n in public service, while a large number of slaves were employed in various labors, such as working on fortifications, as teamsters, et cetera, for the cause of the conspirators.
The following is the form of the voucher held by the Government as the employer of slaves.
for such purposes:--
We, the subscribers, acknowledge to have received of John B. Stannard, First Corps of Engineers, the sums set opposite our names, respectively, being in full for the services of our slaves at Drewry's Bluff, during the months of March and April, 1863, having signed duplicate receipts.
from whom hired.name and occupation.time Bmployed.rate of Wages.amount for each Slave.amount received.signatures.
J. G. Woodfire.William, laborer.22 days.$16 a month. $13 33Joseph G. Woodfire.
William E. Martin.Richard, laborer.37 days.$16 a month.$19 75
William E. Martin.Henry, laborer.37 days.$16 a month.19 7589 46W. E. Martin.
I certify the above pay-roll is correct and just, John B. Stannard.
pedoes were chiefly galvanic.
Some were cylindrical, with one end conical; but a greater portion were pear-shaped.
These were anchored in the channels or in shallow water, by means of a segment of a hollow iron sphere, called a mushroom., which was attached to the buoyant mine by a chain.
These were generally sunken opposite batteries, where the wires connected with bomb-proofs on shore.
One of these, containing nearly a ton of powder, was planted in the center of the deep channel at Drewry's Bluff.
On account of the depth of water, it was attached to a long rod, and that to the mushroom anchor, by a chain, as it was desirable to have the torpedo only the depth of a vessel below the surface.
In fishing for torpedoes, a net with hooks, like that which depended from the bows of vessels, was dragged as a fisherman's net is dragged; also, common grapnels--four-pronged anchors without a stock, fastened to long lines — were dragged after the boats, like trolling; and when a torpedo w
for the Presidency, 1.27; last days of, 1.457.
Draft of May 8, 1863, opposition organized against, 3.83; active resistance to, 3.86; suspended in New York, 3.90.
Draft Riots in New York, 3.88-3.91.
Drainsville, battle near, 2.151.
Drewry's Bluff, unsuccessful naval attack on, 2.409; Gen. Butler's attempt on, 3.321.
Droop Mountain, battle at, 3.113.
Drywood Creek, Mo., skirmish at, 2.66.
Dublin Station, Va., battle near, 3.315.
Dug Springs, battle at, 2.46.
Duke of Char's, 3.223.
Riot at St. Louis, 1.469.
Roanoke Island, battle of, 2.170.
Rock Castle Hills, repulse of Zollicoffer at, 2.89.
Rock Gap, cavalry fight at, 3.112.
Rocky Face Valley, battle in, 3.241.
Rodgers, Corn., his attack on Drewry's Bluff, 2.402.
Rogersville, battle at, 3.155.
Rolla, retreat of Sigel to from Wilson's Creek, 2.54.
Romney, battle near, 2.103.
Romney Bridge, skirmish at, 1.518.
Rosecrans, Gen. W. S., operations of in Western Virginia, 1.532; succee