Since that time the tendency has been to reduce the length of the spiral.
We find notices of the suggested or experimental use of the screw-propeller by Hooke, 1680; Duquet, 1727; Pancton, 1768; Watt, 1780; Seguin, 1792; Fulton, 1794; Cartwright, 1798; Shorter, 1802.
The idea of propelling vessels by a screw in lieu of oars is mentioned in the Machines et Inventions approuvees par l'academie Royale des Sciences depuis 1727 jusqu à 1731.
Franklin suggested the same thing.
Lyttleton's English patent, in 1794, for an aquatic propeller consisted of a screw of one, two, or more threads wrapped around a cylinder, and revolving in a frame placed at the head, stern, or side of a vessel.
The credit of the first application of the screwpro-peller for marine propulsion is undoubtedly due to Colonel John Stevens, of Hoboken, N. J. In 1804, he constructed a boat with twin screws, which attained a very considerable speed.
The machinery of this boat (a, Fig. 4747), which was 5
y Wadsworth, 386, 424.
Longfellow, Mrs., Henry Wadsworth, 50;
Higginson's impression of, 72.
Longfellow, Samuel, and T. W. Higginson, 71, 72, 78, 90, 114; Thalatta, 111, 159.
Lowell, James Russell, 156; first impression of, 14, 15; literary earnings of, 66; Swinburne on, 336.
Lowell, Maria White, Higginson's impressions of, 66. 67.
Lowell Institute, Higginson lectures before on American Orators and Oratory, 389; on American Literature, 389; on English Literature, 390.
Lyttleton, Lord, and Higginson, 324.
McCarthy, Justin, Higginson visits, 336.
McCarthy, Mrs., Justin, described, 336.
McKinley, President, death of, 361.
Mademoiselle and her Campaigns, 157, 407.
Maine, Sir Henry, 328.
Malbone, 289, 411, 423; beginning of, 275, 278; writing, 279-81, published, 281, 282.
Manning, Cardinal, account of, 328, 329.
Marguerite, Queen of Italy, Higginson's Sonnets of Petrarch sent to, 278.
Marks, Lionel, poem on engagement of, 388, 389.
Administration responsible, 186.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 180.
Longstreet's Division at Gaines' Mill, 97.
Loss, Unparallel, of Company F, 26th North Carolina, 199.
Lodt Cause, The, 56.
Louisiana, Purchase of. 162; Troops of, at Fort Gregg, 265.
Lunt, George, 188.
McCabe, Captain, W. Gordon, 212, 242.
McClellan, General George B., 348.
McGuire, M. D., LI.
D., H. H., Sketch of life of, 267; his family, 275.
McMartin, Colonel F. W, 206.
McNeill's men, 98.
Macon, Sergeant Lyttleton S , 70.
Mahon, General William 204.
Malvern Hill, Battle of, 11, 341
Manassas First, Ammunition at, 289.
Marks, Edwin, 236.
Maryland, Invasion of, 354.
Masons in the Army 46.
Massachusetts in 17 1770, 1773, 157; in 1811, 173.
Massie, Captain, J. Livingston, 69.
Maury's fealty, Commodore, 112.
Mechanicsville, Battle of, 92
Minor, Lieutenart C. W. Berkeley, 70.
Minor, Captain Robert D, 305.
Moon, The, behind the hill, 350.
Monocacy, Battle of, 74.
Virginia regiment, 1861; died in service, 1862.
Isbell, James T., exempted from service, 1862; dead.
Jackson, B. F., sergeant, exempted from service, 1862; dead.
Jackson, P. H., exempted from service, 1862; dead.
Johnson, Columbus, on detail service; dead.
Johnson, E. A., killed at Seven Pines, Va., 1st June, 1862.
Johnson, E. S.
Johnson, Howard, came as a substitute in the winter of 1861; deserted near Williamsburg, Va., May 1862; evidently a spy.
Johnson, Lyttleton T., wounded at Frayser's Farm, Va., 1st July, 1862.
Martin, Austin, killed at Manassas, Va., 21st July, 1861.
Mayo, Joseph H., transferred to Cavalry, 1862.
Mayo, William H., transferred to Cavalry, 1862; dead.
Morton, James, killed at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
Page, William Nelson, killed at Manassas, Va., 1861, July 21st.
Pendleton, E. H., on detail service during the war; dead.
Pettit, Lucius H., killed near Petersburg, Va., 1864.
Ryals, James D., served as courier