nerally elaborately carved.
They were fastened by several padlocks, or by a multiplicity of bolts shot by a single lock; were formerly considered as secure as first-class safes are at present.
The first examples of metallic safes are coffers, consisting of iron frames, covered with sheet-iron, and strengthened by hoopiron crossed at right angles on the outside and riveted through.
These were common during the last century.
The first English patent for a fire-resisting safe was to Richard Scott, in 1801.
It consisted of an inner and outer casing of iron or other metal, between which was an interspace on all sides, filled in with charcoal or wood treated with a solution of alkaline salt.
The door was made in a similar way.
The next was to William Marr, 1834, who introduced a second metallic lining, so as to form two interspaces within the safe, the inner of which was lined with mica or talc, and filled in with a non-conducting material.
These were known as doublechests, an
Federals so they dared not raise their heads above the parapet.
The United States flag flying above the fort was riddled by the bullets from Walthall's guns They had been in this position only a short time when a piece of artillery belonging to Scott's Louisiana cavalry, which had come upon the field without the knowledge of General Chalmers, opened fire a short distance to the northeast, and unfortunately threw shell so near to our assaulting column as to cause some confusion in that part of J. V. Whittington; Company C, W. C. Little, T. F. Reynolds, F. W. Cox, W. R. Ratcliff; Company K, W. H. Durham.
Ninth Regiment.—Company A, J. Davis; Company F, Archibald B. Wright; Company H, A. T. Dennis, V. A. Carraway, L. K. A. Pearce, Richard Scott; Company I, T. C. Bardin; Company K, W. C. Nesbitt, J. J. Laughter.
Tenth Regiment.—Colonel R. A. Smith, mortally wounded, died afterward; Lieutenant-Colonel Bullard; Company B, R. A. Pasko; Company C, Thomas J. Brown, H. E. Barten, Josep