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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 2 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 20, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 2 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of the artillery of the army of Western Louisiana, after the battle of Pleasant Hill. (search)
in Cornay's four guns. He also says that the Cricket was struck thirty-eight times with shells and solid shot, and that she and the Juliet and Hindman lost forty-seven killed and wounded. J. L. B. May, 1867. On the morning of the 26th of April two gunboats of the enemy, one an iron plated monitor, supposed to be the Osage, and the other of the class called tin-clad, mounting eight guns and protected by about an inch of iron, were discovered lying near De Loach's Bluff in Red river. Benton's Rifle section, Captain Benton, commanding, and Nettles's Smooth-bore section, Lieutenant Smith, commanding, (Captain Nettles present), supported by Major Williams, with a battalion of sharpshooters, were placed in position and opened fire on the tin-clad, who, after severe punishment, rapidly fled after an engagement of thirty minutes. The iron plated monitor poured a heavy enfilading fire on the artillery and its support, but no attention was paid to it, in obedience to general artille
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's campaign in Mississippi in winter of 1864. (search)
1864. Report of General Ross. Headquarters Texas brigade, I. C. D., Benton, Miss., March 13th, 1864. Captain,--In compliance with your call for a report ouary, I received an order from the Division Commander to take position near Benton, Miss., and was charged with guarding the country west of Big Black river. A few e division east of Pearl river, reached me at the Ponds four miles west of Benton, Miss., February 8th. I moved at once, and travelled as rapidly as my teams wouldrders from General Jackson, I returned again to Yazoo county. Arrived at Benton, Miss., on the 28th, and was about encamping my command at the Ponds, four miles west of Benton, when a squadron of negro cavalry from Yazoo city came in sight, I immediately ordered detachments of the Sixth and Ninth regiments, which happened to o withdraw all our forces, which we did, retiring to our former encampment near Benton. The following morning the enemy all left Yazoo city, evidently anticipating
a and New York, the other from the Pennsylvania society of various religious denominations combined for the abolition of slavery. For report of the debate, see Benton's Abridgment, Vol. I, pp. 201-207 et seq. After full discussion in the House of Representatives, it was determined, with regard to the first-mentioned subject, tdered to be that, when a similar petition was presented two or three years afterward, the clerk of the House was instructed to return it to the petitioner. See Benton's Abridgment, Vol. I, p. 397. In 1807 Congress, availing itself of the very earliest moment at which the constitutional restriction ceased to be operative, phe United States Senate, on the admission of California, August 6, 1850, for a careful and correct account of the compromise. That given in the second chapter of Benton's Thirty Years View is singularly inaccurate; that of Horace Greeley, in his American Conflict, still more so.) This brief retrospect may have sufficed to sho
the State before his slaves would become subject to the emancipation laws; and in the case of a Federal officer, allowing as much more time as his duties required him to remain. New York had the same act, only varying in time, which was nine months. While these two acts were in force, and supported by public opinion, the traveler and sojourner was safe with his slaves in those States, and the same in the other free States. There was no trouble about fugitive slaves in those times.—Note to Benton's Abridgment of Debates, Vol. I, p. 417. In 1850 a more elaborate law was enacted as part of the celebrated compromise of that year. But the very fact that the federal government had taken the matter into its own hands, and provided for its execution by its own officers, afforded a sort of pretext to those states which had now become hostile to this provision of the Constitution, not only to stand aloof, but in some cases to adopt measures (generally known as personal liberty laws) dir
can not be shown that the Constitution is a compact between State governments. The Constitution itself, in its very front, refutes that proposition: it declares that it is ordained and established by the people of the United States. So far from saying that it is established by the governments of the several States, it does not even say that it is established by the people of the several States; but it pronounces that it is established by the people of the United States in the aggregate. Benton's Abridgment, Vol. X, p. 448. Judge Story about the same time began to advance the same theory, but more guardedly and with less rashness of statement. It was not until thirty years after that it attained its full development in the annunciations of sectionists rather than statesmen. Two such may suffice as specimens: Edward Everett, in his address delivered on July 4, 1861, and already referred to, says of the Constitution: That instrument does not purport to be a compact, but
