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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 13: Sharpsburg or Antietam (search)
postponed. Meanwhile, however, under the personal direction of Richardson himself and of Barlow commanding two regiments in Caldwell's brigade, the battle was kept up by the troops already engaged, who were encouraged by their recent success and were quite disposed to follow it up. But there were no fighters in the Confederate army capable of more desperate and pertinacious defence than Longstreet and D. H. Hill. The latter's official report thus briefly summarizes what followed: — Col. Bennett of the 14th, and Maj. Sellers of the 30th N. C. regiment rallied a portion of their men. There were no troops near to hold the centre except a few hundred rallied from various brigades. The Yankees crossed the old road which we had occupied in the morning and occupied a corn-field and orchard in advance of it. They had now got within a few hundred yards of the hill which commanded Sharpsburg, and our rear. Affairs looked very critical. I found a battery concealed in a corn-field, and o
9 P. M. The enemy again opened fire heavily at daylight. All the guns on the gorge have been disabled, except two 32-pounders, rifled, and one 24-pounder. Both guns on west face have been disabled. All the guns on northwest face unserviceable. Two 10-inch guns, Captain Harleston's battery, disabled. Brooke gun, southwest angle, carriage disabled. The enemy ceased fire at about 7 P. M.; 785 shells have been fired: 317 inside, 189 over. Casualties: Stewart, coxswain, seriously; Corporal Bennett, Company B, slightly. The wall of northwest face I think more seriously damaged, perhaps, than gorge-wall. The gorge-wall seriously damaged; will probably be breached to-morrow. Alfred Rhett, Col. Comdg. Sumter, August 19th: 12.10 P. M. The width of twenty feet of the gorge-wall has fallen, and two-thirds will probably be down to-morrow, and light is showing through three or four of the casemates of gorge-wall. One mortar dismounted, and bed torn and broken. Seven casemates on
to its condensation would enable it to absorb more water, but still far less than would be sufficient to saturate it when it came to be heated by the furnace. Bennett's aero-steam engine. Bennett, United States Patent, August 3, 1838, introduced, or at least adopted, two new features: 1. He conducts the incoming charge of aller proportion of steam, partly as a motor and partly as a lubricator of the parts which are apt to grind, working in the hot, dry air. See Aero-steam engine. Bennett's air-heater and steam-generator. Bennett, August 3, 1838. This is a combined air-heater and steam-generator, the combustion being maintained under pressure.Bennett, August 3, 1838. This is a combined air-heater and steam-generator, the combustion being maintained under pressure. The air is forced in by a pump, and enters above and below the grates in quantities regulated by the dampers a, a, in the branches of the pipe B. Coal is introduced through the charger C above, without allowing any notable amount of air to escape. The upper valve c being withdrawn, a charge of coal is dropped on to the lower va
rel, etc.—Continued. No.Name.Date. 28,461W. H. ElliotMay 29, 1860. 33,332W. H. ElliotOct. 1, 1861. 39,032J. C. CampbellJune 30, 1863. 42,648W. H. ElliotMay 10, 1864. 43,606J. RupertusJuly 19, 1864. 51,752J. ReidDec. 26, 1865. 57,448J. H. VickersAug. 21, 1866. 57,622Converse and HopkinsAug. 28, 1866. 84,976F. WessonDec. 15, 1868. 2. Chambered Cylinder revolving on Vertical Axis behind a Barrel. 183J. W. CochranApr. 28. 1837. 188J. W. CochranApr. 29, 1837. 603Haviland and BennettFeb. 15, 1838. 677H. and C. DanielsApr. 5, 1838. 7,218H. IversonMar. 28, 1850. 2. Chambered Cylinder revolving on Vertical Axis behind a Barrd.—Continued. No.Name.Date. 12.235E. H. GrahamJan. 16, 1855. 14,780S. F. StantonApr. 29, 1856. 15,734E. H. GrahamSept. 16, 1856. 16,477H. GenhartJan. 27, 1857. 3. Cylinder revolving on Horizontal Axis behind a Barrel. 8.210P. W. PorterJuly 8, 1851. 10,944E. H. GrahamMay 16, 1854. 11,917W. WrightNov. 7, 1854. 4. Revolving Hamme
and when dry enough to be mixed with the other materials into an amalgam, it is put into a press, and with one blow compressed. Next day it is ready for use. Peat-burn′ing Furnace. Three furnaces adapted for this fuel as well as coal are Bennett's, Washburn's, and Stillman's, described under air-engine, page 39. Peat-cutter. Peat-cut′ter. An implement of the nature of a plow or excavator, used for paring peat from the upper surface of the stratum, for the purpose of treatmentinued. From eight to ten charges are made before any refettling is required, and these heats are worked in a day of ten hours. See puddling-furnace. Mechanical Puddlers. Griffith1865 McCarty1852 Berard1867 Harrison1854 Bloomhall1872 Bennett1864 Heatley1873 Gove1858 Dormoy1869 Riley1873 Danes1873 Sellers1873 Wood1870 Heatley1869 Revolving Puddlers. BeadlestoneDec. 9, 1857 HeatonAug. 13, 1867 AllenApr. 14, 1868 YatesFeb. 23, 1869 DanksNov. 24, 1868 DanksOct. 20, 1
