Your search returned 184 results in 104 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...
Axes.--Messrs. Corwin, of Ohio; Adams, of Mass; Humphrey, of New York; Ferry, of Conn; son, of R. I.; Tappan, of N. H.; Morrill, of Van Morse, of Me.; Washburne, of Wisconsin--9 Axes.,--Messrs. Milison, of Va.; Winslow, of N. C., Campbell, of Pa.; Lowe, of Ga.; Davis, of M. D.; Whiterey, of La.; Stratton, of N. J.; Bristow, of K. Y.; Nelson, of Tenn.; Dunn, of Ind.; Taylor, of La.; Reuben Davis, of Miss; Kellogg, of Ill.; Hawkin of Ala.; Phelps, of Mo.; Rusk, of Ark.; Howard, of Mich.; Hamilton, of Texas; Curtis, of Lowe; Barch of Cal.; Wyndham, of Minn.; Stout, of Oregon--21. Mr. Ferry, of Ct., moved the following resolution as a substitute: Resolved. That whatever grievances exist which affect the rights or interests of citizens of any part of the confederacy, and which are capable of removal by action of Congress, ought to receive fan and an appropriate remedies by the speedy action of the Federal Legislature--either by resolution, statutory amendments to the Constitution,
Great snow storm in Europe. --The advent of Christmas brought to Western Europe one of the most severe snow storms ever experienced. Accounts of its ravages have been received from the United Kingdom, France and Italy. Mr. Lowe, the well-known meteorologist, reports that the cold which ensued was perhaps the most extraordinary ever known in England. On Christmas day the thermometer was eight degrees below zero near London, and elsewhere it is reported as having been still lower. The rivers were full of floating ice, and skating was as common in London as in New York. The quantity of snow which fell in places is said to have exceeded two feet. The storm appeared to have traveled over all Western and Southern Europe. At Turin the Raumur thermometer indicated eight degrees below zero, (the freezing point.) That city is nearly under the same parallel of latitude as Montreal; but its winter usually corresponds rather with that of Richmond. In England numerous steam-boiler explos
s yesterday in a very singular manner. A lady called upon him, and requested him to provide her with an escort to her home, as she was afraid to go alone. He gallantly tendered his own services, since which nothing has been heard of him. Prof. Lowe brought his balloon, inflated, from Arlington Heights this morning, to Camp Tyler, intending to make an ascension this morning, but the wind was too high. I made an observation to-day from a high hill near Falls Church, and saw clouds of ding them is merely conjectural. The New York 29th regiment arrived this afternoon, making three regiments in all to-day. It is probable that by this time a portion of the troops under Col. Stone have reached the Point of Rocks. Professor Lowe to-night fully inflated his army balloon, and transported it to Camp Corcoran, on the Virginia side of the Potomac, where it will be used on Sunday to discover the masked batteries and camps of the Confederates. Military movements at Was
ery steamer brings down additional troops. Provisions were scarce, and the Confederate troops badly fed and clothed. The balloon arrived and tested — so par it Accomplishes nothing. Taylor's Tavern, Fairfax County, Va., June 24. --Prof. Lowe reached this point with his balloon at about 10 A. M. yesterday. At 12 M. he attempted an ascent, but the wind was too high, and he gave up the experiment until it lowered. At 6 P. M. he tried it again, and claimed to have ascended perhaps 500. Latest from Alexandria. No intelligence has been received of the whereabouts of Captain Kellogg, of the Connecticut Second Regiment, whose gallantry lately led him into an ambuscade. He was in command of the Winston company. Professor Lowe mane an ascension to-day, but no direct information has been received outside of the War Department; out report says he discovered a large Secession force at some point not designated. It is said that the Secessionists also employed a balloo
From Washington. --The Southern papers bring us the following intelligence, telegraphed from Washington, June 27: Financial affairs are becoming alarming here, and it is thought direct taxation must be resorted to. Among other suggestions are those of a newspaper income tax and a stamp tax. The Ordnance Department has preferred charges against Gen. Butler for violating army regulations in allowing Sawyer to conduct experiments. Lowe's balloon having discovered a scattering camp in the vicinity of Fairfax Court-House, Lieut. Tompkin's company of cavalry and several companies of light infantry were ordered to proceed there from Alexandria — It was rumored here last night that the cavalry had been cut to pieces. No official intelligence has been received yet. It is reported that Gen. Cadwallader has received direct orders from Scott not to advance on Martinsburg. The New York Tribune says:"It is not true that a cooperation has been made between Adams' Expre