icient energy, a system of works might have been constructed, after General Johnston's assumption of command, at the narrowest part of the neck of land where the rivers flow less than three miles apart, and nearly on a line with Bowling Green and Columbus. These would have given us complete command of the two rivers, and might have been defended by a limited force which could have been rapidly reinforced by boats held ready for the purpose, at Cumberland city, on the Cumberland River, or at Benton, where the Memphis and Louisville Railroad crosses the Tennessee River. Under the circumstances, to prevent the loss of the Tennessee River, by which the whole country (including Columbus) north of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad was turned, and that great line of communication immediately exposed, the only course for General Johnston was to concentrate, at the proper time, at Henry and Donelson, and, for that purpose, to hold his forces and means of transportation well in hand, so as
used is to be worn on the left breast. When charged it is rotated for firing by bringing each cartridge in succession to an open notch in the periphery of the frame. — U. S. Ordnance Memoranda, No. 15, p. 339. Merrill's box is a slot in the top, back of the small of the stock, from which the cartridges are taken by hand and fed to the chamber. Hagner's magazine is a box large enough for three cartridges, open at one end, and situated under the barrel, forward of the trigger-guard. Benton's, Hare's, and Metcalfe's magazine-boxes are detachable blocks containing each a number of cartridges. The blocks fit in the cartridge-box, and when in use are attached to the side of a rifle, near the breech-block, by dovetail or pin fastening. Maga-zine′ fire-arm. One containing a supply of cartridges, which are automatically fed to the chamber at the rear end of the barrel. There are several types. 1. Those in which the magazine is a tube below the barrel, as in the Winchester,
the stuff, the spoke or the cutter being so moved, the one relatively to the other, that the required shape is produced. In the example, the piece is clamped between the dog in the bent lever and the opposite center; the clamp lever is held in position by a support placed under it and upon the bench. The carriage is reciprocated on the ways, beneath the roughing and the finishing cutter, a guide-bar determining the presentation to the cutter, so as to confer the proper shape. See also Benton's patent, March 21, 1854: Olney and Kellogg, January 4, 1859; and Boynton, January 23, 1866. Spoke-pol′ish-ing ma-chine′. A machine for smoothing spokes after turning and before painting. Rouse's machine, July 8, 1873, has a continuous sand-belt moving in a direction contrary to the rotation of the spoke. Several articles are placed in the same frame, which are automatically moved to the sand-belt in succession. See also Woolsey's patent, August 24, 1869. Spoke-set′ter. A ma<
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Mississippi, 1863 (search)
Black River, to Yazoo CityILLINOIS--4th, 5th and 11th Cavalry (Detachments). IOWA--4th Cavalry (Detachment). MISSOURI--10th Cavalry (Detachment). Sept. 27-Oct. 1: Exp. from Corinth into West TennesseeILLINOIS--7th Mounted Infantry. KANSAS--7th Cavalry. Sept. 28: Skirmish, BrownsvilleILLINOIS--4th, 5th and 11th Cavalry (Detachments). IOWA--4th Cavalry (Detachment). MISSOURI--10th Cavalry (Detachment). Sept. 28: Skirmish, CantonMISSOURI--10th Cavalry. Sept. 29: Skirmish, Moore's Ford, near BentonILLINOIS--4th, 5th and 11th Cavalry (Detachments). IOWA--4th Cavalry (Detachment). MISSOURI--10th Cavalry (Detachment). Oct. 3: Skirmish, Forked Deer Creek(No Reports). Oct. 4-17: Operations in North Miss. and West Tenn. against ChalmersILLINOIS--3d, 6th, 7th and 9th Cavalry; 9th Mounted Infantry. KANSAS--7th Cavalry. MICHIGAN--3d Cavalry. MISSOURI--Battery "I" 1st Light Arty. TENNESSEE--6th and 7th Cavalry. Oct. 5: Skirmish, New AlbanyMICHIGAN--3d Cavalry. Union loss, 1 killed. Oct. 5: S
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Mississippi, 1864 (search)
s). April 21: Skirmish, RedboneWISCONSIN--2d Cavalry. Union loss, 1 killed, 6 wounded. Total, 7. April 25: Skirmish, NatchezUNITED STATES--9<*>th Colored Infantry. May 4-21: Exp. from Vicksburg to Yazoo CityILLINOIS--5th and 11th Cavalry (Detachments); Battery "L," 2d Light Arty.; 11th, 46th, 72d, 76th and 124th Infantry. KANSAS--1st Mounted Infantry. OHIO--7th Indpt. Battery Light Arty. UNITED STATES--3d Colored Cavalry. Union loss, 5 killed, 14 wounded. Total, 19. May 7-9: Skirmishes, BentonILLINOIS--5th and 11th Cavalry (Detachments); Battery "L," 2d Light Arty.; 11th, 46th, 72d, 76th and 124th Infantry. KANSAS--1st Mounted Infantry. OHIO--7th Indpt. Battery Light Arty. UNITED STATES--3d Colored Cavalry. May 12: Skirmish, Big Black River BridgeILLINOIS--124th Infantry. May 12: Skirmish, VaughanILLINOIS--11th, 72d and 76th Infantry. May 13: Skirmish, Yazoo CityUNITED STATES--3d Colored Cavalry. May 14: Skirmish, Vaughan StationILLINOIS--11th and 72d Infantry. May 15: Skirmi
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