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H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 7: sea-coast defences..—Brief description of our maritime fortifications, with an Examination of the several Contests that have taken place between ships and forts, including the attack on San Juan d'ulloa, and on St. Jean d'acre (search)
ith that of the same item for repairs, for the following fifteen ships, between 1800 and 1820, The list would have been still farther enlarged, but the returns for other ships during some portion of the above period are imperfect: Name of Ship.No. of Guns.When built.Repaired fromCost. Vengeance,74--1800 to 1807£84,720 Ildefonso,74--1807 to 180885,195 Scipio,74--1807 to 180960,785 Tremendous,74--1807 to 1810135,397 Elephant,74--1808 to 181167,007 Spencer,7418001809 to 1813124,186 Romulus,74--1810 to 181273,141 Albion,7418021810 to 1813102,295 Donegal,74--1812 to 1815101,367 Implacable,74--1813 to 181559,865 Illustrious,7418031813 to 181674,184 Northumberland,74--1814 to 181559,795 Kent,74--1814 to 181888,357 Sultan,7418071816 to 181861,518 Sterling Castle,74 1816 to 181865,280 This table, although incomplete, gives for the above fifteen ships, during a period of less than twenty years, the cost of timber alone used in their repair, an average of about $400,000
was told by Roman soothsayers, What time they read the stars, That Romulus and Remus Sprang from the loins of Mars: That Romulus and Remus WeRomulus and Remus Were twin-born on the earth, And in the lap of a she-wolf Were suckled from their birth. By Heaven! I think this legend-- This ancient Roman m- For mine own time, and mine own clime, Is full of pregnant pith. Romulus stood with Remus, And plowed the Latian loam, And traced, by yellowin, Remus, And scoffed his brother's toil, And over the bounds of Romulus He leaped upon his soil. By Heaven! I think that Remus And RomuluRomulus at bay, Of Slavery's strife and Liberty's life Were antetypes that day! The sucklings of the she-wolf Stood face to face in wrath, And RomuRomulus swept Remus Like stubble from his path; Then crested he with temples The Seven Hills of his home, And builded there, by Tiber, The eternamine own time, and mine own clime, 'Tis more than Roman myth! Like Romulus and Remus, Out of the loins of Mars, Our Slavery and our Liberty W
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
heir governments I reverently invoke the support and blessings of Almighty God. The Western Reserve. On Sept. 16, 1873, General Garfield delivered the address that follows before the Historical Society of Geauga county, Ohio: From the historian's stand-point, our country is peculiarly and exceptionally fortunate. The origin of nearly all great nations, ancient and modern, is shrouded in fable or traditionary legend. The story of the founding of Rome by the wolf-nursed brothers, Romulus and Remus, has long been classed among myths of history; and the more modern story of Hengist and Horsa leading the Saxons to England is almost equally legendary. The origin of Paris can never be known. Its foundation was laid long before Gaul had written records. But the settlement, civilization, and political institutions of our country can be traced from their first hour by the clear light of history. It is true that over this continent hangs an impenetrable veil of tradition, myster
bladder. See Lithontripter ; litholabe ; lithotomy forceps ; lithotomy knife ; lithotomy staff,, etc. Cale-bas′ser-ie. (Fr.) A Belgian method of remelting iron in a sort of cupola furnace. Ca-lech′. A small hooded carriage on two wheels. Cal′en-dar-clock. One which indicates, in ad- dition to the minute and hour of the day, the day of the week and month, — sometimes the year also, with the phases of the moon, etc. The Roman calendar is said to have been introduced by Romulus, 738 B. C., who divided the year into ten months, comprising 304 days; fifty days less than the lunar year, and 61 days less than the solar year. Its commencement, therefore, did not correspond with any fixed season. Numa Pompilius, they tell us, 713 B. C., corrected it by adding two months, and made it commence at the winter solstice. Julius Caesar, 46 B. C., sent for Sosigenes of Alexandria, who again corrected it, making the year 365 days, 6 hours, every fourth year being leapyear.
