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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Confederate negro enlistments. (search)
etary Benjamin and Senator Henry both spoke in zealous and earnest advocacy of the enlistment programme, and on the 13th, there were two new bills introduced by Mr. Oldham, of Texas, and Mr. Barksdale, of Mississippi, looking to negro enlistments. Senator Oldham's bill was offered in the Senate, and was not heard of again. In thSenator Oldham's bill was offered in the Senate, and was not heard of again. In the House, a motion to reject Barksdale's bill was defeated by a two-thirds vote. This bill provided for the enlistment of slaves by their masters, and did not reward them with their freedom for volunteering — in fact, there was no volunteering about it. They were to be sent to fight the Yankees as they had been sent to work on the against it. The vote in the Senate on the final passage of the bill, March 7th, 1865, was as follows: YEAs-Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Caperton, Henry, Hunter, Oldham, Semmes, Sims, and Watson--9. NAYs — Mssrs. Barnwell, Graham, Johnson (Ga.), Johnson (Mo.), Maxwell, Orr, Vet, and Witfall-8. Thus, the instructions of t
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXV. April, 1863 (search)
on board for our soldiers. It is supposed they will reappear before Wilmington; our batteries there are ready for them. Gen. Wise assailed the enemy on Saturday, at Williamsburg, captured the town, and drove the Federals into their fortMa-gruder. The President was ill and nervous, on Saturday. His wife, who lost her parent at Montgomery, Ala., a month ago, and who repaired thither, is still absent. Congress still refuses to clothe the President with dictatorial powers. Senator Oldham, of Texas, made a furious assault on the Secretary of War, last Saturday. He says Senators, on the most urgent public business, are subjected to the necessity of writing their names on a slate, and then awaiting the pleasure of some lackey for permission to enter the Secretary's office. He was quite severe in his remarks, and moved a call on the President for certain information he desired. The Sentinel abuses Congress for differing with the President in regard to the retention of
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 48 (search)
he had ordered Stewart's corps to Augusta, Ga., as Sherman's movement rendered a victory necessary at once. The dispatch was to the President, and seems to be in response to one from him. So we may expect a battle immediately near Augusta, Ga. Beauregard should have some 20,000 men, besides Hardee's 15,000-which ought to be enough for victory; and then good-by to Sherman! February 7 A snow four inches in depth on the ground, and snowing. Last night Governor Smith, President Davis, Senator Oldham (Texas), Rev. Mr. Duncan, Methodist preacher, and a Yankee Baptist preacher, named Doggell, or Burroughs, I believe, addressed a large meeting in the African Church, on the subject of the Peace Mission, and the ultimatum of the United States authorities. The speakers were very patriotic and much applauded. President-Davis (whose health is so feeble he should have remained away) denounced President Lincoln as His Majesty Abraham the first --in the language of the press-and said before t
urports to be a message from George W. Johnson, who signs himself Provisional Governor, addressed to Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Legislative Council. The so-called Provision Council has been organized as follows: President of Council, Willis B. Machen, of Lyon; State Treasurer, Judge T. L. Burnett, of Spencer; State Auditor, Capt. Richard Hawes, of Bourbon; Secretary of State, Robert McKee, of Louisville; Clerk of Council, A. Frank Brown, of Pulaski; State Printer, W. N. Haldeman, of Oldham; Sergeant-at-Arms, John E. Thompson, Jr., of Mercer.--N. Y. Times, Dec. 14. A skirmish occurred to-day on the banks of Green River, Ky. Company I of the Fifteenth Ohio was attacked by about one hundred and fifty rebel cavalry, who had dismounted from their horses and approached the patriots unobserved. The rebels fired one round without killing or wounding a man, and it was returned by the Ohio infantry with a couple of volleys, wounding several. The cavalry then retired, bearing thei
. Jenkins. Hopkins — L. M. Lowe, C. S. Greene. Jefferson — John Jones. Larue — J. S. Churchill. Logan — R. Browder, G. T. Edwards, W. M. Clark. City of Louisville — J. D. Pope, B. H. Hornsby, J. G. Gorsuch, W. Johnston, E. D. Ricketts, Blanton Duncan, Henry Gray, H. W. Bruce, R. McKee. Marshall — I. C. Gilbert. Marion — G. S. Miller. Meade — J. P. Walton, J. S. Taylor. Mercer — Philip B. Thompson. Muhlenburg — H. D. Lothrop, R. S. Russell. Nelson — J. D. Elliott, J. C. Wickliffe. Oldham--Mr. Miller, J. R. Gathright. Ohio--Dr. W. G. Mitchell, F. W. Forman. Scott — G. W. Johnson. Shelby--Colonel Jack Allen, J. F. Davis. Spencer — T. L. Burnett. Todd — James A. Russell, W. B. Harrison. Trigg — Mat. McKinney, H. C. Burnett. Washington — Pat. Symmes. Lyon — W. B. Machen, R. L. Cobb. McCracken — W. Bullitt. McLean--Rev. Joseph Gregory, J. S. Morton. Garrard — J. P. Burnside, G. R. Davis. On motion of Mr. J. C. Gilbert, the rules of the
