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. To speak of other things more essential to our success and existence as a nation, what think you of our weapons? Are they all you could desire? What say you, Robins, of the artillery? You have called an incompetent authority for judgment upon such an important point, for as I am not an educated officer, I know but littleference, but our men prefer Whitworth's weapon. This was written long before Whitworth was patronized by the English Government. I agree with you entirely, Robins, said the Major, in regard to the ramrod; I think it should be abolished. Half the men you see walking about town with arms in slings have been hit while loading is also too heavy, and carries a large ball; though good for its time, it is now superseded by lighter and more accurate weapons. Take a seat, Adjutant, said Robins, as Lieutenant Nixon entered the tent. We have ,been speaking of the different kinds. of weapons, and by general consent it seems breechloaders are preferred; w
would have been fearful. How did it happen that our pieces were not up sooner, Robins? addressing an artillery officer. We were up in time,, but not called upon left us masters of this second field. Yes, it was a brilliant affair, said Robins. I was present, but our guns could not be brought into position. Considering lemnly foresworn for ever all fellowship or communion with them. I am sorry, Robins, the artillery had not fitting opportunities, for I am enthusiastic in their faas thought of in the whole South but artillery! artillery! That spirit, said Robins, was infused by the early exploits of the Washington Artillery Corps, Kemper's he front as nimbly as if they had not marched many miles that day. Yes, said Robins. I was then about a mile to the rear, and it being nearly dark, could not we number of guns and small arms captured, it would be difficult to say, remarked Robins, being referred to on that point. From the Brooke Turnpike to Meadow Bridge I
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), Casualties in the First New-Jersey cavalry. (search)
avid Lowes, One Hundred and Twenty-fourth New-York volunteers--ankle. Thos. Lee, Sixth United States cavalry--right arm. Soloman Grath, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania--left leg. O. D. Hess, Eighth Illinois cavalry--arm. O. Richard, Sixth Pennsylvania cavalry--back. C. Oleus, Fifth United States cavalry--back. Lieut. Wade, Sixth United States cavalry--head, slight. Lieut. Flynn, Second United States cavalry--slight. Lieut. Phillips, Sixth New-York--right leg amputated. Major Robins, one of General Pleasanton's staff, had two horses shot under him. Capt. Sawyer, of the First New-Jersey cavalry, is missing; as also Major Forbes, commissary of Colonel Kilpatrick's brigade. E. A. Paul. Another account. headquarters First Maryland cavalry, Warrenton Junction, June 11, 1863. You are already informed of the cavalry battle which took place between General Pleasanton's and Stuart's cavalry, at Beverly Ford, on the ninth instant, but it must certainly be of g
e cannot speak too highly of the unsparing exertions and skilful dispositions of General Arnold, under whom the whole of this arm of the service was placed. Collateral praise must necessarily fall upon those faithful underworkers who, although unseen at the surface, have nevertheless the most mighty results depending upon the accuracy and promptness of their observations — I mean the Topographical Engineers under Major Houston. Foremost among these were Lieutenant Ulfers, Mr. Olt mans, Mr. Robins, and the lamented Mr. Luce, who was killed a short time ago while in the act of taking an observation. The enormous amount of personal hardships and dangers these gentlemen have to undergo, after going far ahead of the army and little exploring expeditions of their own in the enemy's country — the coolness and self-possession which their services require of them in every emergency, are things of which few people probably think, but which, nevertheless, have the most momentous bearing upon
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 11: army organization.—Artillery.—Its history and organization, with a brief Notice of the different kinds of Ordnance, the Manufacture of Projectiles, &c. (search)
Jones. Table de tir les canons et obusierso Lombard. On Gunpowder. Antoni. Recherches sur l'artillerie en general. Texier de Norbee. Description de l'art de fabriquer les canons. Monge. Procedes de la fabrication des armes blanches. Vandermondea Manuel de l'artilleur. Durtubie, Traite du mouvement des projectiles. Lombard. Treatise on artillery. Scheel. (Translated from the German.) Traite pratique des feux d'artifice. Morel. Manuel du canonnier marin. Cornibert. New principles of gunnery. Robins. Memoires sur la fabrication des armes portatives. Cotty. Recherches sur la poudre. Cossigny. Supplement. Cossigny. Fabrication de la poudre. Renand. American Artillerist's Companion. Toussardo Tables des portees des canons et canonades de la marine. Cornibert. Traile d'artifices de guerre. Bigot. Tarite élementaire de la fabrication des bouches à feu. Dartein. Traite de l'art de fabriquer la poudre à canon. Bottee et Riffault, L'art du salpetrier. Bottee et Riffault. Dictionary of artillery
