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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Comments on the First volume of Count of Paris' civil War in America. (search)
General Volunteers, United States army. *Walter H. Jenifer, Colonel Confederate States army. *Wm. B. Royall, Major Fifth Cavalry, Colonel by brevet, United States army. Second Lieutenants-- George B. Cosby, Brigadier-General Confederate States army. William W. Lowe, Brigadier-General Volunteers, United States army. John B. Hood, General Confederate States army. *Junius B. Wheeler, Major Engineers and Professor of Engineering and the Science of War at West Point. †A. Parker Porter, Lieutenant-Colonel of staff, United States army. †Wesley Owens, Lieutenant-Colonel of staff, United States army. †James P. Major, Brigadier-General Confederate States army. †Fitzhugh Lee, Major-General Confederate States army. (Those marked with * taken from civil life — with † graduates of West Point 1855 and 1856--with ‡ formerly in the army, but taken from civil life; all the others taken from the army.) These two regiments, from the appointments made during M
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Torpedoes. (search)
tends, then and then only may we beat the sword into the ploughshare, the spear into the pruning-hook, and nations learn wars no more. The following will show who is the founder of this arm of service: The first torpedo. In the experiments with the torpedo lately in the Florida channel, says an Eastern paper, the country has been furnished with a more complete exhibition of the destructive capacities of this submarine projectile, than is now known to military and naval science. Admiral Porter, in his recent report, called particular attention to the torpedo as a defensive and offensive weapon, and urged upon the navy a thorough study of its powers as a destructive agent in warfare. We therefore congratulate the service upon the success of the torpedo exercises, believing that they will command the attention of all the navies in the world. Enthusiasts claim that naval warfare has been substantially revolutionized by its invention; and the exercises of the squadron during the