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a day of fasting and prayer, that God will deliver us from the power of our enemies, and restore peace to the country. --(Doc. 124.) The governor of Connecticut sent a message to the legislature of that State, containing the following:--Col. Samuel Colt, of Hartford, on the 25th of April last, offered to the executive his services in promoting the enlistment of a regiment of able-bodied men from the State for the war, and to furnish a sufficient number of his revolving breech rifles for thethe regiment and the dignity of the State, and their services placed at the disposal of the General Government. These arms, which are the very latest improvements, with the saber bayonets, would sell in market to-day for over $50,000 in cash. Col. Colt is now actively engaged in enlisting a full regiment for the war, and also furnishing officers to drill and perfect the men in the use of the weapons at his own expense. --The World, May 3. General Harney, in a letter to Col. Fallon of St.
went on board the steamer George Weems, at her wharf foot of Frederick street, and on her leaving for the usual trip to various landing places on the Patuxent River, proceeded in her as far as Fort McHenry wharf, where they directed Captain Weems to stop. A search of the steamer was here made, resulting in the discovery of concealed arms and ammunition in various out-of-the-way places in the hold. Immediately under the upper deck, between the lower deck and the skylight, were found 200 new Colt's patent revolvers, done up singly in paper. In the aft part of the hold the officers found a barrel in which rubbish had been placed for several months. Concealed in the rubbish was a valise filled with boxes, each containing 250 rifle percussion caps. There was also found in the hold, separate from the other freight, a half-barrel of sulphurated quinine, contained in bottles and packages. On the discovery of these articles General Dix directed that the steamer should be detained for a m
is office; and railroad, steamboat, ferry, and other agents were prohibited from selling tickets to any one not holding a proper pass.--(Doc. 18.) This afternoon, at Baltimore, Md., the dwelling of Edward Phillips, in Sterling street near Mott, formerly a pelican police officer under Colonel Kane, was searched, and the following articles, contraband of war, were discovered secreted between the floor and ceiling of the second story of his house, viz.: Two carbines, one Minie musket, three Colt's revolvers, engraved on the butts City Police, thirty rounds of cartridges, and several espantoons. The above-named articles were stored away snugly, with a bed made of chairs over them so as to escape detection. The pelican was taken charge of by officers Scott, Hooper, and Owens, and conveyed to Fort McHenry. The arms were taken charge of, and placed in the keeping of the proper authorities.--Baltimore Clipper, August 31. Massachusetts has again maintained her reputation for patrio
gton, David S., speech at the Union meeting, N. Y., Doc. 105 Coe, George S., Doc. 306 Coercion might be exercised under the Confederation, Int. 14 Coffee, Andrew Jackson, P. 138 Colcock, —, collector of Charleston, S. C., his orders in reference to departure of vessels, D. 8 Coles, —, Captain, takes possession of Potosi, Mo., D. 71 Collamer, —, Senator, of Vt., D. 42 Collier, —, Lieut. of U. S. M., D. 53 Cologne Gazette, extract from, D. 74 Colt, Samuel, his patriotic offer, D. 52 Columbia Artillery, arrived at Charleston, S. C., D. 8 Columbia, Ark., negro plot in, D. 92 Columbus, Ky., secession flag, D. 101 Comstock, —, Midshipman, D. 57 Confederate Congress. See Southern Confederacy. Confederate Navy. See Southern Confederacy. Conkling, F. A., D. 46 Connecticut Legislature appropriates $2,000,000 for the war, D. 55; First Regiment of, D. 65; Doc. 237; Second Rgt. of, D. 66, 70; Doc. 245; Thi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ention at Baltimore, Md.......May, 1835 [Martin Van Buren, of New York, nominated for President; Richard M. Johnson, of Kentucky, for Vice-President.] Anti-slavery documents taken from the mail and burned at Charleston, S. C.......August, 1835 Name Loco-focos first applied to the Democratic party......1835 Gen. William H. Harrison, of Ohio, nominated for President, with Francis Granger, of New York, for Vice-President, by a State Whig Convention at Harrisburg, Pa.......1835 Samuel Colt patents a revolving pistol ......1835 Twenty-fourth Congress, first session, convenes......Dec. 2, 1835 Speaker of the House, James K. Polk, of Tennessee. The President, in his message, suggests laws to prohibit the circulation of antislavery documents through the mails. Great fire in New York City......Dec. 16-17, 1835 General Thompson, Lieut. C. Smith, and others massacred by the Seminole Indians at Fort King, 60 miles southwest of St. Augustine, Fla.......Dec. 28, 1835
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
