Your search returned 425 results in 211 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ...
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A reminiscence of Sharpsburg. (search)
enth Mississippi, had been killed the night before, in a heavy skirmish on this same ground. The Lieutenant-Colonel, Butler, and the Major (name forgotten) both mortally wounded and left on the field. Colonel Stone, of the Second Mississippi, now governor of Mississippi; upper lip shot away, unable to talk, and yet only going to the rear under the positive orders of Colonel Law, Lieutenant-Colonel (name forgotten) left arm shattered, yet insisting on staying, until ordered to the rear. Major Blair shot in the throat, with a buckshot against the windpipe, unable to talk, yet wanted to remain, but ordered to the rear. These 700 were formed into two regiments, one of which was deployed as skirmishers, behind a breastwork of rails made the morning before, along the Hagerstown pike; the other was held in reserve about one hundred yards in rear. After the Federals had shelled the woods furiously, they moved up in force, slowly and timidly, on the little handful of men holding them, sup
treating crude ores by fluorides and oxides. The Ellershausen process consists in the conversion of crude cast-iron into wrought-iron by the admixture of granulated iron ore, a layer of molten iron, and a sprinkling of powdered ore, alternating in molds. These blooms are put in a reverberatory, puddled, squeezed, and rolled. Bessemer has patented in England a mode of applying to the decarbonization of iron, nitrates, chlorates, and other salts, which evolve oxygen when heated. By Blair's process, patents Nos. 126, 923, 924, 925, of 1872, the oxides of iron are subjected, in contact with solid carbon for a certain time, to a uniform red heat, the access of other oxygen during the process being prevented. By this means the oxygen leaves the iron and unites with the carbon, passing off in a gaseous state, while the iron remains, being reduced to a metallic state as iron sponge. The metallic iron thus obtained is, however, in a very sensitive condition while hot, and in that
and holding greasy substances and repelling water. See photolithography. Mr. Joseph Dixon published this fact in April, 1854, and to him is due the credit of priority, but Poitevin first gave it vitality and practical importance. Many experimenters followed M. Poitevin. The most marked improvement on his crude and unsatisfactory methods was practically made by M. Fargier, who exposed from the back of the film, and not from the face, as Poitevin did. He acted on suggestions made by Mr. Blair and others, who pointed out the fact that the depth to which the change to insolubility penetrated into a film or coating sensitized with bichromate depended upon the intensity of the actinic action, and when such change was superficial only, as it must be for the lighter shadows of a photograph, a subsequent washing from the face will inevitably undermine and destroy them. Mr. Swan of Newcastle-on-Tyne made very valuable changes and improvements in M. Fargier's method, which latter, wh
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
pelousas and Barre Landing October 21 (Co. F ). Company I at New Iberia till January 5, 1864, then reported to Gen. Lee as escort. Companies ordered to Illinois on Veteran furlough February 11, and rejoined Regiment at Helena, Ark. Company H --formerly Kane County Cavalry Company (which see)--served detached. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd (Cavalry) Division, District Eastern Arkansas, Dept. Tennessee, December, 1862. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition to January, 1863. Headquarters Gen. Blair, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1863. Headquarters Arkansas Expedition to January, 1864. Participated in Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862-January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Fort Hindman January 10-11. Reconnoissance toward White River and St. Charles January 13. Moved to Young's Point, La. Duty there and at Milliken's Bend, operating against Vicksburg, Miss.
