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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
pots for immediate transportation. After peace was restored he resumed engineering in Kentucky, was chief engineer of the Louisville, Cincinnati and Lexington railroad, built the Short Line to Cincinnati, was city engineer of Louisville, and from 1871 was chief engineer of the Lexington and Big Sandy railroad until his death, which occurred in West Virginia, April 7, 1880. Josiah Gorgas Josiah Gorgas, distinguished as chief of ordnance of the Confederate States, was born in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1818. He was graduated at West Point as No. 6 in the class of 1841, and was assigned to the ordnance department of the United States army. In 1845-46 he was in Europe on leave of absence for the study of his profession in foreign lands, and in the year following his return he went into active service in the Mexican war. March 3, 1847, he was promoted firstlieu-tenant. He served with distinction in the siege of Vera Cruz and was subsequently in charge of the ordnance d
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A sketch of the life of General Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance of the Confederate States. (search)
c. This fact will be recognized by those best acquainted with him, as entirely consonant with his character. His energy, activity, and great ability impressed all persons who were brought into intercourse with him, and they knew and felt his power. With the general public he was shrinking and modest to the last degree, so that his name was not discussed, and his wonderful capacity was not seen nor felt, except in the active discharge of his duties. General Gorgas was born in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, on the 1st day of July, 1818, and entered the United States Military Academy at West Point on the 1st of July, 1837, and graduated No. 6 in the class of 1841. His rank in his class entitled him to position in the Engineer or Ordnance Departments, and he was immediately placed on duty as an ordnance officer, and served as such until 1845, when leave of absence was granted to him in order that he might go to Europe to pursue his profession there, and examine the arsenals and arms
Burglars in high life. --We learn from the Carlisle (Pa.) papers that several students in Dickinson College have, for some time past, been playing the part of burglars in that town, and operated quite extensively. The American Volunteer speaks of the detection and exposure of the "upper ten" burglars, and the mod us operandi by which they obtained supplies of jewelry, cigars and tobacco, pistols and knives, and other "luxuries." One of the burglarious gang is the son of a prominent and highly respectable citizen of Dauphin county, and another belongs to an aristocratic Carlisle family.
Corporal C. W. Keefer, Co. K, Monticello, Indiana. Privates.--John Helson, Co. C, Marshall co., Ind.; J. W. Sparks, Co. I, Indianapolis, Ind.; John H. Andrews, Co. H, Rossville, Ill.; Robt. Inglis, Co. C, Marshall co., Ind.; F. F. B. Persons, Co. H, Hamilton co., Ind.; Elias Oxford, Co. H, Vermillion co., Ind.; G. W. Clark, Co. C. Marshall co., Ind.; Hiram Hyde, Co. I, Valparaiso, Ind.; Van Hinds, Co. K, White co., Ind.; Abel Oblenis, Co. C, Marshall co., Ind.; John Jones, Co. I, Dauphin co., Penn.; Jas. A. Meek, Co. H, Wabash co., Ind.; Michael Casper, Co. K, Jasper co., Ind.; John Musteo, Co. I, Switzerland; Noah Kelly, Co. K, White co., Ind.; J. A. Camingone, Co. F, Logansport, Ind.; W. P. Wendel, Co. H, Manchester Ind.; H. C. Wilkerson, Co. F, Logansport, Ind.; Jacob Rice, Co. I, Michigan City, Ind.; J. B. Smith, Co. K, White co., Ind.; F. B. Sackett, Co. H, Van Buren co., Ind.; J. C. Kerns, Co. H, Logansport, Ind.; H. Watson, sutler's clerk, Wabash co., Ind.; Wm. Vagel, cook
carried, and told Downey that he was prepared to defend himself; whereupon Downey drew a knife and stabbed Saunders in the threat, the blood gushing freely. By that time a crowed had attracted by the noise. Downey was arrested and taken before Alderman Kline, where, I believe, the above facts were elicited. Saunders was taken to the residence of a physician, where he lies in a critical condition, his life being despaired of. Downey is now in prison. committed for a hearing in the Dauphin County Court. He is dressed in plan, coarse clothing, and has the looks of a rough Western of Southern man, and I understand is from Baltimore, some say New York. A Yankee Abroad giving the effect of the proclamation. The New York Worldsays the following in an extract from a letters written by an American gentleman of the highest character and positions, now resident in Europe, always unwavering in his devotion to the Government and hitherto a faithful supporter of the administration