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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 114 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 30 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 16 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 6 0 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 6 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 4 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 4 0 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. 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 4 0 Browse Search
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h of 2,197 feet the water can be carried to a hight of 75 feet above the surface. It is a mineral water, having a salty taste and a strong odor of sulphur, and possesses great medicinal virtues. Rod-lifter. The well bored at the county buildings of St. Louis Co., Missouri, has reached a depth of 3,235 feet without obtaining a flow of water. The artesian wells at Chicago are 700 feet deep, and discharge about 1,250,000 gallons daily, with a head of 125 feet above the surface of Lake Michigan. The water is very pure and cool for the depth from which it comes, having a temperature of 57°. The well at Louisville, Kentucky, is even deeper than this, and yields a medicinal water allied in quality to the Blue Lick and Big-Bone Lick, springs of the same state. Some years ago a boring was commenced in the public square surrounding the State House at Columbus, Ohio, with the intention of endeavoring to obtain a head of water which could be carried to the upper part of that bui
re is 175 feet at base and 30 feet at top, and it is composed of rough blocks of stone. A transverse section is shown at c, Fig. 882. The inner slope has an angle of 45°, the outer slope has an inclination of 3 base to 1 of hight to a depth of about 19 feet below the highest spring-tides, and from thence to the bottom of 45°. Breakwaters have also been constructed by the United States government at several lake-ports, particularly at Buffalo and Cleveland on Lake Erie, and Chicago on Lake Michigan. The covering pier or breakwater of Buffalo Harbor (d, Fig. 883) is built of stone, and cost about 8200,--000. The illustration shows a cross-section. It measures 1,452 feet in length. The top of the pier on which the roadway is formed measures eighteen feet in breadth, and is elevated about five feet above the level of the water in the harbor. On the side of the roadway which is exposed to the lake, a parapetwall, five feet in hight, extends along the whole length of the pier, fr
the sides, as well as the bottom, are made of cast-iron. The arches have a span of 45 feet, and a rise above the springing, 7 feet 6 inches. Canals are classed as : — Level or ditch canals; consisting of one reach, level throughout. Lateral canals; which connect places in the same valley, the fall being in one direction only. Summit canals; in which the work crosses one or more summits, at which provision of water must be supplied. Canals are now projected : — To turn Lake Michigan into the Mississippi. This is under way. Across the Isthmus of Corinth. This, as has been remarked, was projected 600 B. C. It attracted the attention, also, of Demetrius Poliorketes, Julius Caesar, Caligula, and Herodes Atticus; but it was reserved for Nero to take the first active step toward the accomplishment of this end. He completed a canal for a distance of 3,683 feet on the Corinthian, and 6,946 feet on the Savonian, side of the isthmus. This important historical fact has