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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 6: Appomattox. (search)
written in lines of fire on all the riverbanks of Virginia? Shall we go back to Gaines' Mill and Malvern Hill? Or to the Antietam of Maryland, or Gettysburg of Pennsylvania?-deepest graven of all. For here is what remains of Kershaw's Division, which left 40 per cent. of its men at Antietam, and at Gettysburg with Barksdale's and Semmes' Brigades tore through the Peach Orchard, rolling up the right of our gallant Third Corps, sweeping over the proud batteries of Massachusetts-Bigelow and Philips,--where under the smoke we saw the earth brown and blue with prostrate bodies of horses and men, and the tongues of overturned cannon and caissons pointing grim and stark in the air. Then in the Wilderness, at Spottsylvania and thereafter, Kershaw's Division again, in deeds of awful glory, held their name and fame, until fate met them at Sailor's Creek, where Kershaw himself, and Ewell, and so many more, gave up their arms and hopes,--all, indeed, but manhood's honor. With what stra
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
or three vessels to act to advantage. My greatest fear was that we should fire into each other; and Captain Wainwright and myself were hallooing ourselves hoarse at the men not to fire into our ships. We have observed that the fleet had not fairly passed the river obstructions before the Confederate rams and gun-boats appeared. There were six rams, named Warrior, Stonewall Jackson, Defiance, Resolute, Governor Moore, and General Quitman, commanded respectively by Captains Stephenson, Philips, McCoy, Hooper, Kennon, and Grant. These were river steamers, made shot-proof by cotton bulk-heads, and furnished with iron prows for pushing. The ram Manassas, then commanded by Captain Warley, was an entirely different affair. She was thus described by an eye-witness: She is about one hundred feet long and twenty feet beam, and draws from nine to twelve feet water. Her shape above water is nearly that of half a sharply pointed egg-shell, so that a shot will glance from.her, no m
behaved more gallantly. On the night of the eleventh instant, the Eighteenth and Twenty-fourth Georgia regiments, and Philips's Georgia Legion, of Cobb's brigade, relieved General Barksdale's command behind the stone wall at the foot of Marye's Hill, Philips's Legion on the left, the Twenty-fourth Georgia in the centre, and Eighteenth Georgia regiment on the right, occupying the entire front under the hill. During that night, the scouts took fifteen prisoners. On the twelfth inst., close aregiments were posted, the Second and Eighth (Colonel Kennedy and Captain Stockburn commanding) in the road, doubling on Philips's Legion, (Colonel Cook,) and the Twenty-fourth Georgia, (Colonel McMillan,) the Third and Seventh South Carolina (Colonf each other. About six P. M., the Third South Carolina regiment was brought from the hill, and posted on the left of Philips's Georgia legion, where it was relieved by General Kemper, with a portion of his brigade, about seven P. M., and was the
o the quarantine. A part of it was stationed there, and company detachments were placed at the head of the several canals leading from the river into the back bays of the same, to guard against a land force being thrown in launches above us. Four steamers of the river fleet, protected, and to a certain extent made shot-proof with cotton bulk-heads, and prepared with iron prows to act as rams, viz., the Warrior, Stonewall Jackson, Defiance, and Resolute, commanded by Captains Stephenson, Philips, McCoy, and Hooper, respectively, were sent down to report to and co-operate with me. The steamers Governor Moore and General Quitman, prepared as those before mentioned, and commanded by Captains B. Kennon and A. Grant, were sent down in like manner to co-operate with the forts, and ram such vessels of the enemy as might succeed in passing. The naval authorities also sent down the C. S. steam ram Manassa, Captain Warly, C. S. navy, commanding. She was stationed a short distance above For
Independent Battery of New York Light Artillery. The First Independent Battery of New York Light Artillery, under command of Captain Andrew Cowan, lost two officers and sixteen enlisted men killed and mortally wounded out of its complement of 150 men. Only four other batteries suffered a greater loss. Cooper's Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artillery, lost twenty-one men; Sands' Eleventh Ohio Battery lost twenty men (nineteen of them in one engagement in a charge on the battery at Iuka); Philips' Fifth Massachusetts Battery lost nineteen men; and Weeden's Battery C, First Rhode Island Artillery, lost nineteen men. This photograph shows Cowan's Battery in position within the captured Confederate works on the Petersburg line. The officers and men lived and slept in a work captured from the Confederates, and the horses were picketed back of the emplacements and in the gun-pits as seen underneath. The First Independent Battery of New York Light Artillery: this Battery stood fifth
