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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The story of the Arkansas. (search)
Alden) leading. Our plucky men were again at their quarters, and steam was ready, should we be compelled to cast off and take our chances in the stream against both fleets. About that time things looked prettty blue. It is true that we were under the batteries of Vicksburg, but practically we had as well have been a hundred miles from there. The guns were perched on the high hills; they were not provided with sights, and if ever they hit anything it was an accident or the work of one of Brooke's rifles. Not then in position at Vicksburg. This we well knew, and stripped this time for what we supposed would be a death struggle. The sea-going fleet of Farragut was to pass down, drag out and literally mob us; whilst the iron-clad squadron of Davis was to keep the batteries engaged. Down they came, steaming slowly and steadily, and seemed to be on the lookout for us. But they had miscalculated their time. The darkness which partially shrouded them from the view of the army gunner
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Appendix. (search)
. G. Scott. Second Sergt., John S. Massie. Third Sergt., A. S. Watson. Fourth Sergt., W. B. Cross. Sergeant, M. B. Langhorne. Sergeant, C. Christian. Sergeant, James Chalmers. Sergeant, John T. Luckett. Corporal, S. M. Alexander. Corporal, C. V. Donohue. Corporal, F. M. Stone, Privates. Abbott, J. P. Alexander, E. A. Barnes, A. J. Bays, John R. Akers, E. A. Allen, T. W. Barnes, E. F. Berkley, Joseph. Bibb, John R. Bowman, N. B. Boyd, James. Brooke, St. George T. Browning, John. Carnefix, E. M. Clay, D. C. Cox, John C. Cox, Samuel, Crumpton, Robert. Dobyns, Joe. Early, S. H. Edwards, J. T. Eubank, W. E. J. Fariss, J. Flood, Thomas W. Godsey, F. M. Green, John L. Holley, W. E. Ingram, J. R. Jones, J. W. Kefauver, William. Kinnear, George A. Kinnear, William. Lawson, Joe. Leake, F. M. Lewis, John C. Love, A. D. Love, T. H. Luck, Henry, Mays, C. Richard. McC
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
rienced officers also adhered to the brass twelve-pounder howitzer with smooth bore; these cannon, taken from the arsenals or cast since the breaking out of the rebellion, formed an important part of their field artillery. The remainder, with the exception of a few Whitworth guns, was composed of pieces constructed on the Parrott model. The materiel of heavy calibre was more varied; there were to be found all the old smooth-bore brass guns, the Dahlgren howitzers, and the rifled cannon of Brooke and Blakeley. The Brooke guns, so called after their inventor, only differed in one single particular from the Parrott gun: the wrought-iron jacket which enveloped it extended to the muzzle instead of stopping at the trunnions. These guns were rapidly and easily constructed and very cheap. The combination of two metals, one ductile and the other brittle, sometimes caused them to explode, but this defect was not sufficient to cause their condemnation, because, in view of the extraordinar
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
sson, it did not possess, as we have stated, the necessary workshops for building a Monitor, and it saw at once that it must limit itself to making the most of the vessels in its possession. A distinguished officer, late of the Federal navy, Captain Brooke, had proposed to the government the construction of a vessel with inclined sides. He borrowed one-half of Cowper Coles's plan, while the Federals made use of the other half. At the end of June, 1861, he was directed to modify the hull of th. Finally, the armament of the side batteries was composed of eight Dahlgren howitzers of twenty-four centimetres calibre; and four rifled guns of nineteen centimetres calibre were placed at both stern and prow. These pieces, constructed by Captain Brooke, as we have said elsewhere, on the Parrott plan, carried a ball of nearly fifty kilogrammes in weight. We shall be excused for having entered into these details regarding the construction of two vessels destined to make the first trial of
onnecticut settlements, driving their cattle with them. They had a long and difficult journey. November 26, twelve of their number reached Boston after a ten days march, and the 10th of December the ship Rebecka brought back seventy more men and women who had wandered down to the mouth of the river in search of the vessels that were to bring them supplies. October 6, young John Winthrop arrived, commissioned to settle, hold, and govern for one year, the territory of Lords Say, Sele, and Brooke, and others, patentees of Connecticut. He had men, ammunition, and money at his command, and having a small fort at Saybrook, drove off a Dutch vessel sent to defend the Dutch claim to the river. The winter's severity bore heavily upon the emigrants to the new settlements. Many returned, and the Dorchester men alone lost some £ 2000 worth of cattle. The Colonists were increased by 3000 immigrants, So as like an hive of bees overstocked, there was a necessity that some should swarm out