roic daring the country is indebted for the successful execution of a plan which I had considered for the destruction of the enemy's fleet. Colonel Bagby, of Sibley's brigade, also commanded the volunteers from his regiment for the naval expedition, in which every officer and every man won for himself imperishable renown. J. Bankhead Magruder, Major-General. Houston telegraph account. Huston, Texas, January 5, 1863. As General Magruder was on his way to Texas, accompanied by Judge Oldham, Major Forshey and others, the subject of retaking Galveston Island was brought up. The difficulties of the undertaking were canvassed, and the question came up whether the work was feasible. Major Forshey observed: General, I think the best plan is to resolve to retake Galveston any way, and then canvass the difficulties. The General replied that he thought so too, and from that point began the undertaking. Arrived in Texas, the first thing the General set about was a thorough exami
steel in preference to copper may be credited to Mr. Perkins and the engraver Warren. Warren annealed his plates at a high temperature in earthen boxes packed with pounded oyster-shells. The practice in the Bank of England, as modified by Oldham, is to anneal at one time four east-iron boxes, each containing from three to six steel plates, surrounded on all sides with fine charcoal, mixed with an equal quantity of chalk, and driven in hard. The reverberatory furnace employed has a cir repaired, the parts brought up sharply by re-rolling under the transferroller. Danger of warping is also avoided. Though belonging to the hardening, and not to the anncaling process, it may here be mentioned, to complete the subject, that Oldham, Jr., has introduced a plan for precipitating the plates instantly into water, so as to prevent even an instantaneous exposure to the air; thus avoiding scale, or even a rough discoloration. See tempering. Many recipes are extant in the trade
. The wires when inserted are slightly riveted at the ends. Chains Chains intended to catch on pins or projections on the periphery of a wheel are made two and two, as in the other figure, leaving an opening which slips over the cog. Mr. Oldham, the engineer to the Bank of England, contrived a curved link-chain f f, adapted to work in connection with a cog-wheel g, with epicycloidal teeth. Chains for watches, timepieces, and small machinery are too minute to be made as the ordinaryew's-harp-shackle. Clasp.Joint (varieties, see joint). Claw for suspending tackle.Joint-coupling. Clevis.Key-coupler. Clinch-ring.Knuckle-joint. Clip.Lap-ring. Clutch.Lengthening-rod. Clutch-rope.Link. Coat-link.Manacles. Connecting-link.Oldham's coupling. Connector.Open ring. Coupler.Parral. Coupling-box.Perch. Coupling-link.Pipe-coupling. Coupling-pin.Pitman-coupling. Coupling-pole.Rail-coupling. Cramp.Reach. Differential coupling.Reins. Draft-bar.Ring. Draw-bar.Rod-coupling
onsists of disks or wheels decimally numbered on their peripheries, the whole mounted on one axle, upon which they turn freely, acting upon each other in serial order, as explained under arithmometer. The first wheel of the series containing the units is moved one figure between each impact, and when the units are exhausted the tens come into action, and act in coincidence with the units, which continue their action. So on of the 100s, 1,000s, etc. Bramah's numbering-machine, improved by Oldham, had 5 brass circles with studs carrying the numerals, so as to be able to number up to 99,999. The bank-note was presented on a table above, and the tympan brought down upon it, forcing the paper against the numbered studs, which were presented through openings in the bed. After each impression the first wheel of the train was rotated one spoke, bringing the next unit into presentation. The unitwheel acted upon the 10-wheel as soon as the number 9 was reached and printed; the 10-wheel act
The reamer is introduced into the bore to true it; the drill fails to make a smooth hole, and the reamer is about circular in its form, giving a perfect shape, and fitting the bore to receive the tube. Oil-well packing. Ointment-syringe. Oldham's coupling. The pipe-tongs is adapted to grasp the drill-rod or tube while a new hitch is being taken in withdrawing or introducing either. The presence of oil in springs has been noticed from time immemorial, and the rock-oil, Seneca oil,o silver flexible tubes, one b for the uterus and the other c for the male urethra. The instrument forms a porte-caustic. d is a platinum spoon for melting caustic. Old′hams Coup′ling. A sliding coupling for parallel shafts, invented by Oldham. a a are the axes of two shafts; b b, two cross-heads on their ends; c c, bars sliding in grooves in the cross-heads: the bars are fixed together at their midlengths so as to form a cross, the middle point d of which revolves upon the dotted cir
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