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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Louisa May Alcott, Hospital Sketches: An Army Nurse's True Account of her Experience during the Civil War. 2 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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t road, the Wilkinson and Nolinsville turnpike, and approached the Nashville turnpike and the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. Up to this time and this point our victory was complete and overwhelming. We had driven the foe some five or six miles, captured about four thousand prisoners, (including three generals,) some thirty or thirty-five pieces of artillery, and inflicted a loss upon the enemy treble our own, to say nothing of the small arms and personal equipage, strewn from Dan to Beersheba. Here, however, the enemy rallied all his energies for a desperate struggle.. Fortune favored him, and the wily Rosecrans availed himself of the favor. In front of our right centre, say a mile distant, rose a naked oval hill, commanding in all directions — not very high, but exceedingly available. Upon this hill he placed a crown of twenty guns, more or less, immediately supporting them by a brigade of regulars, and holding an infinite number as a secondary support. In addition to th
elpful documents and directions. Everything goes by contraries with me; so, having made up my mind to be disappointed, of course I wasn't; for, presently, in walked Dr. H., and no sooner had he heard my errand, and glanced at my credentials, than he said, with the most en gaging readiness: I will give you the order, with pleasure, madam. Words cannot express how soothing and delightful it was to find, at last, somebody who could do what I wanted, without sending me from Dan to Beersheba for a dozen other bodies to do something else first. Peace descended, like oil, upon the ruffled watery of my being, as I sat listening to the busy scratch of his pen; and, when he turned about, giving me not only the order, but a paper of directions wherewith to smooth Away all difficulties between Boston and Washington, I felt as id poor Christian when the Evangelist gave him the scroll, on the safe side of the Slough of Despond. I've no doubt many dismal nurses have inflicted themsel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newman, John Philip 1826-1899 (search)
y; entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1849; travelled in Europe, Palestine, and Egypt in 1860-61; and, returning to the United States, had charges at Hamilton, N. Y., Albany, N. Y., and New York City. In 1864-69 he organized three annual conferences in the South, two colleges, and a religious paper; and in the latter year founded and was made the first pastor of the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington. D. C.; was chaplain of the United States Senate in 1869-74; inspector of United States consulates in Asia in 1874-76; and again pastor of the Metropolitan Church, Washington, in 1876-79. In 1879-88 he held pastorates in New York and Washington. Dr. Newman attended Gen. U. S. Grant in his last illness. In 1888 he was elected a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was author of From, Dan to Beersheba; Thrones and palaces of Babylon and Nineveh; America for Americans; And the supremacy of law. He died in Saratoga, N. Y., July 5, 1899.
s thicknesses of plates. The edges to be welded are heated in the furnace, and the tube is then run under the hammer and partially revolved, to bring the joint directly between the hammer and anvil. Welding-machine. Weld′ing-swage. A block or fulling-tool for assisting the closure of a welded joint. See swage. Well. 1. A shaft dug or bored in the ground to obtain water. Lately, some of the deepest have been in search of brine and oil. See artesian well. The wells of Beersheba, dug by Abraham and re-dug by Isaac, are yet in existence. There are two large ones and five smaller ones. The larger of the two is 12 1/2 feet across, and 44 1/2 feet to the water. The curbstones of the wells, around the mouth, are worn into deep furrows by the ropes of centuries. The remains of a town are in the neighborhood, but no habitations, shrubs, or trees. The generations of Abimelech, the sons of Samuel who turned aside after filthy lucre and took bribes, the idolaters of th