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rds of forty-eight hours, there was heavy skirmishing along my whole front — a number of men being killed and wounded. We formed a portion of the second line on Monday, and, as we occupied an exposed position, the men soon constructed a very good temporary breastwork of logs, brush, and dirt, behind which they rested until Tuesday morning, when it was ascertained that the enemy had all recrossed the Rappahannock. I cannot speak in too high terms of the gallantry of Colonels Avery, Barber, Lowe, and Purdie, and Lieutenant-Colonel Hill. They all commanded their regiments with bravery, and to my entire satisfaction. Colonel Purdie was slightly wounded. Colonel Barber received a painful wound in the neck, which, for a time, paralyzed his right arm, but he reported for duty again on Tuesday. The other officers, both field and company, generally discharged their duties well. Colonel Avery alludes in high terms to the efficiency of Lieutenant-Colonel Cowan. Colonel Purdie, in his
, a fresh column of their infantry was thrown against us, and with our right flank completely turned, we were forced to fall back, with the loss of about one third of the command. The Twenty-eighth rigiment, commanded by its gallant young Colonel (Lowe), fell back a few hundred yards, and was ordered to give assistance wherever needed, while I superintended the re-forming of the rest of the brigade, still farther to the rear. Colonel Lowe informs me that the Twenty-eighth behaved well throughouColonel Lowe informs me that the Twenty-eighth behaved well throughout the remainder of the day; that it made two more charges under heavy artillery firing, and was led in each by Major-General Stuart. As soon as the rest of the brigade was re-formed, and replenished with ammunition, they were taken back into the woods, to the left of the plank road, to the support of General Colquitt's command, which was then nearly out of ammunition. The woods which we entered were on fire; the heat was excessive; the smoke arising from burning blankets, oil cloths, &c., ve
officer killed and two officers and twenty men wounded. Colonel N. B. Granbury, of the Seventh Texas, Major S. H. Colmes, of the First Tennessee battalion, and Major Lowe, of the Twenty-third Tennessee regiment, were severely wounded. The Twenty-third Tennessee lost, in all, one officer and five men killed, five officers woundednd supported by infantry, whose fire of small arms was heavy, well directed and disastrous. The entire brigade now became hotly engaged (during this engagement Major Lowe, of the Twenty-fifth Tennessee, was wounded), which lasted nearly an hour, the enemy making a stubborn resistance, gradually retiring, he having advantage of bo Tennessee regiment. Colonel Keeble, commanding Twenty-third Tennessee regiment. Lieutenant-Colonel Ready, of Twenty-third Tennessee regiment, wounded. Major Lowe,-------Tennessee regiment, wounded. Lieutenant-Colonel Floyd, commanding Seventeenth Tennessee regiment. Major Davis, of Seventeenth Tennessee regiment, w
cheerfulness, and it was seldom that I was without the means of direct telegraphic communication with the War Department and with the corps commanders. From the organization of the Army of the Potomac up to Nov. 1, 1862, including the Peninsular and Maryland campaigns, upwards of twelve hundred (1,200) miles of military telegraph line had been constructed in connection with the operations of the army, and the number of operatives and builders employed was about two hundred (200). To Prof. Lowe, the intelligent and enterprising aeronaut, who had the management of the balloons, I was indebted for information obtained during his ascensions. In a clear atmosphere, and in a country not too much obstructed by woods, balloon reconnoissances made by intelligent officers are often of considerable value. I more than once took occasion to recommend the members of my staff, both general and personal, for promotion and reward. I once more record their names in the history of the Army of
in McClellan, 543, 545; I would gladly resign, treatment by cabinet 544, 545 ; visits Maryland battle-fields, confidence, 627 ; withdraws Cox, 628; orders advance, 628, 640, 642; order of removal, 650. Long bridge, Va., 68, 80, 89. Longstreet, Gen. J., at Yorktown, 319, 324 ; Williamsburg. 333, 353 ; Fair Oaks, 378; Glendale, 431, 432; Pope's campaign, 521; South Mountain, 561, 562, 573; Culpeper, 648, 650. Loudon Heights, Va , 560, 573, 627. Lovettsville, Va., 573, 645, 646. Lowe, Prof., 135. Lowell, Capt. C. R., 123 McAlester, Lieut. M. D., 124. McCall, Gen. G. A., at Washington, ‘61, 79-81, 69-91, 95. 96, 116, 169, 180-184. In Peninsula, 388-391 : Gaines's Mill, 414, 416 ; Glendale, 424, 430-432, 443. McClellan, Capt. A., 122, 123, 311. McClellan, Gen. G. B., sketch of, 1-21: certain of war, 29; on slavery and emancipation, 33, 34 ; treatment of fugitive and captive slaves, practical politics, 34 ; ambition not political, 35, 85 ; use of his name, emancipation
