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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bomford, George, 1780-1848 (search)
Bomford, George, 1780-1848 Military officer: born in New York, in 1780: graduated at West Point in 1805: introduced bomb cannon after a pattern (of his own, which were called columbiads. These cannon were afterwards developed by John A. Dahlgren (q. v.). He became chief of ord nance May 30, 1832, and from Feb. 1, 1842., till his death was inspector of arsenals, ordnance, arms and munitions of war. He died in Boston, Mass., March 25, 1848.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bomford, James V., -1892 (search)
Bomford, James V., -1892 Military officer; born on Governor's Island, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1811; son of George Bomford; was graduated at West Point in 1832; brevetted major for gallantry at Contreras and lieutenant-colonel for meritorious conduct at the battle of Molino del Rey. While on frontier duty in Texas, at the beginning of the Civil War, he was made a prisoner and was not exchanged until 1862, when he was promoted lieutenant-colonel. He was brevetted colonel for gallantry at Perryville, and was retired in 1872. He died in Elizabeth. N. J., Jan. 6, 1892.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, (search)
six heavy cannon, ordered by the State, were cast in 1775. The heaviest guns used at this time were 18-pounders. William Denning makes wrought-iron cannon of staves bound together with wrought-iron bands, and boxed and breeched, 1790. Colonel Bomford, of the United States ordnance department, invents a cannon called the columbiad, a long-chambered piece for projecting solid shot and shell with a heavy charge of powder, 1812. West Point foundry established under special patronage of th Company's foundry, 1834. Cyrus Alger patents and makes the first malleable iron guns cast and converted in an oven, 1836. Earliest piece of heavy ordnance cast at the South Boston foundry, a 10-in. columbiad, under the supervision of Colonel Bomford; weight, 14,500 lbs.; shot, 130 lbs.; shell, 90 lbs.; charge of powder, 18 lbs., Sept. 6, 1839. Character of gun iron definitely fixed by the metallo-dynamoter, a testing-machine invented by Major Wade, 1840. First 12-in. columbiad; w