E. Donaldson; Kennebeck, Lieutenant-Commander W. P. McCann; Itasca, Lieutenant-Commander George Brown, and Galena, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Wells. The ironclad vessels were the Tecumseh, Commander T. A. M. Craven; Manhattan, Commander T. W. A. Nicholson; Winnebago, Commander T. H. Stevens, and Chickasaw, Lieutenant-Commander T. H. Perkins. while a land force, about
as unable to discover any guerrillas except a deserter from Galbraith's cavalry. When discovered, he mounted his horse and fled; but being closely pursued, he alighted and took to the ravines and knobs on foot. He was finally overtaken, but before surrendering formed in line of battle, fired, and shot at a Union citizen who accompanied the expedition and was interested in his capture. It was a very fortunate escape for the man at whom the shot was aimed, when you consider that the ball tore the lining from the glove he wore, and just grazed his hand. The deserter's name is Alfred or Alferd, and is said to be a dangerous man. He was discovered at widow Pee's or Pices's, Hollis's Creek, Cannon County, which is said to be a resort for this class of men. Under command of such an energetic officer as Lieutenant Beattie, and such gallant boys as little Wisconsin always sends into the field, the bushwhackers and guerrillas in this and the surrounding country will be summarily dealt with.
a cord attached to the foot. In this form it becomes a register of the number of paces. Payne's pedometer (English patent, 1831) was of the form and size of a common watch, having a pendulum which was swayed by the movement of the person in walking; the pulsations being registered in the usual way and shown on the dial. The patentee also attached his pedometers to an ordinary watch, in which case the train of wheels and other parts are placed under the dial-plate or face of the watch. Pee. The point of an anchor-arm which penetrates the ground. The fluke or palm is the expanded portion which affords an area of holding surface. The bill. Peek. ´╝łNautical.) The upper end of a fore-andaft sail, sprit-sail, etc.; or the outer end of a gaff. See peak. Peels. Peel. 1. (Bakery.) A wooden shovel with a long handle, used by bakers in putting in and withdrawing loaves to and from the oven. 2. A similarly shaped implement for hanging wet sheets of paper on line
tractive? What would sooner arrest the attention of the stranger; whither would a man of reflection and serious temper sooner direct his steps? Had such a Cemetery, with prophetic forethought of posterity, been laid out in the first settlement of the country, and all our venerated dead,--the eminent in church and state-been deposited side by side, with plain but enduring monuments, it would possess already an interest of the most elevated and affecting character. Such a place of deposit is Pee la Chaise near Paris, which has already become a spot of the greatest interest and attraction, furnishing the model to similar establishments in various parts of Europe, and well deserving to be had in view, in that which is in contemplation here. The vicinity of our venerable University suggests an interesting train of associations, connected with this spot. It has ever been the favorite resort of the students. There are hundreds now living, who have passed some of the happiest hours of
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
ssenger at Florence; Robert Lee, assistant cashier of the bank of Florence; Peter A., a farmer of Florence county, and Mason C., now in the junior class of the South Carolina college. In evidence of his interest in Confederate comradeship he has attached himself to the camp of Confederate Veterans and has been lieutenant-commander of Pee Dee camp, No. 390, U. C. V., at Florence. His only brother, Joseph W. Brunson, served efficiently and gallantly through the entire war in the same battery (Pee Dee) as gunner and orderly-sergeant. At the battle of Chancellorsville, when Jackson was wounded, he was ordered by Gen. A. P. Hill to find Gen. J. E. B. Stuart and bring him there to take command, and not to return without him. After much riding he found Fitzhugh Lee by a camp fire and told him what he wanted. General Lee informed him that Stuart was in the enemy's lines and he could not find him. Brunson insisted that he must find him, as he was ordered by General Hill not to return with