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ne shell hit the Milton about midships, and exploded, injuring her machinery and killing her engineer. The Milton was obliged to turn back, leaving the Dean aground and exposed to two batteries-one on each side of the river. The Dean was hit with eleven shots from the rebels while aground. One shell burst quite near Colonel Higginson, injuring him severely by the concussion. Another shell passed through the bows of the Dean, killing one gunner and injuring three deck-hands severely. Captain Dolly expended all his ammunition for his ten-pounder rifle, and had only his six-pounder howitzer to fight with. The Dean managed to get afloat by using tar to get up steam, and proceeded down the river and encountered a battery of five guns about four miles from the piles, which riddled the Dean completely with shot and canister. The Milton had meanwhile run down the river, and, by mistake, run headlong on the spiles. Being unable to get her off, she was abandoned and burned. The machine
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 15 (search)
fatal. After the fight we sent him back to Memphis, where his mother and father came from their home on the North River to nurse him. Young James was recovering from his wound, but was afterward killed by a fall from his horse, near his home, when riding with the daughters of Mr. Hamilton Fish, now Secretary of State. The enemy closed down on us several times, and got possession of the rear of our train, from which they succeeded in getting five of our horses, among them my favorite mare Dolly; but our men were cool and practised shots (with great experience acquired at Vicksburg), and drove them back. With their artillery they knocked to pieces our locomotive and several of the cars, and set fire to the train; but we managed to get possession again, and extinguished the fire. Colonel Audenreid, aide-de-camp, was provoked to find that his valise of nice shirts had been used to kindle the fire. The fighting continued all round us for three or four hours, when we observed signs o
that destroyed the works, and brought away the guns. It was reasonable to suppose that an obstacle to the passage of the fleet would be again found here, and preparations were made for a fight, but no enemy appeared, and not a sign of resistance showed itself during the further progress of the vessels toward the town. At eight o'clock, the steamer John Adams, tinder cover of the gunboat Uncas, ranged alongside the wharf, at Jacksonville, and Colonel Higginson jumped ashore, followed by Captain Dolly's company — the men scrambling off as best they could, neglecting, in their eagerness, to avail themselves of a gangplank. They immediately formed in marching order, and started on the double-quick for the railroad depot. The remainder of the force soon followed, and part of it advanced to the outskirts of the town, and holding the approaches. This movement was executed with such promptness, that the first knowledge of the invasion only came to the townspeople when they saw the black
 o.Louis, b. Dec. 7, 1781; d. in infancy.  p.Edmund T., b. June 1, 1783; is living.  q.Ethen, b. Sept. 12, 1785; m. Isaac Hallock.  r.Asher, b. June 25, 1787.  s.Anna, b. Apr. 19, 1789; m. Aaron Curtis.  t.John, b. 1791; d. young.  u.Betsey, b. 1793; d. young.  v.Lucy, b. Sept. 22, 1796; m. Nathan Smith. 46 c.-111 d.John Hall, of Sutton, m., Jan. 28, 1777, Dolly Ward, and had--   Lucy, b. Jan. 10, 1778; m. Joseph Nelson.   Thaddeus, b. Nov. 30, 1779.   Jonas, b. Jan. 13, 1782.   Dolly, b. Feb. 12, 1785; m. John Haskell.   John, b. Oct. 28, 1787; a scythe manufacturer.   Harriet, b. Mar. 4, 1792; m. Jonathan Putnam.   Hannah, b. Jan. 9, 1794; m.----Smith, of Shrewsb.   Increase S., b. Apr. 3, 1797; d. s. p. 46 c.-111 e.Samuel Reed Hall was a clergyman in Croyden, N. H.; Guildhall, Vt.; and in Rumford, Me., where he d., Nov., 1814. He m. Elizabeth Hall, and had--   Hannah, m. Michael Amy.   Lucy, m. Caleb Amy.   Betsey, m. John Whitter.   
