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the other stars, while the earth revolved around it. Turning the invention to immediate account, Galileo discovered the spots on the sun. On January 7, 1610, he discovered three of the moons of Jupiter, and the fourth shortly after. His discovery of the phases of Venus furnished another proof of the truth of the heliocentric theory. The papal persecution which followed Bruno, who was burnt in 1600, and Galileo, who was denounced in 1616, are familiar to readers. Galileo was visited by Milton while in prison, became blind, then deaf, and died a prisoner of the Inquisition, which followed him after death, denied his right to make a will, to be buried in consecrated ground, or to have a monument. The nineteenth century has attended to the latter duty. The eye-glasses of the Galilean telescope were double-concave. Kepler first pointed out the possibility of making telescopes with two convex lenses. Scheiner, in 1650, reduced it to practice. De Rheita made one with three lense
he bottom of a set of pumps. Wind-car. One driven wholly or partially by the wind. The Chinese have sails on barrows, to be used when the wind is favorable. Wind-cars are also used on the plains of Tartary, if we may believe the poets. Milton alludes to the wind-driven cars of the Chinese, as traversing the table-land of Asia:— But in his way lights on the barren plains Of Sericana, where Chineses drive With sails and wind their cany wagons light. Paradise lost. We are not to infer that Satan saw the cars in motion, nor that Milton believed the modern theory, that mankind proceeded from several independent centers. This would be granting the whole question, that the almondeyed man of Cathay was scudding over the plains in pursuit of business or pleasure while Adam and Eve were yet disporting in Eden. One form of the wind-car has sails like a windmill, which rotate an axle and impart motion to the driving-wheels. Such are described in old works on physics, pub
er September 9-10. Battle of Sterling's Plantation September 29. At Morganza till October 10, then moved to Carrollton. Expedition to Brazos, Santiago, Texas, October 27-December 2. Advance to Brownsville November 2-6 and duty there till July 24, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La., July 24-August 7. Ordered to Pensacola, Florida, August 14, and duty at Barrancas, Florida, till December. Action at Milton, Florida, October 18. Expedition to Blackwater Bay October 25-28. Milton October 26. Moved to Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Ala., December 6, and duty there till March 17, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its Defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Fatigue duty dismantling Rebel Defenses till May 4. Duty at Mobile till July 10. Mustered out July 10, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 98 Enlisted men by disease. Total 192
n from Barrancas to Marianna September 18-October 4. Euche Anna C. H. September 23. Marianna September 27. Expedition up Blackwater Bay October 25-28. Milton October 26. Expedition from Barrancas to Pine Barren Creek November 16-17. Pine Barren Creek November 17. Expedition to Pollard, Ala., December 13-19. e December 15-16. Pine Barren Ford December 17-18. (A detachment at Pascagoula, Miss., December, 1864, to February 6, 1865.) Expedition from Barrancas to Milton February 22-25, 1865. Milton February 23. Steele's march to Mobile, Ala., March 18-31. (Dismounted men remain at Barrancas, Florida) Near Evergreen MarchMilton February 23. Steele's march to Mobile, Ala., March 18-31. (Dismounted men remain at Barrancas, Florida) Near Evergreen March 24. Muddy Creek, Ala., March 26. Near Blakely April 1. Siege of Fort Blakely April 1-9. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty in Alabama with 16th Corps till August, and in Western and Middle Florida by detachments to December. Mus
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (search)
, till January, 1862. Moved to Key West, Florida, via Annapolis, Md., and on Steamer Oriental January 22-February 4. Duty at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida, till June 18. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., June 18-22, thence to Beaufort, S. C., July 2, and duty there till October. Expedition to Florida September 30-October 13. St. John's Bluff October 3. Capture of Jacksonville October 5 (Cos. E and K ). Expedition from Jacksonville to Lake Beresford and capture of Steamer Gov. Milton near Hawkinsville October 6 (Cos. E and K ). Expedition to Pocotaligo, S. C., October 21-23. Frampton's Plantation and Pocotaligo Bridge October 22. Ordered to Key West, Florida, November 15. Garrison Fort Taylor (Cos. A, B, C, E, G and I ) and Fort Jefferson (Cos. D, F, H and K ) till February, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 25. (Regiment re-enlisted October, 1863, to February, 1864.) At Algiers, La., February 28. Banks' Red River Campaign March 10-M
tack was to be made from this point by a coup de main, the infantry crossing the inlet in boats covered by a bombardment from land and sea. Brig.-Gen. Alfred H. Terry, with four thousand men, was to make a demonstration on James Island. Col. T. W. Higginson, with part of his First South Carolina Colored and a section of artillery, was to ascend the South Edisto River, and cut the railroad at Jacksonboro. This latter force, however, was repulsed with the loss of two guns and the steamer Governor Milton. Late in the afternoon of the 9th Terry's division moved. The monitor Nantucket, gunboats Pawnee and Commodore McDonough, and mortar schooner C. P. Williams passed up the river, firing on James Island to the right and John's Island to the left, followed by thirteen transports carrying troops. Col. W. W. H. Davis, with portions of his regiment—the One Hundred and Fourth Pennsylvania—and the Fifty-second Pennsylvania, landed on Battery Island, advancing to a bridge leading to James I
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
, Mass. Littlefield, Henry Warren; 1st Lieut. 30 Oct 42 Quincy; single; clerk; Milton. 2d Lt 11 May 63, must. 25 May; 1st Lt 7 Oct 63, must. 19 Nov. Resigned 9 Fe Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Company F. Adg. Rson, James M. 22, sin.; farmer; Milton. 10 Oct 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Milton. Archer, Sylvester 20, mar.; farmer; BinMilton. Archer, Sylvester 20, mar.; farmer; Binghampton, N. Y. 8 Apl 63; 27 Oct 65 Boston. $50. Armstrong, Wesley R. 39, mar.; blacksmith; Horseheads, N. Y. 8 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft.Wagner. $50.rlin, O. 8 Apl 63; died 11 Jan 65 Morris Id. S. C. of disease. $50. Robinson, Milton 21, sin.; laborer; Indianapolis, Ind. 12 May 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Robinson, Rne, James 22, sin.; laborer; Buffalo, N. Y. 17 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Lane, Milton 31, sin.; laborer; Carlisle, Pa. 15 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagase. $50. Mero, Charles W. 22 —— —— Rutland, Vt. 12 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. —— Milton, William P. 24, mar.; farmer; Columbus, O. 28 Apl 63; 25 Feb 64 Portsmouth
McAllister, Fort, 261. McClellansville, S. C., 314. McCullar, Thomas, 304. McDermott, William, 315, 317. McDonald, J. R., 226. McDonough, gunboat, 52, 201. McGirt's Creek, Fla., 174, 178. McGuire, P., 121. McKay, George F., 260. McLaws, Lafayette, 267, 272, 275. Medal of Honor, 134. Merceraux, Thomas J., 256. Metcalf, Henry, 161. Michie, P. S., 109, 118. Middleton Depot, S. C., 306. Military Situation, close 1862, 1. Mill Branch, S. C., 293. Miller, Andrew, 301. Milton, Governor, steamer, 52. Mingoe, gunboat, 237. Mitchel, John C., 190, 218. Mitchell, Charles L., 243. Mitchell, G., 15. Mitchell, Nelson, 97. Mitchell, William, 183. Moleneux, E. L., 287. Money for recruiting, 11, 15. Money sent home, 228. Monk's Corner, S. C., 295. Monohansett, steamer, 148. Montauk, monitor, 209. Montgomery, James, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 51, 63, 114, 115, 130, 159, 162, 164, 166, 168, 188, 193, 212, 214. Monument to Shaw and others, 229
red, that their acts shall be at all times under the control, and subject to the approval or rejection, of the Legislature. On the same day, Feb. 5, the Governor, with the consent of the Council, appointed the following named gentlemen as commissioners:— Hon. John Z. Goodrich, of Stockbridge. Hon. Charles Allen, of Worcester. Hon. George S. Boutwell, of Groton. Hon. Francis B. Crowninshield, of Boston. Theophilus P. Chandler, Esq., of Brookline. John M. Forbes, Esq., of Milton. Richard P. Waters, Esq., of Beverly. These gentleman immediately proceeded to Washington, and took part in the deliberations of the Peace Congress. It was a very able delegation. There was great interest felt in regard to the action of the Peace Congress, and how far its acts would bind the States which the delegates represented. Feb. 8. In the House.—Mr. Albee, of Marlborough, offered the following resolution:— That our commissioners at Washington are hereby instructed <
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Francis J. Child (search)
Pike County Ballads, a mixture of sentiment and profanity. Then he went on to say: I want my children, when they grow up, to read the classics. My boy will go to college, of course; and he will translate Homer and Virgil, and Horace,--I think very highly of Horace; but the literal meaning is a different thing from understanding the poetry. Then my daughters will learn French and German, and I shall expect them to read Schiller and Goethe, Moliere and Racine, as well as Shakespeare and Milton. After that they can read what they like, but they will have a standard by which to judge other authors. He was afraid that the students wasted too much time in painting play-bills and other similar exercises of ingenuity, which lead to nothing in the end. He gave some excellent advice to a young lady who was about visiting Europe for the first time, who doubted if she could properly appreciate the works of art and other fine things that she would be called upon to admire. Don't be afr
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