. 60,241ReedDec. 4, 1866. 1. (a.) Shuttles reciprocate (continued). No.Name.Date. 62,287ReedFeb. 19, 1867. 62,999BennettMar. 19, 1867. 64,830BarclayMay 21, 1867. 68,009StebbensAug. 20, 1867. 68,835BosworthSept. 17, 1867. 71,131CadwellNov70. 103,609HawkinsMay 31, 1870. 25. Tension Devices. (continued). No.Name.Date. 103,643MooneyMay 31, 1870. 110,424BennettDec. 27, 1870. 113,027CrumbMar. 28, 1871. 115,756McCarthyJune 6, 1871. 117,644KimballAug. 1, 1871. 119,589EstabrookeO grate. A feed-apparatus adapted to furnaces in which the fuel is burnt under pressure is illustrated in air-engines, Bennett's patent, 1838. 4. The revolving-grate furnace was introduced in England by Steel, about 1818, and afterward improvehe heated gases from the fire is combined with that of the steam. Oliver Evans' voleanic engine was of this class. Bennett's also, U. S. patent, 1838. See Aero-steam engine, pages 20-23. Steam bell-ring′er. (Railroad-engineering.) A d<
-can′ic En′gine. The name applied by its inventor, Oliver Evans, to the aero-steam engine, in which the heated gases from the furnace are combined with the steam and are unitedly carried to the cylinder. Whether the idea of Mr. Evans proceeded beyond a mere project is not known to the writer. The distinguished inventor had a very original and practical turn of mind, qualities not always united in the same individual. An engine of this character was patented in the United States by Bennett in 1838, and was also secured by English patent. The furnace was inclosed in the boiler, and the fuel was burnt under pressure. The smoke and heated gases passed through the water, so as to prevent the passage of grit to the cylinder. See Aero-steam engine. Vol-i-cim′e-ter. A sea-way measurer, or selfregistering log, was invented by Smeaton. See velocimeter. Vol′ta-e-lec-trom′e-ter. An instrument for indicating the degree of electrical excitation. See electrometer; gal
m the beginning of the war a decided Union woman, and after its occupation by Union troops was a constant and faithful visitor at the hospitals and rendered great service to Union soldiers. Mrs. Flanders, wife of Hon. Benjamin Flanders, and her two daughters, Miss Florence and Miss Fanny Flanders were also well known for their persistent Unionism and their abundant labors for the sick and wounded. Mrs. and Miss Carrie Wolfley, Mrs. Dr. Kirchner, Mrs. Mills, Mrs. Bryden, Mrs. Barnett and Miss Bennett, Mrs. Wibrey, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Hodge, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Charles Howe of Key West, and Miss Edwards from Massachusetts, were all faithful and earnest workers in the hospitals throughout the war, and Union women when their Unionism involved peril. Miss Sarah Chappell, Miss Cordelia Baggett and Miss Ella Gallagher, also merit the same commendation. Nor should we fail to do honor to those loyal women in the mountainous districts and towns of the interior of the South.
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience, Index of names of women whose services are recorded in this book. (search)
Andrews, Emma, 58. Andrews, Mrs. Mary, 408. Archer, Mrs., 53. Armstrong, Miss, 209. Bailey, Mrs., 301. Ballard, Mrs. M. I., 408. Balustier, Mrs., 301. Barker, Mrs. C. V., 409. Barker, Mrs. Stephen, 186, 200-211. Barlow, Mrs. Arabella Griffith, 62, 225-233. Barnett, Mrs., 89. Bartlett, Miss Mary E., 412. Bartlett, Mrs. Abner, 58. Barton, Mrs. Sarah A., 408. Barton, Miss Clara Harlowe, 47, 111- 132. Beck, Mrs. 157, 159. Bell, Miss Susan J., 408. Bellows, Mrs. H. W., 302. Bennett, Miss, 89. Bennison, Mrs. R. H., 409. Bickerdyke, Mrs. Mary A., 48, 163, 165-170, 172-186, 209. Bissell, Miss Lucy J., 406. Booth, Mrs., 78. Bradford, Miss Charlotte, 153, 301, 316. Bradley, Miss Amy M., 212-224, 301, 316. Brayton, Miss Mary Clark, 48, 53. Breckinridge, Miss Margaret E., 48, 62, 88, 187, 199. Brendell, Mrs. E. C., 408. Brimmer, Mrs. Martin, 411. Broadhead, Mrs. Bettie, 409. Brooks, Mrs. Maria, 408. Brownell, Mrs. Kady, 82, 83. Bryden, Mrs., 89. Bucklin,
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 5 (search)
n the Sims case did more to dictate the decision of Chief Justice Shaw, than the Legislature that sat in the State-House, or the statute-book of Massachusetts. I mean what I say. The penny papers of New York do more to govern this country than the White House at Washington. Mr. Webster says we live under a government of laws. He was never more mistaken, even when he thought the antislavery agitation could be stopped. We live under a government of men-and morning newspapers. [Applause.] Bennett and Horace Greeley are more really Presidents of the United States than Millard Fillmore. Daniel Webster himself cannot even get a nomination. Why? Because, long ago, the ebbing tide of public opinion left him a wreck, stranded on the side of the popular current. We live under a government of men. The Constitution is nothing in South Carolina, but the black law is everything. The law that says the colored man shall sit in the jury-box in the city of Boston is nothing. Why? Because t
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