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
one of our men (J. K. Hitner, Rockbridge Battery) always kept them on hand; so did I. One winter I had a library of books, which I gathered from different places, mostly religious; it comprised about fifty volumes. Upwards of one hundred religious papers were received a week; perhaps one hundred and fifty. Colonel J. T. Brown (our colonel until January, 1864,) was a sincerely pious member of the Episcopal Church; Colonel R. A. Hardaway, of the Methodist; Captains Smith and Dance, Lieutenants Blair, Read, Cunningham, Bagby, were active Christians. The gallant Colonel R. M. Stribbling experienced a change of heart, I hope, while major of our battalion; soon after he left us to take command of General Dearring's old battalion, he made a public profession of religion. Our officers, without a single exception, upheld my hands in every way possible. Our quarter-master (Captain Christian) used to lend me his wagons to haul logs to build our chapels. We built one each winter of my c
lful direction of her beloved teachers, she seemed to absorb knowledge with every sense. She herself writes: Much of the training and inspiration of my early days consisted not in the things that I was supposed to be studying, but in hearing, while seated unnoticed at my desk, the conversation of Mr. Brace with the older classes. There, from hour to hour, I listened with eager ears to historical criticisms and discussions, or to recitations in such works as Paley's Moral Philosophy, Blair's Rhetoric, Allison on Taste, all full of most awakening suggestions to my thoughts. Mr. Brace exceeded all teachers I ever knew in the faculty of teaching composition. The constant excitement in which he kept the minds of his pupils, the wide and varied regions of thought into which he led them, formed a preparation for composition, the main requisite for which is to have something which one feels interested to say. In her tenth year Harriet began what to her was the fascinating wo
poses female delegates at World's Convention, 372, favors anti-pro-slavery-church resolutions, 380; speaks at meeting of British and Foreign A. S. S., 382, 383, at S. Gurney's, 387; discredits G. in England, 431; return to U. S., 431; vote for President, 428, 436. Black, Adam [1784-1874], publisher of Quarterly Review, 2.395, at breakfast to G., 397. Blagden, George Washington, Rev. [d. 1884, aged 83], pro-slavery, 2.105, succeeded by Fitch, 136, charged with slaveholding, 137, 163. Blair, James [d. 1834], 1.303. Blake, George, 2.103. Blanchard, Abijah, Rev., 1.278. Blanchard, Joshua P. [d. 1868, aged 86], conservative peace man, 2.226, on business com. of Peace Convention, 227; repudiates Non-Resistance Soc., 242. Bond, George, 2.189. Borden, Nathaniel B. [b. Fall River, Mass., Apr. 15, 1801; d. there Apr. 10, 1865], on Third Party, 2.31, reflection opposed by it, 436, 437.— Letters to G., and F. Jackson, 2.311. Borthwick, Peter, 1.356. Boston (Mass.), G.'s fir
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 19 (search)
nation of mixed races, or as black republics, the Gulf States will gravitate back to us free. The South cannot make war on any one. Suppose the fifteen States hang together a year,--which is almost an impossibility,-- 1st. They have given bonds in two thousand millions of dollars — the value of their slaves — to keep the peace. 2d. They will have enough to do to attend to the irrepressible conflict at home. Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, will be their Massachusetts; Winter Davis, Blair, and Cassius Clay, their Seward and Garrison. 3d. The Gulf States will monopolize all the offices. A man must have Gulf principles to belong to a healthy party. Under such a lead, disfranchised Virginia, in opposition, will not have much heart to attack Pennsylvania. 4th. The census shows that the Border States are pushing their slaves South. Fear of their free Northern neighbors will quicken the process, and so widen the breach between Gulf and Border States by making one consta
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 26 (search)
the men who are to shape the policy and guide the thunderbolts of the government. [Applause.] The cook takes an onion and peels off layer after layer till she gets to the sweet, sound vegetable. So you will have to peel off Seward and Halleck, Blair and Chase [laughter], till you get to the sound national element of civil and military purpose, the earnest belief, the single-hearted, intense devotion to victory, the entire belief in justice, which can cope with Stonewall Jackson. [Applause.]s proved its own incapacity,--written Ichabod on its own brow. Judging by the past, whose will and wit can we trust? None of them,--I am utterly impartial,--neither President nor Cabinet nor Senate. Peel off Seward, peel off Halleck, peel off Blair, peel off Sumner,--yes, Massachusetts Senators as well as others. No, I will not say peel off our Massachusetts Senators; but I will say their recent action has very materially lessened my confidence in their intelligence and fidelity. I will t
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 9: organization: New-England Anti-slavery Society.—Thoughts on colonization.—1832. (search)
purporting to come from its British membership, and supported and forwarded by the same Cresson, asking national aid for the Society, was presented in the House of Lib. 2.59; Niles Register, 42.97, 98. Representatives; but in this the Society overreached itself. Polk, of Tennessee, denounced it as the first foreign effort to Lib. 2.61. intermeddle with the subject of slavery in Congress, and as an act of impertinence; and its reading was opposed by all the Southern members except General Blair, of South Carolina, who professed entire indifference. A disposition to tamper with the slave question had been manifested, and he cared not how soon gentlemen played the game out. . . . He could tell gentlemen that when they moved that question seriously, they from the South would meet it elsewhere. It would not be disputed in that House but in the open field, where powder and cannon would be their orators, and their arguments lead and steel. The memorial was withdrawn, and the Soci
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ...