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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 21 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 14 6 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 5: Forts and Artillery. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 5 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 2 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 2 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arsenals. (search)
Arsenals. In 1901, arsenals, armories, and ordnance depots were established at the following places: Arsenals--Allegheny, Pa.; Augusta, Ga.; Benicia, Cal.; Columbia, Tenn.; Fort Monroe, Va.; Frankford, Pa.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Kennebec (Augusta), Me.; New York (Governor's Island), N. Y.; Rock Island, Ill.; San Antonio, Tex.; Watertown, Mass.; and Watervliet, N. Y. Armory--Springfield, Mass. Powder Depots--St. Louis, Mo., and Dover, N. J. Ordnance Proving Ground--Sandy Hook (Fort Hancock), N. J.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, (search)
enbarrel Gatling discharges 1,200 shots a minute; range, 3,000 yds.; invented in 1861. S. B. Dean, of South Boston Iron Company, patents a process of rough boring bronze guns and forcibly expanding the bore to its finished size by means of mandrels, 1869. Pneumatic dynamite torpedo-gun built and mounted at Fort Lafayette (founded on invention of D. M. Mefford, of Ohio), 1885. Congress makes an appropriation for the establishment of a plant for gunmaking at the Watervliet arsenal, West Troy, 1889. Manufacture of heavy ordnance begun at the Washington navy-yard, 1890. Hotchkiss gun, English make, five barrels, revolving around a common axis, placed upon block weighing about 386 tons, fires thirty rounds a minute; adopted by the United States in 1891. Automatic rapid-firing gun, invented by John and Matthew Browning, of Ogden, Utah; firing 400 shots in one minute and forty-nine seconds; adopted by the United States in 1896. Zalinski's dynamite gun, calibre 15 ins.;
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Floyd, John Buchanan 1807- (search)
War. While in the cabinet, he was detected, by a committee of the House of Representatives, in the act of stripping the Northern arsenals of arms and ammunition and filling those of the South with those munitions of war. As early as Dec. 29, 1859, a year before, according to the report of the committee, he had ordered the transfer of 65,000 percussion muskets, 40,000 muskets altered to percussion, and 10,000 percussion rifles from the armory at Springfield, Mass., and the arsenals at Watervliet, N. Y., and Watertown, Mass., to the arsenals at Fayetteville, N. C., Charleston, S. C., Augusta, Ga., Mount Vernon, Ala., and Baton Rouge, La.; and these were distributed in the spring of 1860, before the meeting of the Democratic Convention at Charleston. Eleven days after the issuing of the above order by Floyd, Jefferson Davis introduced, Jan. 9, 1860, into the national Senate a bill to authorize the sale of public arms to the several States and Territories, and to regulate the appoint
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Ann 1736-1784 (search)
human depravity, and resumed her maiden name of Lee. She came to America with some followers in 1774, and in 1776 they established themselves at Niskayuna, near Watervliet, where she was the recognized leader of the sect. Being opposed to war, she was suspected of being a British emissary, and, being charged with high treason, was imprisoned at Albany and Poughkeepsie until released by Governor Clinton in 1777, when she returned to Watervliet, and there her followers greatly increased. During a religious revival in New Lebanon (since in Columbia county, N. Y.) in 1780 many persons were converted to the doctrines of Ann Lee, and the now flourishing Societ followers made missionary tours into New England with considerable success from 1781 to 1783, and so greatly were her spiritual gifts manifested that she was acknowledged a mother in Christ —the incarnation of the feminine essence of God. She was called Mother Ann and Ann the word. She died in Watervliet, N. Y., Sept. 8, 178
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe 1793-1864 (search)
Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe 1793-1864 Ethnologist; born in Watervliet, N. Y., March 28, 1793. His ancestor who first settled in America was a school-teacher named Calcraft, and he was popularly named Schoolcraft. Henry studied chemistry and mineralogy in Union College in 1807-8. In 1817-18 he took a scientific tour in the West, and made a fine mineralogical and geological collection, publishing, in 1819, A view of the lead mines of Missouri, which was enlarged and published (1853) under the title of Scenes and adventures in the semi-alpine regions of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas. In 1820 he was geologist of an exploring expedition under General Cass to the Lake Superior copper region. He was also on a commission to treat with the Indians at Chicago. In 1823 he was made Indian agent at the Falls of St. Mary, and afterwards at Mackinaw, where he married a granddaughter of an Indian chief. He founded the Historical Society of Michigan in 1828; the Algic Society,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stanford, Leland 1824-1893 (search)
Stanford, Leland 1824-1893 Philanthropist; born in Watervliet, N. Y., March 9, 1824; received a common school education; was admitted to the bar in 1849; and practised in Port Washington, Wis., till 1852, when he removed to California and engaged in gold-mining. In 1856 he settled in San Francisco, where he established a commercial house and acquired a large fortune. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; governor of California in 1861; became interested in the construction of railroads and the development of the agricultural and manufacturing industries of California; was United States Senator in 1885-91; and founded, with his wife, the Leland Stanford, Jr., University, as a memorial of their only son. Senator Stanford was chairman of the committee on public buildings and grounds, and a member of the committees on civil service and retrenchment, education and labor, fisheries, and naval affairs. He died in Palo Alto, Cal., June 20, 1893. The univer
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
treasurers of the United Colonies ......July 29, 1775 Peyton Randolph died at Philadelphia......Oct. 22, 1775 Thomas Paine publishes Common sense......Jan. 8, 1776 General Thomas died of small-pox at Chambly......June 2, 1776 Committee appointed by Congress to draw up a Declaration of Independence......June 11, 1776 Engrossed declaration signed by fifty-four delegates......Aug. 2, 1776 First society of Shakers in the United Colonies reach New York, 1774, and settle at Watervliet, N. Y.......September, 1776 Second Continental Congress (Philadelphia) adjourns; 582 days session......Dec. 12, 1776 Third Continental Congress meets at Baltimore, Md.......Dec. 20, 1776 [John Hancock, president.] Voted in Congress that an authentic copy, with names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, be sent to each of the United States ......Jan. 20, 1777 Third Continental Congress (Baltimore) adjourns; seventy-five days session......March 4, 1777 Four
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Watervliet, (search)
Watervliet, A city in Albany county, N. Y., formerly the village of West Troy; on the Hudson River opposite the city of Troy. The city has large commercial interests by reason of its location at the head of navigation on the river and at an entrance of the Erie and Champlain canals into the river, and its direct communication by river and canals with lakes Champlain, Erie, and Ontario. It is best known, however, as the seat of an extensive arsenal, established by the United States government in 1807, and comprising one of the largest plants in existence for the manufacture of heavy ordnance, and shot, shell, and mounts therefor. The arsenal and the large stone magazines for powder and ammunition are within a reservation of about 110 acres of ground, which is bisected by the Erie Canal. This arsenal was kept busy during the Mexican and Civil wars in preparing the heaviest kinds of war material, and in recent years has been noted for its production of the improved ordnance prov