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wrongs escape capture. They admit of no retaliation. The humanity of our people would shrink instinctively from the bare idea of waging a like war upon the sick, the women and the children of the enemy. But there are other savage practices which have been resorted to by the Government of the United States, which do admit of repression by retaliation. I have been driven to the necessity of enforcing this repression. The prisoners of war taken by the enemy on board the armed schooner Savannah, sailing under our commission, were, as I was credibly advised, treated like common felons; put in irons, confined in a jail usually appropriated to criminals of the first dye, and threatened with punishment as such. I had made an application for the exchange of these prisoners, to the commanding officer of the enemy's squadron off Charleston harbor, but that officer had already sent the prisoners to New York when the application was made. I therefore deemed it my duty to renew the propos
The Daily Dispatch: July 22, 1861.., [Electronic resource], Vanhouten's breach-loading rifle cannon. (search)
Vanhouten's breach-loading rifle cannon. --The Savannah (Ga.) News, of Tuesday last, in alluding to an invention of a breach-loading rifle cannon by a young mechanic, of that city, named Vanhouten, says some experiments were made a few days ago in the presence of several gentlemen, with the little brass model gun, weighing about 25 lbs, with the most satisfactory results. With a charge of powder, half as much again as is used in the Minnie musket to throw the Minnie ball, an ounce and a qowing the ball to recochet several times in order that its course might be observed. The inventor is confident that with this model gun he can throw a ball two miles, firing at the rate of fifteen or twenty times a minute. Several gentlemen in Savannah, impressed with the great utility of the invention, and desirous of seeing the principle tested on a larger scale, have invested in it. Mr. Vanhouten intends visiting Richmond soon, for the purpose of having a six pounder breach-loading cannon b