d to the above, and may be be termed engraving in stone. Egypt is one triumphant vindication of the skill and industry of that nation in this particular. The warlike Osymandyas, nearly 200 years before Abraham, perpetuated upon granite the memory of his exploits, which reached as far as and included Bactria. The temples, tombs, and obelisks of Egypt, the sculptured palaces of Nineveh, and the gorgeous rilievos of Persepolis, attest the skill and fancy of the artists of the times Ere Romulus and Remus. From Egypt or Phoenicia the Greeks received the art of engraving, where it had considerably advanced in the time of Homer. Among other uses which are allied to chasing and inlaying, it was employed in delineating maps on metallic plates. Specimens of Etrurian art are also of great antiquity, and we prudently do not enter the arena to settle the questions of precedence so lately revived by the wonderful discoveries of General Di Cesnola, in Cyprus. In the temple of Jupite
n the absence of metal, celts or hammers of stone were used. Mallets and wedges of stone were used in ancient Egypt, and were found in the pyramids of Cheops and Ghizeh. Among other remnants of other centuries, gathered by Mr. Burton in Egypt, he found an old mallet in Thebes; it was in a basket along with drills, bow, chisels, an oil-horn, a saw, and a nail-bag, and had been locked up in a dry and dusty tomb at a time when Greece had not felt the light of science, and centuries before Romulus and Remus. Perhaps the workman had been putting the finishing touch to some of the fittings of the tomb, and accidentally left it inside when the door was closed, as they supposed, forever, or until the shell of the body was revived to receive its old tenant. The successors of the carpenter in the twentieth generation may have suffered from the wrath of Cambyses. a b c d are chisels and drills. c a drill-bow, the leather string lost. f, whorl of the drill. g, saw; h, hone. i, o
nessing of horses in Egypt and Mesopotamia was by a yoke. See har-ness; chariot. A pair of oxen was sufficient for the light implement; and when we read of Elisha, the son of Shaphat, plowing with twelve yoke before him, and he with the twelfth, we are to understand that twelve teams and plows were in the field. The unit of measurement of farming land was the quantity (jugerum) that a yoke (juger) of oxen would plow in a day; and we read of a time centuries before the period assigned to Romulus, that Jonathan and his armor-bearer killed twenty men within as it were half the space which a yoke of oxen might plow in a day. About one hundred and eighty years after the times of the scrimmage over against Micmash, we find Hesiod writing about his farm in Boeotia and farming matters in general. These primitive plows must have been peculiarly inefficient in his land, which he describes as bad in winter, hard in summer, and never good. The enthusiasm about Mount Helicon was and is exot
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
1 Nov 64 $325. Peters, Daniel P. 1 Sep 64 $100. porter, Edward 19 Sep 64. $168. Rome, George B. 3 Sep 64. $237.99. Rutter, Daniel 23 Aug 64 $244.66. Sampson, David H. 16 Jan 65 $325. Sherman, William 3 Sep 64 $237.99. Silvers, William 5 Jan 65 $100. Slaughter, Simon 31 Aug 64 $239.99. Smith, Peter 8 Je 64 $325. Smith, Thomas F. 5 Jan 65 $100. Smith, William A. 1 Sep 64 $239.33. Snowdon, John 2 Feb 65 $243.33. South, Edward 7 Sep 64 $166.66. Stanley, Romulus 31 Oct 64 —— Stevens, George 22 Jly 64 $315.99. Stuart, Latimer 5 Sep 64 $236.66. Thomas, James W. 17 Nov 64 $325. Thompson, William 11 Nov 64 —— Thorne, James P. 26 Aug 64 $325. Tillman, Henry 3 Feb 65 $137.99. Toney, Henry 24 Aug 64 $244.66. Toppin, Elisha 12 Aug 64 $252.66. Walker, Daniel 1 Sep. 64 $289.33. Wallace, Samuel, jr. 26 Jly 64 $325. Washington, George 5 Dec 64. $325. Whipple, George E. 18 Aug 64. $298.66. white, Alexander 1 Feb 65. $325.
ation; twenty-fourth marched via Oxford and Davistown to Blue Ridge, on the Tallapoosa, from thence, on the twenty-fifth, via Arbacorhee and Bowdoin to Carrolton, Georgia; twenty-sixth, marched to and crossed the Chattahoochee; twenty-seventh, via Newman to Flat Shoals, on Flint river; twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth, via Barnesville and Forsyth to Macon. Georgia. During this march he skirmished with Jackson at Trion, whose force he estimated at five thousand; also with Wirt Adams, between Romulus and Northport, who had about two thousand eight hundred men. At Munford's Station, General Hill's brigade, with two pieces of artillery, was encountered, his force scattered, and artillery captured. In conclusion, I submit the following summary statement of arms, prisoners (including those surrendered in Florida), and stores captured; also the number of factories, foundries, and other public works and property destroyed by my division during this campaign: Commanding officers captured
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 2: old Cambridge in three literary epochs (search)
more marked way, a young Harvard graduate, Robert Bartlett of Plymouth, then Latin tutor at the University, who was an occasional member or visitor of the Symposium Club, had taken for his Master of Arts oration in 1839 this daring theme, No good possible but shall one day be real, and had thus boldly turned his searchlight upon the position and prospects of American literature :-- When Horace was affecting to make himself a Greek poet, the genius of his country, the shade of immortal Romulus, stood over him, post mediam noctem visus quum somnia vera, and forbade the perversion. ... Is everything so sterile and pygmy here in New England, that we must all, writers and readers, be forever replenishing ourselves with the mighty wonders of the Old World? Is not the history of this people transcendent in the chronicles of the world for pure, homogeneous sublimity and beauty and richness? Go down some ages of ages from this day, compress the years from the landing of the Pilgrims t
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