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e careful. We told him we were not afraid, as our whole command would be up shortly. We learned afterward that the rascal went immediately and told the Texans of the good opportunity they. had to catch Lord. But I forgive him. The news was good, though vague, and hardly to be believed. We returned and reported, and the general decided to go to the village. Captain Gift gives this description of their entrance into the village: Ridley took the head of the column, with Stonehouse, Bower, and myself riding abreast with him. It was 11 o'clock at night when we entered the village, yet the people were out of bed, and, what was most singular, on the roofs of their flat-topped houses, and peeped down at us furtively and in doubt. Ridley, who spoke Spanish like a native, hailed and inquired the news. The man before answering demanded to know whether we were troops of the line or Texans. Ridley said, troops of the line. Then said the Mexican, , By all means go north at once, fo
Second Lieutenant Ellifritz, of company E; First Lieutenant Turner, of company F; First Lieutenant Johnston and Second Lieutenant McFarland, of company G; Captain Myers and Second Lieutenant Elliott, of company H; First Lieutenant Lenon and Second Lieutenant Muxley, of company I; and First Lieutenant Dale and Second Lieutenant Chantry, of company K. Were I to attempt a eulogy on their conduct, I could not say more than that embraced in the truthful assertion, they did their whole duty. Captains Bower, of company E, and Davis, of company D, were absent on sick leave. Captains Huggins, of company G, and Nash, of company F, were sick and unable to leave their quarters. Time has shown that my selection of Adjutant was a happy one. In the office or in the field he is every inch a soldier, recognizing no deviation from the stern laws that govern a military organization. Assistant-Surgeons Nicholson and Eakin were on the field, and were active and vigilant in their attentions to the w
oits of Stuart's cavalry in this line of business. Washington, December eighteenth.--The Star has the following account of the raid: We learn, through despatches received at headquarters of this department, from General Corcoran, that last night company I, of the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth New-York regiment, at Sangster's Station, in the midst of the terrible storm then raging, were attacked by a body of Stuart's rebel cavalry, about one thousand strong, under command of the rebel General Bower, which left Fredericksburgh on Wednesday night last, on this raid. Contrary to their expectations, the company on railroad guard duty there made a gallant, and, as it turned out, successful resistance, having beaten them off four times before being flanked, and having all their tents burned by a portion of the enemy, who got in the rear. The company was then forced to retire with a loss of but two men wounded and one taken prisoner. The rebels then attempted to burn the bridge ove
enturers remained, and became good citizens; and among their descendants we may name the Fulton, Wier, Faulkner, and McClure families. The mother of the late Mrs. Fulton was a Wier. There was a Pest-house, so called, erected in 1730, near the Bower, south of Pine Hill, where remains of a cellar mark the spot, and near which three graves of those who died of the small-pox are still visible. The land was owned by John Bishop, Esq. These oldest ruins of Medford may not be so interesting asrhood. A similar outlay has been made (1852) by a Company whose enterprising agent, Mr. T. P. Smith, was promising great improvements in buildings and orchards, when death suddenly took him in 1854. The streets there are named Harvard Avenue; Bower, Monument, Myrtle, Marian Streets; Gorham Park, Lake Park. Mr. John Bishop has done the same thing on his paternal estate north of Gravelly Bridge, and also on the deep forest south of Pine Hill. This last he calls Bellevue. On the first area
ifty pounds, his two water-mills, which he built in Mistick River. They were then occupied by Thomas Eames. There was a mill a short distance below the Wear Bridge; but who built it, and how long it stood, we have not been able to discover. The place is yet occupied. In 1660, Edward Collins conveyed a gristmill on the Menotomy side to Thomas Danforth, Thomas Brooks, and Timothy Wheeler. This mill was previously occupied by Richard Cooke. There was a mill at the place now called the Bower, about one mile north of the meeting-house of the first parish, carried by the water of Marble Brook. The banks, race, canal, and cellar are yet traceable. This was used for grinding grain and sawing timber. It was on land now owned by Mr. Dudley Hall. The remains of another water-mill are still visible on land now owned by Mr. W. A. Russell, near the north-west border of the town. It was carried by the water of Whitmore Brook. This mill must have been among the earnest in Medford.