ngs with a wire and the earth respectively, so that during the passage of a current the bob becomes an electro-magnet. Two magnets having their poles turned opposite ways are so fixed that the hollow bob of the pendulum always surrounds one or both of them. Thus the controlled pendulum is either checked or accelerated according as it tends to go faster or slower than the other. 2. The ballistic pendulum (n) is used for measuring the velocity of projectiles by impact. It was invented by Robins. It consists of a large mass of wood banded with iron, or of a box filled with sandbags, and suspended by iron bars from an axis. The cannon-ball whose velocity is to be determined is fired against the solid block of this pendulum, and the hight to which it is made to oscillate by the blow is shown by an index on a wooden arc, and determines the velocity with which the mass first began to move, when its quantity of motion was equal to that with which the ball struck it. The velocity at
— the Mendota and the Hunchback — the former lying below the pontoon bridge, and the latter a short distance above that structure. They are commanded by Captain Nichols and Captain Fife, respectively. The Mendota returned the enemy's fire, in a short time silencing their batteries. The enemy, on Foster's front, has been ascertained by Lieutenant Bernard N. Smith, aid-decamp, to consist of Cook's brigade, of Heath's division, of A. P. Hill's corps. The enemy's cavalry is commanded by Major Robins, of Holcomb's Legion, which is composed of cavalry, artillery and infantry. In addition to this, several brigades of rebels passed down our front yesterday afternoon (June twenty-second), three regiments passing over Four-Mile creek, with one regiment deployed as skirmishers. The skirmishing resulted in our taking a few prisoners. The destination of the passing brigades alluded to is unknown. On yesterday some of the troops, in making excavations, discovered five thousand dollars in
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix no. 2: the work of grace in other armies of the Confederacy. (search)
Place, Dalton, The Rock, Thomaston, Barnesville, and a camp-meeting in Upson county, Georgia. Then to La Fayette, and on to Chickamauga. Could not preach on Sunday, September 13, our division was marching; but preached on the night of 15th, and Dr. McFerrin preached the night of the 16th. September 17. We marched from La Fayette, Georgia, in the direction of Chattanooga; passed Rock Spring Church and Pea-Vine, near which we bivouacked. While resting on my blanket in the shade, Lem. Robins, of our Thirty-seventh Georgia, came near me, and I asked him to take a seat on my blanket. He sat down, and began to talk cheerfully about his religious enjoyment; handed his hymn-book and an ambrotype of his wife to me to keep and return with messages of love to wife, father, and mother, spoke of his mother's prayers and her solicitude for his salvation, and her great satisfaction on hearing of his Christian conduct in camp. He was confident that he would not survive the coming conflict.
an Rangers (disbanded January 5, 1863): Scott, John, major. Twenty-fourth Cavalry regiment: Barham, Theodore G., lieutenant-colonel; Robertson, John R., major; Robins, William T., colonel. Twenty-fourth Infantry regiment: Bentley, William W., major; Early, Jubal A., colonel; Hairston, Peter J., Jr., lieutenant-colonel; Hamriilitia regiment: Davenport, John M., lieutenant-colonel. Fortieth Cavalry battalion (consolidated with Thirty-second battalion to form Forty-second battalion): Robins, William T., lieutenant-colonel; Wren, John F., major. Fortieth Infantry regiment: Brockenbrough, John M., colonel; Cox, Fleet W., major, lieutenant-colonel; CM., major; Oldham, Thomas, colonel; Rains, William W., major. Forty-second Cavalry battalion (transferred to Twenty-fourth Cavalry): Robertson, John R., major; Robins, William T., lieutenant-colonel. Forty-second Infantry regiment: Adams, P. B., major; Burks, Jesse S., colonel; Deyerle, Andrew J. . colonel; Lane, Henry, majo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
. I thought there would be more danger in trying to run away on a slow horse than to stand still. So I concluded to play a game of bluff — I drew my sabre, turned around, and beckoned with it to imaginary followers. Fortunately, just then Lieutenant Robins, commanding the advanced guard, came in sight at a fast trot. The company of Pennsylvania (Eleventh) cavalry left in a hurry. Robins captured the depot and guard without firing a shot. Stuart soon rode up at the head of the column just aRobins captured the depot and guard without firing a shot. Stuart soon rode up at the head of the column just as a train of cars came in sight. There was no time to pull up a rail; logs were placed on the track. The engineer discovered the danger too late to reverse his engine, so crowding on a full head of steam he dashed by, receiving a salute as he passed. He carried the news to the White House, four miles off. The critical condition we were in would not allow us the time to go there and destroy the stores. They were under guard of gunboats. If we had had a pontoon train on which to cross the riv
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