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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
ar, George Province, Augustus Williams, Auzella Savage, John Jackson, Robert M. Blair, Anthony Williams, James W. Verney, Asa Bettram, John P. Ericson, Clement Dees, George W. McWilliams, John Angling, William Dunn, Robert Summers, Joseph B. Hayden, Isaac N. Fry, Edward R. Bowman, William Shipman, William G. Taylor, George Prance, Thomas Jones, William Campbell, Charles Mills, Thomas Connor, David L Bass, Franklin L. Wilcox, Thomas Harcourt, Gurdon H. Barter, John Rannahan, John Shivers, Henry Thompson, Henry S. Webster, A. J. Tomlin, Albert Burton, L. 0. Shepard, Charles H. Foy, James Barnum, John Dempster, Edmund Haffee, Nicholas Lear, Daniel S. Milliken, Richard Willis, Joseph White, Thomas English, Charles Robinson, John Martin, Thomas Jordan, Edward B. Young, Edward Martin, John G. Morrison, William B. Stacy, Henry Shutes, John Taylor, John Harris, Henry Baker, James Avery, John Donnelly, John Noble, John Brown, Richard Bates, Thomas Burke, Thomas Robinson, Nicholas Irwin, John C
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
of the palisades. This we did, and remained there until dark, all the while exposed to the enemy, who never failed to fire at any one who showed himself. After dark we all came safely away, bringing our wounded, our colors, and our arms. Five gallant fellows, viz., Acting-Ensign George T. Davis, of the Wabash; Acting-Master's Mate Aldrich, of the Tuscarora; Louis C. Sheppard, sailor of the Wabash; one man (name unknown to me), a petty officer from the Tacony, and a private of marines, Henry Thompson, of the Minnesota, got a few paces beyond B. Mr. Aldrich was severely wounded, and the petty officer was killed. I am utterly at a loss to explain the panic which, after they had so gallantly charged up to the enemy's works, and the prospect of success was so good, seized upon the force. It was certainly not want of courage, for during the long time the column had been under fire not a man had wavered, and the advance to the assault was as splendid as could have been made by veteran
rresponding to different states of tension, and sometimes also with automatic machinery for making periodical record of the marking of the index on the scale. — Barnard. Prony's friction-brake is a test which involves the loss of power, as it consists in opposing a frictional impediment to the motion. The measure is relative as compared with other machines similarly tested, and is determined by the power evinced to resist given frictional opposition to the continuance of the motion. Thompson's friction-brake dynamometer has been contrived for estimating the amount of power transmitted through a shaft by means of clamping-blocks, a lever, and suspended weights. The requirement of a perfect dynamometer is that it shall not be itself a charge upon the power; that is, that by its interposition the expenditure of driving force required shall not be sensibly increased. This property belongs to all that class in which the power of the motor acts directly with all its force to produ
h bore the name and title of the Khorsabad king, written in two different ways, as in the inscriptions of Khorsabad. The cuneiform inscription on one small green glass vase was to Sargon, king of Assyria, the founder of Khorsabad, about 709 B. C. He also found a plano-convex glass lens 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 9/10 of an inch thick. The lachrymatories (g) of ancient Phoenicia were of glass or pottery, and are found in great numbers on opening the tombs and sarcophagi of that land. Thompson records the opening of an ancient tomb in a garden of the city of Beirut, which contained scores of these tear-bottles in thin glass or unglazed pottery. They have a slender neck, a broad bottom, and a funnel-shaped top. David says: Put thou my tears into thy bottle. —Psalm Ivi. 8. These bottles are probably coeval with the sweet singer of Israel. A record of the Phoenician trade on the western coast of Africa is still preserved in the peculiar glass beads found there. The pillar of
h-tubes (Siemen), etc. The well-known locomotive blast-pipe was an early application of the principle of the injector. (See locomotive; nozzle.) The action of these pipes was afterwards explained by Zeuner, and further results are due to Prusman. Gurney's steam-ventilator acted by means of steam passing through one pipe and sucking air through another connected with it. This simple apparatus was afterwards employed by Nagel and Kaemp in centrifugal pumps. Besides these may be mentioned Thompson's pump, the water-bellows, and Danchell's steam-manometer. Ink. 1. A colored liquid or viscous material used in writing or printing. The ancient ink was thick, and so is the modern Chinese. Demosthenes reproached Aeschines with laboring in the grinding of ink as painters do in preparing colors. There is a difference between a paint and a dye, though the distinction is very imperfectly made out in customary language. A paint is smeared over an object, a dye colors or stains it. S
