trictly speaking, all bodies are conductors of electricity, but those of relatively very small conductivity are known as non-conductors; for instance:—
The conductivity of copper being estimated at 40,000,000,
That of water is as 1.
Becquerel's table is as follows:—
Pure copper wire100
In practice: A prime conductor collects and transmits the frictional electricity of the electrical machine.
It was introduced by Bose in 1741.
A lightning-conductor, for conducting the static or tension electricity of the atmosphere harmlessly to the earth.
It consists of a wire, rod, or slip of metal from the top of a house, tower, steeple, or mast, to the ground, or, better still, a ground-plate or system of buried iron pipes.
Gray and Wheler, in 1720-1736, made experiments to ascertain the distance through which electric force could be transmitted, using insulated metals.
Gray, in 1729, discovered the propertie
, 158, 159, 161
Blackwood's magazine, 206, 208, 292
Blair, James, 263, 271
Blake, William, 358
Blanche of Brandywine, 226
Bland, Edward, 5, 6, 10
Bleecker, Mrs., Ann Eliza, 179
Blessington, Lady, 242
Blockheads, the, 217
Blumenbach, J. F., 186
Body of liberties, 39
Boehme, Jacob, 188
Bohn, Henry, 252
Boker, George Henry, 222-223, 224, 230
Bonneville, Captain, 210
Boone, Daniel, 189, 190, 319
Booth (the elder), 224
Border Beagles, 317
Borrow, George, 321
Boston gazette, the, 93, 119, 129, 137
Boucher, Jonathan, 138-139
Boucicault, Dion, 231, 232
Bourne, Edward G., 192, 193
Boyle, Robert, 81
Bracebridge Hall, 239, 249, 256, 311
Brackenridge, Hugh Henry, 182, 286-287
Brackenridge, H. M., 210
Bradbury, John, 206, 210
Braddock, General, 96
Bradford, Andrew,I15, I 6, 121
Bradford, Gov., William, 19-21, 22, 23, 27, 152
Bradford, William (printer), 95
Bradstreet, Anne, III, 154-156
, Master's mate S. G. Turner, Lieutenant W. F. Shum, Lieutenant T. C. Pinkney, Captain T. B. Ball, Lieutenant H. Ward, Midshipman B. S. Johnson, Midshipman F. L. Place, Lieutenant D. Trigg, Midshipman T. Berein, Midshipmen C. Myers, J. M. Gardner.
Marine Corps.—Captain George Holmes, Captain T. S. Wilson, Lieutenant F. McKee, Lieutenant A. S. Berry, Lieutenant T. P. Gwinn.
Army Officers.—Lieutenant-General Ewell, General Corse, General Barton, General Hunton, General J. P. Semmes, General Du Bose, General Custis Lee, General Kershaw and staff, Colonel C. C. Sanders, 24th Georgia; Lieutenant-Colonel J. C. Timberlake, 53rd Virginia; Lieutenant N. S. Hutchins, 3rd Georgia; Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton Phil, Georgia Legion; Major J. M. Goggin, Major E. L. Caston, Captain J. M. Davis, Captain Carwall, Captain J. W. Walker, A. A. G.; Captain C. S. Dwight, Captain McRae Cane, 16th Georgia; Colonel Armstrong, 18th Georgia; Captain L. Bass, 25th Virginia Battery; Lieutenant Colonel E. P.
n, in front of Petersburg, Va.
Abell, Caleb, private, captured on retreat to Appomattox (dead).
Burnley, Horace B., private, captured at Fort Steadman (dead).
Brown, J. Mannis, private, surrendered at Appomattox (dead).
Bailey, John, private, captured (dead).
Coleman, James T., private, killed at Hatcher's Run, 1864.
Catterton, George Newton, orderly sergeant, wounded and captured at Fort Steadman.
Catterton, Elijah N., captured at Fort Steadman (dead).
Chapman, N. T. (Bose).
Carr, James, captured on retreat.
Coles, Thomas S., sick and died in a Petersburg hospital.
Earley, Jerry A.
Elliott, M. D., captured at Fort Steadman (living).
Fry, J. N.
Harris, James O., sergeant, surrendered at Appomattox (dead).
Harris, Henry, captured at Fort Steadman.
Hurt, Morris, captured on retreat to Appomattox (dead).
Hill, Joseph, captured (dead).
Jarman, J. L. (living).
Kirby, J. S., wounded at Hatcher's Run.
Kirby, Edward, captured.