woe and weal, Thy peerless chivalry reveal, And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, Maryland, my Maryland! Thou wilt not cower in the dust, Maryland! Thy beaming sword shall never rust, Maryland! Remember Carroll's sacred trust, Remember Howard's warlike thrust, And all thy slumberers with the just, Maryland, my Maryland! Come! 'tis the red dawn of the day, Maryland! Come with thy panoplied array, Maryland! With Ringgold's spirit for the fray, With Watson's blood at Monterey, With fearless Lowe and dashing May, Maryland, my Maryland! ‘Burst the tyrant's chain’: Northern officers at a Maryland home in pleasant valley, after the battle of Antietam The young Maryland girl with the charming ruffles has evidently discovered at least one Northerner not a ‘tyrant’ or otherwise disagreeable. The scene is at the Lee homestead near the battlefield of Antietam; the time, October, 1862. Two members of General Burnside's staff and one of General McClellan's are here seen talking with t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
ent nose, heavy, reddish-brown whiskers and mustache — his beaming countenance and clear, ringing laughter, and his prompt decision, rapid execution and gallant dash, all showed that he was a born leader of men, and pointed him out as a model cavalryman. Those were merry days on the outpost, when we fought for a peach orchard, a tomato patch, or a cornfield, when Stuart would call for volunteers to drive in the enemy's pickets, or amuse himself with having Rosser's artillery practice at Professor Lowe's balloon, or sending up a kite with lantern attached, or causing the long roll to beat along McClellan's whole front, by sending up sky-rockets at night from different points. On the 11th of September, Stuart took 305 men of the Thirteenth Virginia, two companies of his cavalry, and two pieces of Rosser's battery, and advanced on Lewinsville, where, by a skillful handling of his little command, he drove off a force of the enemy consisting of a brigade of infantry, eight pieces of art
primary idea was to force the gas through the liquid. Carburetors of gas may be defined as those in which material rich in carbon is added to the usual charge of coal in the retort. Those in which a liquid hydrocarbon is evaporated by the heat of the burner, and mingles with the usual carbureted hydrogen gas. Those in which the gas is exposed at atmospheric temperature to the liquid hydrocarbon, so as to exhale from the latter a vapor which passes with the usual gas to the burner. Lowe, in England (English patent 6,276, June 9, 1832), was for enriching the commercial carbureted hydrogen by filling the meter with coal-tar naphtha instead of water, the meter-wheel being driven by the force of the gas from the main. The uniform hight of the liquid in the meter was secured by a fountain arrangement such as is used in lamps, inkstands, mucilage-cups, and bird-glasses. He subsequently applied (No. 8,883 of March 16, 1841) power to turn the meter-wheel. He also proposed to pass
ing pump into which water is injected on that side of the piston on which condensation is taking place. The condensed air passes through a worm surrounded by cold water to a reservoir, whence it is admitted to an auxiliary pump driven by the expansion of the compressed air, in which it is expanded, cooling a non-congealable fluid in a jacket surrounding the pump-cylinder. This abstracts the heat from the water contained in a reservoir in a chamber above the pump, causing its congelation. Lowe uses carbonic-acid gas compressed into a liquid state. The apparatus consists of a gas-holder, a pump, a cooler, a dryer filled with chloride of calcium, a condensing coil placed in a tank and surrounded by water, and an expansion or congealing chamber in which are placed the receptacles containing the water to be frozen. The gas is admitted to the pump, where it is liquefied. The heat thus generated is absorbed by the cooler, and the gas is allowed to expand into the refrigerator, where i
spring, screwed fast to the packing-ring at its midlength. Steam-pistons, with different modes of packing. d d′ is Lowe's, 1866, which has a beveled spiral spring, inclosed between a head and follower, and expanding the rings. d′ shows the raighten the tube, whose ends are connected to a sector-rack, which operates an indicator in the manner just described. Lowe's pressure-gage. f. In the piston-gage the steam acts upon the surface of a disk within a cylinder. The piston-rod isnst the steam-pressure, the amount of which is indicated in the usual way. This is the principle of Watt's indicator. Lowe's steam-gage consists of a tube a having a small hole through which steam is admitted to the interior of the receiver b, rm of Ashcroft's well-known gage has two graduated circles, one representing the pressure and the other the temperature. Lowe's pressure-gage. Shaw's pressure-gage (Fig. 3943) consists of a brass cup a containing an iron disk b recessed on its
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