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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 80 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 21 1 Browse Search
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. 16 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 13 13 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 10 10 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
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Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 6 0 Browse Search
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weapon is very questionable. It is believed that this form of bayonet was first introduced in the French service among the Chasseurs de Vincennes, who used it in Algiers, in the Crimean campaign of 1854-55, and the Italian war of 1859. Bayonets. It is secured to the rifle by a ring in the guard and a spring-catch in the hilto maintain the concrete in place until set. This is an old Roman method, and was described by Vitruvius. It has also been used by the French in their works in Algiers. Blocks of 324 cubic feet were floated out and dropped from slings into their places. English recipe:— Puzzuolana12 Quicklime9 Sand 6 Stone spalls9 Iron h one or more mortars are mounted for naval bombardments. Mortar-vessels are said to have been invented by Reyneau, and to have been first used at the siege of Algiers in 1682. Bomb-lance. Bomb-lance. A harpoon which carries a charge of explosive material in its head. In the example, the head is charged with powder, an
Cami-on. A heavy dray for the transportation of ordnance. Camlet. (Fabric.) A cloak-stuff formerly made of camel's hair, alone or mixed with silk; since made of wool and silk or wool and flax. It was a fashionable cloak stuff in the days of our fathers and their fathers. It was rigid from close weaving, and nearly waterproof. It went out when indiarubber fabrics came in. Campanile. Cam-wheels. Cam harvester-wheel. Camel's-hair cloth is used for tent coverings in Algiers by the Kabyles and Berbers; in China for carpets; in Turkey for soldiers' coverlets; in Circassia for dreadnaught cloaks. Fine or coarse, its uses are great and various. Marco Polo refers to this manufacture at the city of Kalaka, in the province of Tangut, in the domain of the great Genghis Khan. After dinner, I put on my new camelott suit; the best I ever wore in my life, the suit costing me above £ 24 (Pepys's Diary, 1665). This was a rich silk. This night my new camelott riding
gue14.1 Cracow13.3 Brussels28.06 Paris22.64 Geneva31.07 Milan38.01 Rome30.86 Naples29.64 Marseilles23.4 Lisbon27.1 Coimbra Port118.8 Bordeaux34.00 Algiers36.99 St Petersburg17.3 Simpheropol, Crimea14.83 Kutais (E shore of Black Sea)59.44 Bakou (S of Caspian)13.38 Ekatherinburg, Ural Mts.14.76 Barnaoul, Siberiatherefor. In the summer of 1855, at a competitive trial of reapers about 40 miles from Paris, France, three machines were exhibited, from America, England, and Algiers. The following was the result in a field of oats:— The American machine cut an acre in22 minutes. The English machine cut an acre in66 minutes. The Algerianneous acid from wood-tar. RosinPinus palustris, etcNorth America, etcThe residue left after the distillation of oil of turpentine SandarachCallitris quadrivalvisAlgiersUsed in varnishes. When powdered, affords pounce. Incense. ScammonyConvolvus scammoniaAsia MinorUsed as a purgative in medicine. Shellac(See Lac.) StoraxStyra
r being mixed with water. Ordinary concrete and Beton (which see) are of this class. Terra-cotta, employed for architectural ornaments, statuary, etc., is in the nature of a fine brick. Cement stones have been largely employed for constructions in the sea, especially for harbor dams, breakwaters, and quay walling. We may cite the moles of Dover and Alderney, in England, of Port Vendre, Cette, La Ciotat, Marseilles, and Cherbourg in France, Carthagena in Spain, Pola in the Adriatic, of Algiers and Port Said in Africa, and Cape Henlopen at the mouth of the Delaware. For the break water at Cherbourg artificial stone blocks of 712 cubic feet each were immersed The fortifications before Copenhagen are made of a concrete of broken stone and hydraulic mortar. The sluice of Francis Joseph on the Danube, in Hungary, is built entirely of concrete. This work forms a reservoir, the bottom and the sides of which consist of one piece. Its length is 360 feet, and width 30 feet. Its cons
siras, Spain25700 1859*Cape Otway, Circular Head24060 1860Great Belt, Denmark (2 cables)1418 1860*Dacca, Hindostan, to Pegu11650 1860*Port Vendres, France, to Algiers5201,585 1859 and 1860*Suez, Egypt, to Cassire, Egypt255Shallow water. 1860*Suakin, Red Sea, to Cassire474 1860*Suakin, Red Sea, to Aden, Arabia627 1860*Aden, atrick, Scotland, to Donaghadee, Ireland25160 1871Javea to Iviza430 1871Majorca to Minorca3593 1871Villa Real to Gibraltar15584 1871Marseilles, France, to Algiers, Africa4471,625 1871Singapore to Saigon, Cochin China62060 Date.FromLength in Miles.Greatest Depth in Fathoms. 1871Saigon to Hong Kong975630 1871Hong Kong to romwell's time, but the safety of carrying them in ships.—Pepys's Diary, 1662. In 1688 an immense floating bomb was prepared by the French against the port of Algiers, but was not used. In 1693-95 similar contrivances were used by the English in besieging St. Malo, Dieppe, and Dunkirk, without serious damage. In 1770 the