struction of the Cairo in Yazoo river by Masters McDaniel and Ewing, with a ground torpedo—a demijohn filled with powder and fired with a trigger by a string leading to the operator hidden on the bank.
General Rains, chief of the army torpedo bureau, adopted the beer keg, filled with powder, and fitted with a percussion primer at each end, as the best form, and set hundreds of them afloat, to be carried by current and tide against the enemy's vessels below.
Captain Francis D. Lee, of General Beauregard's staff, recommended the star torpedo—i. e., a torpedo set upon the end of a twenty-foot spar, rigged upon the bow of a boat, to be fired by impact upon the sides of the vessel attacked; and with Captain Maury designed and constructed, at his own expense, a semisub-marine torpedo, called a David, rigged with a star torpedo, with which at Charleston, Lieutenant Glassell struck and permanently disabled the new ironside, the most powerful vessel then afloat.
Shortly after, and with a sub
ms, Hon. C. F., His defense of R. E. Lee, 89.
Alabama, Mississippi, Department of, in 1864, 48; closing scenes in, 49.
Allan, Colonel, William, 34.
Anderson, Captain 49th Va., wounded, 26; Captain J. R., 177.
Antietam or Sharpsburg, Battle of, 32; U. S. and C. S. forces engaged in, 36.
Appomattox, C. H., 284, 347.
Artillery. The Light, 297.
Ashe, Captain S. A., 357.
Atkinson, Colonel, John Wilder, 141.
Bassinger, Major S. W., 134.
Baylor, Captain, George, 365.
Beauregard, General P. G. T., 76; unjustly blamed at Shiloh.
Benham Major Calhoun, 216.
Benton, T. H., his eulogy of Lee, 87.
Berkeley, Captain F. N. 14.
Bethel, Battle of, 347.
Bobbitt B. Boisseau, 339.
Bond Captain, W. R., 235.
Boteler, Hon. A. R., his house burned, 267.
Bradford, U. S. Navy Admiral, 333.
Breckinridge, General John C., 306.
Bright. Captain R. A., 228, 356.
Brooke, Colonel John M.,327.
Brunswick Guards, Company H, 53d Va., roll of, 120.