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Madison, James 1751- (search)
adopted. In 1801 he was appointed Secretary of State, which office he held until his inauguration as President. He very soon became involved in disputes about impressment with the government of Great Britain, and, in 1812, was compelled to declare war against that nation (see below). He was enabled to proclaim a treaty of peace in February, 1815. Retiring from office in 1817, he passed the remainder of his days on his estate at Montpelier. His accomplished wife, Dorothy (commonly called Dolly ), shared his joys and sorrows from the time of their marriage in Philadelphia in 1794 until his death, June 28, 1836, and survived him until July 2, 1849. She was a long time among the leaders in Washington society. President Madison, seeing that the capital was in danger when victory remained with the British at Bladensburg (q. v.). sent messengers to his wife, advising her to fly to a place of safety. She had already been apprised of the disaster on the field. On receiving the mes
woolen stuff; now, a table-napkin. Doll. A child's toy-baby. Made of stuffed cloth, wood, india-rubber, etc. The jointed wooden dolls are a marvel of cheapness, and are made by the peasantry of Europe. See toy. Among other curiosities of the former inhabitants of Egypt are a number of dolls which are found in the tombs, and also are represented on the painted walls. Just as with us, some are rough, some comical, and some are made as nearly symmetrical as the artist was able. Dolly. 1. (Metallurgy.) A perforated board placed over a tub containing ore to be washed, and which, being worked by a winchhandle, gives a circular motion to the ore. 2. (Piling.) An extension-piece on the upper end of a pile, when the head of the latter is beyond the reach of the monkey. Otherwise called a punch. 3. A hoisting-platform. 4. A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet. A snap-head. Dol′ly-bar. A block or bar in the trough of a grindstone wh
ng heads:— Balance-crane.Cant-hook. Barton.Capstan. Block.Cargo-jack. Bracket-crab.Catadrome. Brake.Cat-head. Brick and mortar elevator.Cat-tackle. Check-hook. Bricklayer's hoist.Chevrette. Bucket.Chinese windlass. Cage.Claw for suspending tackle. Can-hook. Cog and round.Lift-hammer. Cotton-elevator.Lifting-apparatus. Crab.Lifting-jack. Crampoons.Lifting-screw. Crane.Loader. Cuddy.Lock. Canal Davit.Man-engine. Derrick.Masting-shears. Differential windlass.Mouline. Dolly.Movable ladder. Draft-engine.Needle. Drop.Overhead-crane. Drop-table.Parbuckle. Elevating-block.Plate-hoist. Elevating-clutch.Pneumatic hoist. Elevating-screw.Portable derrick. Elevator.Pulley. Field-derrick.Purchase. Fork.Rigger. Foundry-crane.Rotary crane. Furnace-hoist.Sack-hoist. Gibbet.Sack-lifter. Gin.Safety-cage. Gipsy-winch.Sheet. Glosso-comon.Sheer-hulk. Grain-elevator.Sheers. Gripe.Sitde-winch. Hay.Skid. Hay-loader.Sliding-pulley. Hod-elevator.Slings. Hog-eleva
.Bessemer-process. Anti-friction metal.Biddery. Antimony.Billon. Bing.Damask-steel. Bismuth.Dam-plate. Black-flux.Dead. Black-plate.De-silvering. Black-tin.De-sulphurizing ore. Blanched copper.Dilluing. Blanching.Dipping. Blazing-off.Dolly. Blister-steel.Double d'or. Block-furnace.Dradge. Bloom.Dross. Bloom-steel.Dry-gilding. Blow-pipe.Dutch gold. Blue-metal.Electro plating. Bluing.Electrum. Book.Eriquation. Boshes.Estufa process of extracting si. ver. Bottoms. Box-metal Bar-cutter.Cutter-grinding machine Barrel-setter.Cutter-head. Bar-shear.Cutting-out machine. Beaded wire.Cylinder. Beam.Cylinder-boring machine. Bear.Die. Bell.Die-stock. Bench-drill.Dinged work. Bench-shears.Dog. Lathe Bending-machine.Dolly. Bending metal plates.Drag-bench. Billeting-roll.Drawing-bench. Binder-frame.Drawing-machine. Bolster.Drawing-punch. Bolt cutter.Draw-plate. Bolt-heading machine.Drift. Bolt-machine.Drill. Bolt-screwing machine.Drilling-machine. Bolt-thr
ector groove on the upper surface of the wire. This forms a nap, and is found in certain carpets, velvet, velveteen, fustian, etc. In the Imperial Brussels the figure is raised above the ground and its pile is cut, but the ground is uncut. In the Royal Wilton the pile is raised higher than in the common Wilton, and is also cut. See under the following heads:— Bearing-pile.Pile-fabric. Beetle-head.Pile of iron bars for reheating. Bridge-pile.Pile-saw. Close pile.Pneumatic pile. Dolly.Punch. False pile.Ram. Fender-pile.Ringing-engine. Fistuca.Screw-pile. Gage-pile.Sett. Galvanic pile.Sheathing-pile. Guard-pile.Sheet-pile. Guide-pile.Short pile. Monkey.Stay-pile. Monkey-engine.Stilts. Pile-carpet.Tongs. Pile-drawer.Voltaic pile. Pile-driver.Wall. Pile-bridge. A bridge whose roadway is constructed on piles. An excellent plan over extensive shallow waters but little obstructed by ice, as that of the Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad over Gunpowder River
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 10: last days with the tribune (search)
grossing as they were, could absorb or afford occupation for all Dana's energy and activity. It must have been early in 1848-as he was in Europe during the last half of that year — that he translated and published a small volume of German Stories and Legends for children, under the title of The Black Ant. Rudolph Garrigue, Astor House, New York, 1848-Tauchnitz, same. It included in its contents The Inkstand, The curious Cockerel, The Christ-child, The Princess Unca, Nut Cracker and sugar Dolly, and twelve others. The last of these was the longest. The little volume received wide circulation, and became most popular with American children, but was noticeable rather from the fact that it was one of the earliest, if not the actual forerunner, of a host which have since appeared both in Europe and America for the sepcial delectation of children. Four years later, in 1852, he edited and prepared for the press a work illustrated with steel engravings, known as Meyer's Universum,
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