t, and brought into Fortress Monroe. Gen. Butler had ordered two regiments to Hampton, where they were throwing up entrenchments. The battery at Pig's Point, opposite Newport News Point, had been firing on the latter, and caused the Federal troops to remove their position a mile back from the encampment they had occupied for some time. [correspondence of the Associated Press.] Fortress Monroe, June 30, 1 P. M. --The celebrated steam gun arrived here last night, and Professor Lowe was expected here to-day with his monster balloon, to reconnoitre the position of the rebels. The Union gun is not yet mounted. The assistant of Thomas A. Scott arrived here this morning from Washington, to superintend the erection of the proposed railroad and telegraph It was originally intended to connect Fortress Monroe with Newport News by means of a submarine cable, but the line will extend overland via Hampton, and be in operation within a week. The railroad will be
— say in July and August. The troops at Washington and in the neighborhood are suffering greatly from diseases of the bowels and from small-pox. These troops, as well as Gen. Scott, were in daily expectation of an attack; and in order more effectually to repel it, they had erected a number of heavy batteries along all the approaches by which which we could advance upon the capital. A feeling of uneasiness pervades all classes, including those in authority, and the very mention of the name of Beauregard seemed to strike terror into the hearts of the Yankees. They appear to have a great horror of masked batteries. A tale is told in Washington that Old Abe went up with Professor Lowe in his famous balloon one day last week, to reconnoitre the position of the "rebel" forces. They had not proceeded very high before Old Abe, tapping his companion on the shoulder, cried out, "Hold, Professor, I think I see a masked battery just below us here. Don't you think we had better return ?"
other instruments, to clear away the trees which the Confederates and placed across the roads. It is evident that an advance must be made within twenty-four hours. Geale's celebrated rifle battery, (six pieces,) 8-pounders, arrived yesterday at Fairfax. It is not probable, however, that the Confederates at this place are strong enough to offer resistance to the immense body of Federal troops. They will, more probably, act merely as a check on their permanent advance. Prof. Lowe's balloon in now at the Smithsonian Institute, being prepared for an aerial campaign. It will be taken to Falls Church next week. Two hundred United States marines have arrived at this Navy-Yard in the last two days. They are from Philadelphia and Boston. This Government pays no further attention to the batteries erected on the Potomac by the Confederates. All navigation, except for the import or export of munitions of war, has ceased. On Wednesday 100,000 rounds of musket
A good move--military telegraphy. --The Richmond correspondent of the New Orleans Delta says: While the Lincoln Administration is assiduously studying military æromantics under Prof. Lowe, and the Professor in conducing to his own amusement and preciosity by humbugging Lincoln, Seward and Scott with his ærial romances, the Confederate Government is engaged to much more practical purpose in organizing a system of military telegraphy, with the assistance of an experienced and energetic telegraphist, Mr. J. T. Colwell, late of Washington, and now Telegraphic Superintendent for Eastern Virginia and North Carolina, Mr Colwell is now having the wire made for this purpose in Richmond, and when this is flushed it is purposed to furnish a portion of it to every important division of the army, together with a field apparatus and operators to work them.--This kind of telegraph requires no posts. The wire, which is insulated, can be unwound from a sort of reel, and taken, as fast as a
Estray. --A very large balloon was seen to pass over this city about 3½ o'clock yesterday evening. It may have been the notorious "Professor Lowe," one of the ærial corps enlisted by Lincoln to aid in subduing the South. If so, we advise the people wherever he touches terra firma to give him something to remember them by. As a spy, by the rules of war he deserves death. He once started from Cincinnati and landed in South Carolina.--Balloons are given to the enactment of strange feats. If it was the "professor," let him be used — and not in the easiest way, eithe
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...