n imitation of the Alabama, she might have hove the chase to, with a blank cartridge, or a ball. When she had gotten within a few yards of her, a second time, in went the paddles again, and overboard went the other negro! and away went the dug-out! A similar delay on the part of the cutter ensued as before, and a similar advantage was gained by the dug-out. But all things come to an end, and so did this race. The cutter finally captured the dug-out, and brought back Tom Bowse and Bill Bower to their admiring shipmates on board the Alabama. This was the only violation of neutrality I was guilty of, in Port Royal—chasing, and capturing a neutral craft, in neutral waters. My excuse was, the same that Wilkes made—she had contraband on board. I do not know whether Commodore Dunlap ever heard of it; but if he had complained, I should have set-off the rescuing of two of her Majesty's colored subjects from drowning, against the recapture of my own men. The fact is, the towns-people,
listened to their penitential excuses, one by one, and restored them to duty, retaining one or two of the greatest culprits for trial by court-martial, as an example to the rest. Having disposed of the other cases, I turned to Tom Bowse and Bill Bower, the heroes of the moonlight-chase, and said to them, And so you are a pretty set of fellows; you not only tried to desert your ship and flag, but you endeavored to commit murder, in your attempt to escape! Murder! replied Bowse, with a start do very well for the murder, I now rejoined, but what about the desertion? Nary-a-bit of it, your honor, again replied Bowse; we only meant to have another bit of a frolic, and come back all in good time, before the ship sailed. Just so, added Bower; the fact is, your honor, we were hardly responsible for what we did that night; for we had a small drop aboard, and then the moon was so bright, and Moll Riggs she had sent us such a kind message! The moonlight and Moll clinched the argument, a
ole. It is hooked when cat-fall is fast to the ring. It is catted or hauled up when lifted by the ring to the cathead. It is fished when the fluke next to the ship's side is lifted to the fish-davit. It is on-board when the fluke is lifted to its resting-place on the bill-board. It is in-board when on deck. It is secured when all is made fast, the cable and buoy-rope unbent, and the anchor stowed. The weight of Anchor and Kedge is given exclusive of that of its stock. Bower and Sheet Anchors should be alike in weight. Stream Anchors should be 1/4 the weight of the best bower. Kedges are light anchors used in warping. 2. The block, frame, or masonry deeply buried in the earth, to which the cables or wires of suspension-bridges are attached. See anchor, suspension-cable. Anchor and Col′lar. A form of hinge for a lock-gate. The anchor is let into the stone coping; the collar is attached like a clevis to the anchor, and forms a socket for the pint
lute acid and laid on the material; pressure transfers the markings of the wood to it, and it is then moderately heated, bringing out the colors. One wetting suffices for twenty or thirty impressions. Nau-ro-pom′e-ter. (Nautical.) An instrument for measuring the amount of a ship's heel or inclination at sea. Nau′ti-cal a-larm′. See fog-alarm; Bilgewater alarm; Iceberg-alarm; shoal-alarm. Nau′ti-cal Ap-pli′an-ces. See — Accommodation ladder.Boot-topping. After-sail.Bower. Alarm.Bow-fast. Anchor.Bow-grace. Anchor-ball.Bowline. Anchor. DragBowline-bridle. Anchor DriftBowsprit. Anchor. Mushroom.Brace. Anchor-tripper.Brace-pendent. Apostles.Brail. Apparel.Breast-rail. Arming.Breaming. Back-rope.Breast-fast. Back-stay.Bridle. Bag-reef.Bridle-port. Bails.Broadside. Balance-reef.Bucklers. Ballast-shovel.Built-up. Balloon-jib.Bull's-eye. Bangles.Bumkin. Barking.Bunker. Beacon.Buntlines. Bear.Buoy. Bearing-binnacle.Buoy-rope. Becket.Bu
b is Brown's, 1869, which has metallic springs, thrusting outwardly the elastic break-joint rings, and seated upon a supporting boss. c is Fairbanks's, 1872, having a corrugated expanding 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 detached ring expanded laterally and vertically. e, Bower and Qualter's piston, 1866, has springs driven against the rings by the force of wedges at the back. The wedges are set up by screws. f, Hoagland's, 1857. By turning the axial screw the conical shaft is driven against the radial bars, which drive against the springs and expand the circumferential ring. g is Blake's piston, 1871, a part of which is shown with the cover removed. It has screws which force a body of soft vulcanite or metallic springs against the outer rings of the pisto
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