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
iments of Cobbs's brigade, and in a ditch on their left, between the Telegraph and Plank roads, was one regiment of Ransom's brigade, the whole under the command of General T. R. R. Cobb. These regiments were the Twenty-fourth North Carolina, Philips's Georgia Legion, Twenty-fourth Georgia, Eighteenth Georgia. On the crest of the hill at intervals on a front of about four hundred yards were the nine guns of the Washington artillery under Colonel Walton. These guns were four light 12-poundd of the position in the Telegraph road, and he now arrived with the Second South Carolina regiment. Colonel Kennedy and the Eighth South Carolina, Captain Stackhouse, which regiments, numbering some 700 men, were posted in the road, doubling on Philips's Legion and the Twenty-fourth Georgia. Brigadier-General Cooke had also been severely wounded during the last attack, and Colonel Hall, of the Forty-sixth North Carolina, had succeeded to the command of the brigade, and he now moved his own reg
sel which floats on the surface of the water. It has an induction and an eduction valve, which both open in the same direction, giving way respectively to the blast of fresh air and to the force of the exhaled breath. While the breath is being inspired by the diver the induction-valve is open to admit fresh air, and when expiration occurs, the induction-valve is closed, and the air passes out by the eduction-valve and the flexible tube, which latter reaches to the surface of the water. Philips's submarine armor. In Fig. 361 the diver is completely incased in the armor, which has flexible jointed limbs occupied by the legs and arms of the occupant, and enabling him to move from place to place and grasp the objects of his search or perform his other duty in the premises. The joints of the limb-casings have articulations corresponding to those of the person, and are flexed and extended by the natural motions of the diver. The prosthetic hands, which are attached to the ends of
as and the oxygen of the air would suffuse the curtains of a room with moisture, and would render it necessary to wring out the curtains and other linen furniture of the apartments on the morning subsequent to the illumination by the burning of the coal smoke. — Monthly Magazine, London, June 1, 1805. In 1803 – 4, Winsor lighted the Lyceum Theater and took out a patent for lighting streets by gas. He established the first gas-company. In 1804 – 5, Murdoch lighted the cotton-factory of Philips and Lee, Manchester, the light being estimated as equal to 3,000 candles. This was the largest undertaking up to that date. In 1807, Winsor lighted one side of Pall Mall, London; the first street lighting. Westminster Bridge was lighted in 1813. Houses of Parliament, London, in the same year. Streets of London generally, 1815. Streets of Paris, the same year. James McMurtrie proposed to light streets of Philadelphia, 1815. Baltimore commenced the use of gas, 1816. Bos<
iring with small charges and small elevation, resulting in a bounding or skipping of the projectile. In firing at a fortification, sufficient elevation is given to just clear the parapet, so that the ball may bound along the terre-plein or banquette without rising far above its level. It is used with effect on hard, smooth ground against bodies of troops or such obstacles as abattis; and also upon water, either with round shot or rifle balls. It was introduced by Vauban at the siege of Philips burg, in 1688. Rico-chet′--shot. (Gunnery.) A bounding or leaping shot, fired at low elevation with small charge. Rid′dle. A sieve with coarse meshes, used in preparatory separation, as:— 1. The riddle of a grain-separator which removes the coarser material, such as broken heads, straw, etc., from the grain; the latter is afterward separated from the chaff by the sieves, aided by the blast; and subsequently from the cheat and cockle by the screen. Increasing fineness of
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 6 (search)
ich they are taught that Christ is next below God, and the Emperor of all the Russias is next below Christ. So, judging by the tenor of his recent speeches, Daniel has got a new catechism, What is the chief end of man? The old one of the Westminster divines, of Selden and Hugh Peters, of Cotton and the Mathers, used to answer, To glorify God and enjoy him forever ; that is Kane-treason, now. The chief end of man ?--why, it is to save the Union! A voice.-Three cheers for the Union! Mr. Philips.--Feeble cheers those--[Great applause]--and a very thankless office it is to defend the Union on that day. Did you ever read the fable of the wolf and the house-dog? The one was fat, the other gaunt and famine-struck. The wolf said to the dog, You are very fat. Yes, replied the dog, I get along very well at home. Well, said the wolf, could you take me home? O, certainly. So they trotted along together; but as they neared the house, the wolf caught sight of several ugly scars on the
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