respective gains of Bell and Breckinridge in 82 counties and 5 cities: Breckinridge GainsBell Gains Accomac213Alexandria192 Albemarie82Alleghany46 Amherst250Amelia22 Appomattox150Augusta1562 Barbour191Bath41 Bedford171Berkeley180 Brooke91Botetourt246 Buckingham44Chesterfield654 Caroline360Clarke72 Carroll550Dinwiddie172 Culpeper22Doddridge301 Cumberland45Elizabeth City30 Franklin216Fauquier42 Floyd200Fairfax38 Gloucester184Harrison52 Goochland155Henrico350 Fluvanna120J--Breckinridge 346; Bell 142; Douglas 89. Barbour --587 majority for Breckinridge. Marshall --Bell's majority over Breckinridge 80. Ohio --280 majority for Breckinridge. Hancock --200 majority for Breckinridge Brooke --250 majority for Breckinridge. Shenandoah --Gives Breckinridge a majority of 1,700. Page --Gives Breckinridge 721 majority — Democratic loss 109. Rappahannock --Gives Bell a majority of 120. Culpeper --Officia
below we give the returns of 87 counties, showing Bell's clear majority, so far, to be 580. a telegram from Southwestern Virginia states that thirteen counties, which gave Goggin 700 majority, now go for Breckinridge by 2,700.--this will throw Bell's vote behind, as only two or three of the counties alluded to in the dispatch are given in the following table: Breckinridge Major's Accomac150 Allegheny301 Amherst175 Appomattox341 Barbour587 Brooke250 Caroline211 Charlotte47 Clarke47 Cumberland3 Doddridge204 Fauquier47 Frederick352 Floyd35 Gloucester157 Goochland189 Greene457 Halifax766 Hancock200 Harrison260 Isle of Wight609 King George42 King and Queen255 King William173 Lewis.300 Lunenburg275 Madison750 Mecklenburg471 Northumberland126 Orange48 page796 Prince Edward47 Prince William479 Roanoke80 Shenandoah1440 Tyler100 Warren186 Washington280 Wetzel549 Wythe177 11,943 Bell's majorities Albemarle201 Alexandria446 Amelia
all justice. Young Lt. Pritchard, of the Royal Engineers, also behaved with conspicuous bravery. To Sir Robert Napier and his staff we are chiefly, however, of course, indebted for the success of the day. They were always where they were wanted, and conducted the operations with an amount of coolness and intrepidity that called forth the admiration of all who saw them. Sir Robert Napier had his spyglass struck out of his hand at one shot, and the heel of his boot cut away by another. Lieut. Brooke, his aide-de-camp, was shot through the thigh, and all must have had numerous hairbreadth escapes, for they were greatly exposed. I must not forget to mention, too, the conduct of the Chinese Coolie Corps. A few of them were attached to each regiment to carry stretchers and dhoolies for the wounded. They kept close to their respective regiments throughout the whole day, and never flinched even when they were close under the fort, and subjected to a very heavy fire. I have only to add
The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], The intended evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
for resistance to coercion, declaring secession expedient, complimenting South Carolina, &c., and endorsing the course of their delegate in the Convention. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Committee appointed. The President announced the following committee to audit expenses incurred before the organization of the Convention, under a resolution adopted yesterday: Messrs. Macfarland, Cox of Chesterfield, and Leake. Anti-secession resolution. Mr. Tarr, of Brooke, offered the following: whereas a number of the Southern States of the Union having seceded therefrom, and an attempt to retake the forts and other property of the United States now in possession of said States, by the Federal Government, in the present critical condition of the country, would, it is believed, seriously endanger the peaceful relations now existing between the remaining Southern States and the General Government itself; and will secede. If it does not produce, civil wa
w herself upon her reserved rights." Mr. Wilson, in advocating this amendment, said his understanding of the views of his constituents was very different from that of his colleague, (Mr. Carlile.) The amendment was rejected. Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, moved to amend the 11th resolution by striking out the words "positions assumed in the foregoing resolutions, and the," Mr. Willey briefly advocated the adoption of this amendment, and it was agreed to — ayes 76; noes 37. Mr. Taer, of Brooke, moved to amend the 11th resolution by striking out all of the latter clause--"And in the event that this Commonwealth fails to obtain satisfactory responses to her requests, from the non-slaveholding States, she will feel compelled to resume the powers granted by her under the Constitution of the United States, and to throw herself upon her reserved rights." This being regarded as a test question, the yeas and nays were demanded, and the Committee refused to strike out, by the followin
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