e having a bolt moved by a key, and serving to secure a door, lid, or other object. The ancients, though possessing many valuable arts and great skill, do not seem to have been successful in locks. Those of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans were clumsy contrivances. Denon has an engraving of an Egyptian lock of wood, which is similar to the one shown at A, Fig. 2980. The locks used to the present day in Syria are much like those used over 2,000 years ago in Palestine and in Egypt. Thompson mentions that the steward of the Carmelite Convent, on Mt. Carmel, opened his magazine with a key as large as a club; reminding him of the passage, And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder. — Isaiah XXII. 22. The strongholds of the castles of Syria yet have enormous locks and keys. They are placed on the inside of the doors; and have a number of metallic wards which are adjusted by the pins on the key. A hole is cut through the door, and the hand and arm thrust thr
feet. The largest stones ever placed in a wall by the hand of man are probably those in the foundations of the west and north sides of the temple of Baalbek. Thompson says: — The first tier above ground consists of stones of different lengths, but all above 12 feet thick and the same in width. Then come three stones, each distant from the temple. The stones are so well squared and jointed that it is difficult to find the crack, which indeed will not admit the blade of a knife. Dr. Thompson states he quite overlooked it at first, and supposed the stone to be 120 feet long. The foundation is much older than the Greek temple which was built upon iently worthy of mention, and it is probable that in the intervening 300 years they had acquired considerable notoriety in the cure of chronic complaints. See Dr. Thompson's Researches in Palestine. Berzelius, the Swedish chemist, a yearly visitor to the Carlsbad waters, is believed to have been the first to make a successfu
y frequent in the Bible. In the muchmisunderstood text in Ecclesiastes we find a reference to the noria:— Norias, or bucket-wheels. Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. These wheels have been used from time immemorial in raising water for irrigation, in Assyria, Egypt, Persia, Syria, Arabia, and Palestine, and no doubt in China and India, but have undergone many modifications. Thompson, in his The land and the book, says: This system of water-wheels is seen on a grand scale at Hums Hamath and all along the Orontes. The wheels there are of enormous size, 80 or 90 feet. They are driven by the river itself, paddles being attached to the rim, upon which the stream is turned by means of a low dam, carrying the huge wheel around with its load of ascending buckets. There is perhaps no hydraulic machinery in the world by which so much water is raised to so great an elevation a
tment, as in the last two mentioned, is formed by the contact of the hub with the inside of the cylinder. q is the Scheutz engine (Swedish), shown at the French Exposition. Its hub and cylinder are concentric, and the abutments are formed by double inclines, which force in the pistons as they come in contact therewith. Steam is introduced and discharged at ports leading through the inclines on the respective sides of the abutments. r r′ are two views of another Exposition engine, by Thompson, of Edinburgh. There are two pairs of pistons, each attached to a core which occupies but half the length of the cylinder in the direction of its axis. Each pair of pistons is thus attached to its own core only for half the piston length, while the other half projects over the core belonging to the other pair. Neither pair of pistons can therefore pass the other, though they may come into contact. Each pair of pistons has its independent shaft, and externally to the cylinder each of the
part with metal. Harness saddle-tree. Thompson, 1825, made a saddletree of steel or iron. Brior bar to prevent its being wedged open. Thompson, 1865. Recessing the door and providing an ig. 12, 1851. 9,556PalmerJan. 25, 1853. 9,641ThompsonMar. 29, 1853. 10,757ParkerApr. 11, 1854. 101, 1860. 28,746GiermannJune 19, 1860. 34,926ThompsonApr. 8, 1862. 36,256McCurdyAug. 19, 1862. 423. 40,446Lathrop et al.Oct. 27, 1863. 42,449ThompsonApr. 19, 1864. (Reissue.)1,704FetterJune rious kinds of work. Patent No. 150,495, Thompson and Parkhurst, May 5, 1874, preserves the gen A modification of the Watt furnace, by a Mr. Thompson, patent 1796, had an extension of the gratscriptions in their respective characters. Thompson ( The land and the book ), in speaking of the cannot be thrust between. Drs. Robinson and Thompson carefully measured these monsters. See page expansible bifurcated instrument. g. Sir Henry Thompson's instrument, with expansible stem secti[3 more...]
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