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ed Brigadier. He served with distinction under Lyon, Fremont, and Curtis. He was removed from Missouri, and appointed to command the Twelfth Army Corps under Pope, in Virginia, and has greatly distinguished himself. Although much sneered at by those in the Federal Army, and subjected on all occasions to many slights and annoyances, Sigel is a much better General than many who have been his superiors in command, and could do more with a division than half-a-dozen such men as General Pope. Sturges, Grant, Buell, Rosecrans, and others, who have displayed traits of genius under adverse circumstances, have never been called to chief command, simply because they were foreigners, or opposed to the dominant party in politics. Men of ability, without politicians to assist them, can never expect to rise; and if it were known to-morrow that a foreigner was in the ranks capable of guiding the destinies of the nation, he might remain there in obscurity, and the continent be reduced to anarchy
to a vessel of water that condenses any mercurial vapor which passes over when the stopcock g is opened. The cock regulates the pressure of vapor in the cylinder, which has a door by which it is charged and uncharged. Staats's amalgamator. Sturges's amalgamator. Staats, March 13, 1866. The ore is placed in a closed vessel in company with an allowance of quicksilver, and is then rotated on its horizontal axis above the fire in the furnace. The fumes eliminated by the heat from the mercury penetrate the material as it is agitated by the rotation of the vessel. Sturges, September 18, 1866. The barrel amalgamator has a pocket to retain the mercury and distribute it to the ore as the barrel revolves. The cylinder is stayed by diametric bolts. gold. The Battery Process. In the amalgamation of gold ores the auriferous quartz is broken by a crusher into pieces of about a pound weight, and is then stamped. For wet crushing, stamps are used weighing from five to nine hundr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.46 (search)
ng and shouting. They moved so quickly and unexpectedly, they were upon the enemy before they had time to anticipate it. At twenty paces, the boys gave a volley with their shotguns, then rushed on with their pistols. So sudden was the onset that despite their numbers the Yankee cavalry broke in disorder, and rushing back through the woods, ran over their infantry, creating a scene of confusion unequaled probably, save at Brice's Crossroads, on January 10, 1864, when Forrest annihilated Sturges. Numbers of the Federal infantry were mowed down, while others used their bayonets against the horses, and they, falling, threw their riders, bruised, to the ground. Before the infantry could recover, Forrest was upon them, and they broke as well as the cavalry. It is said that men are merciless on some occasions. On this one, the Yankees, fleeing for their lives, were pursued by their eager, excited enemy for some hundred yards, and the loss was heavy in killed and wounded, besides
City Point, Oct. 31, 1860. Arrived, Steamer George Peabody, Pritchard, Richmond. Steamship Yorktown, Parrish, Richmond. Steamship City of Richmond, Mitchell, Richmond. Sailed, Steamer George Peabody, Pritchard, Baltimore. Steamship Yorktown, Parrish, New York. Steamship City of Richmond, Mitchell, Philadelphia. Bark Petri, Sturges, Liverpool.
Arrived, Schr. Blackbird, Compton, Philadelphia, coal, J. L. Statton. Schr. Wm. A. Hammon, Towell, Philadelphia, coal, S. P. Hawes & Son, Sailed, Steamship Jamestown, Skinner, N. York, mdz. and passengers, Ludlam & Watson. Schr. Emma D., Corson, down the river, light. City Point, Feb. 21, 1861. Arrived, Steamship Jamestown, Skinner, New York. Bark Petrea, Sturges, Liverpool. Sailed. Steamship Jamestown, Skinner, Richmond. Baltimore, Feb. 21.--Cl'd, schr. Mary Virginia, Petersburg. New Bedford, Feb. 19.--Sl'd, schr. H. S. Boynton, Norfolk. 18th--Arr'd, schr. Eugene, do. Providence, Feb. 19.--Arr'd, schr. Golden Eagle, Norfolk. Alexandria, Feb. 21.--Sl'd, schr. A. Johnson, Norfolk.