, 1839 John W. Niles appointed postmastergeneral in Van Buren's cabinet......May 25, 1840 Amendment to article VIII. of the State constitution abolishing freehold qualification for electors, etc., ratified......October, 1845 State Teachers' Association organized......April 7, 1846 Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University opened......1847 Act passed for registering births, marriages, and deaths......1848 Isaac Toucey appointed attorney-general......June 21, 1848 Samuel Colt begins the manufacture of revolvers at Hartford......1852 Samuel D. Hubbard appointed postmaster-general......Aug. 31, 1852 Legislature establishes the Supreme Court of Errors and the Superior Court, and abolishes the county courts......May, 1855 Amendment to State constitution ratified, making ability to read the constitution a qualification for electors......October, 1855 Act abolishing school societies and putting the support of schools upon towns, who are to elect a board
e ball the other. Other substances than paper, as animal intestines prepared in a peculiar way, were sometimes employed. Colt covered his cartridges with tinfoil, and afterwards a paper saturated with nitrate of potassa was introduced. This might ctionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, p. 322. Col-rake A shovel used to stir lead ores while being washed. Colt′er. A knife or sharp-edged bar, usually secured to the beam, and projecting downward in front of the breast of a plow. e. The wheelcolter in Fig. 1391 is mounted as a casterwheel. It has long been employed in the fen lands of England. Colt's Pis′tol. A revolving pistol first patented by Colt in 1835, and perfected in 1845. See revolver. Colum-ba′ri-um.Colt in 1835, and perfected in 1845. See revolver. Colum-ba′ri-um. 1. A hole left in a wall for the insertion of the ends of a timber; named from its resemblance to a niche in a pigeon-house. 2. A niche in a mausoleum for a funereal urn was also so called. Co-lum′bi-ad. An improved gun introduced by
No.Name.Date. ...D. G. ColburnJune 29, 1833. ...Samuel ColtFeb. 25, 1836. 182D. LeavittApr. 29, 1837. *364Sr. 16, 1839. 1,134D. EdwardsApr. 27, 1839. 1,304Samuel ColtAug. 29, 1839. 5,316L. H. GibbsOct. 2, 1847. 6,669E. WessonAug. 28, 1849. 7,613Samuel ColtSept. 4, 1850. 7,629Samuel ColtSept. 4, 1850. 7,802J. StevensNov. Samuel ColtSept. 4, 1850. 7,802J. StevensNov. 26, 1850. 7,894J. WarnerJan. 10, 1851. 8,229J. WarnerJuly 15, 1851. 8,412J. StevensOct. 7, 1851. 8,982North4,710Blittkowski and HoffmanApr. 22, 1856. 14,905Samuel ColtMay 20, 1856. 15,110Alexander HallJune 10, 1856. 16,575Brettell and FrisbieFeb. 10, 1857. 16,683Samuel ColtFeb. 24, 1857. 16,716Samuel ColtMar. 3, 1857. 17Samuel ColtMar. 3, 1857. 17,032J. EllisApr. 14, 1857. 17,044James KerrApr. 14, 1857. 17,143J. EllisApr. 28, 1857. 17,359F. BealsMay 26,57. 18,486George R. CrookerOct. 20, 1857. 18,678Samuel ColtNov. 24, 1857. 1. Chambered Cylinder revolvin 23, 1858. 19,868H. S. NorthApr. 6, 1858. 20,144Samuel ColtMay 4, 1858. 20,160B. F. JoslynMay 4, 1858. 20,4
s the application of a click and ratchet holding-device for a wagon-lock. A handle, which is secured to the pawl, extends upward and slides in a guard attached to the brakelever. It is used to release the pawl from the ratchet. Feed-motion of Colt's pistol. The mode of rotating the barrel of the Colt pistol is by means of a pawl pivoted to the lower part of the hammer, and acting upon a crown ratchet on the rear of the barrel. As the hammer is brought to the cock, the pawl a rises, beiglish cavalry in 1544. The earliest form of revolving, cylindrical breech, whose chambers are brought consecutively in line with the barrel, is found in the English United Service Museum, and is supposed to date from the time of Charles I. The Colt pistol, which has attained the highest celebrity, was introduced from the United States into England in 1853. See revolver. The English cavalry-service pistol has a length of 13 1/4 inches; barrel, 8 inches; weight, 40 ounces: caliber, 577 in
several successive shots without reloading. In Colt's and other revolvers, the charges are placed i9, have the defects of their predecessors. Colonel Colt is believed to be the first inventor of a rfrom which they are fired; more commonly, as in Colt's, the weapon has a cylinder at the base of thest made a practical success by the late Colonel Samuel Colt. Colt's revolving pistol is shown inColt's revolving pistol is shown in section at D, and the cylinder and revolving mechanism detached at E. In general construction it clr just described. Fig. 4292 shows a group of Colt's revolvers. A, the revolver musket for infary stock for shooting from the shoulder. Colonel Colt obtained his first patent in 1835, but his stance, also, the breech is rotated by hand. Colt's revolvers. Smith and Wesson's revolver. lass is the revolving-rifle of the late Colonel Samuel Colt, who, by the simplicity and ingenuity onown and used throughout the world. In 1830, Colt invented a device for combining a number of lon[1 more...]
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