onfederates is said to be to draw Gen. Patterson's column into Virginia, and then retreat, but fighting at all points where there is a chance of successful resistance, and carry on a system of guerilla warfare. A collision between the two columns cannot long be prevented. War movements in Western Virginia. We gather from the Wheeling Intelligencer some items concerning war movements in Western Virginia: Two soldiers killed — prisoners taken. On Saturday evening as Colonel Sturges' battery was practicing at a target on a low piece of ground, about a mile from Grafton, five or six shots were fired upon the men by Confederates from concealed position, without effect. A scouting party were sent out and some five or six of the party with arms in their hands were captured and brought into camp. Among the rest were three of the Poe family, father and two sons. A large number of prisoners were being brought into camp every day by the scouts, and active preparations w
of Gen. Lyon's aids. To Major General Fremont: Gen. Lyon, in three columns, under himself, Gen. Siegel and Major Sturges, of the cavalry, attacked the enemy at half-past 6 in the morning of the 10th, nine miles southeast of Springfield. s, August 13, 1861. To Colonel E. D. Townsend: General Lyon, in three columns, under himself, Generals, Siegel and Sturges, attacked the enemy at half-past 6 o'clock, on the morning of the 10th, nine miles Southeast of Springfield. The engagutposts of the enemy, and soon after the attack became general. The attack was made in two columns by Generals Lyon and Sturges--General Siegel leading a flanking force of about one thousand men, with four guns on the north of the enemy's camp. al Lyon's body had been treated with great respect and was brought back with some of the wounded to Springfield. Major Sturges took command on the battle-field after the death of Gen. Lyon. General Siegel took command after the battle. Our
Further from Missouri. St. Louis, Aug. 18. --A soldiers' train, near Palmyra, was fired into on yesterday, and one man was killed and several wounded. Gen. Pope has ordered a levy on mules, horses, and provisions for ten thousand men from St. Louis county; 5,000 from Palmyra was regarded sufficient. Enough soldiers are about Palmyra to control the county, and they are quartered in citizens' houses. Major Sturges has assumed the command of the army 30 miles east of Springfield, and has camped about eight miles South of Rolla. No intelligence yet received of Gen. Siegle's location. The 1st Iowa Regiment is being paid off and discharged. Their loss in the late battle was 30 killed and 134 wounded, and five missing. The Missouri Regiment lost 77 killed, 218 wounded, and 17 missing.
ction of the State. A Confederate force had reached Lebanon, on the Rolla road. About seven exiles from Spring field have joined Col. Boyd's regiment. About a thousand Union men have been obliged to abandon their homes in the Southwest section of the State, and leave their property at the mercy of the Confederates. There is much distress among these people, large numbers having neither money nor provisions. A train of Federal arms, which was brought in safety from Springfield by Major Sturges, is said to be worth a million and a half of dollars. Proclamation of Gen. M'Culloch. The following proclamation, under date Springfield, Aug. 15, briefly alluded to in our telegraphic dispatches of yesterday morning, has been issued by Ben. McCulloch: To the People of Missouri: Having been called upon by the Governor of your State to assist in driving the Federal forces out of the State, and in restoring to the people their just rights, I have come among you simply w
A Treacherous for. --The Woodville (Miss.) Republican has a correspondent with Gen. McCulloch's army, who was in the battle of Oak Hills, and from whose last letter we extract the following: I desire to mention in this postscript one fact connected with the operations of the enemy that ought to stamp them, not only with infamy, but cowardice, and cover the names of Gen. Lyon, Gen. Seigle, Col. Totten, and Capt. Sturges, of the U. S. Dragoons, with everlasting infamy. Throughout all the battle they displayed no colors over any position that they herd; in no line of battle formed, in no line of march, did the per ous wretches ever unfurl their much beloved Stars and Stripes, while in every regiment and on every part of the battle field waved the Confederate flag. Not once did the cowards fling to the breeze a banner that would indicate their nationality, but, on the contrary, deceived us by hoisting, on one or two occasions, when we pressed them close, a Confederate flag
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