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James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The blockade and the cruisers. (search)
addition that steam had made to the number and variety of implements of destruction. Torpedoes, though of more recent introduction than rams, were not wholly new weapons. The idea of the torpedo, first discovered by Bushnell, and developed by Fulton, was rejected by the English Government in 1805, because it was recognized as giving an advantage to a weak navy over a powerful one, and its adoption could only impair the maritime supremacy of Great Britain. On account of this advantage which turn. By dint of using everything it could lay hands on, it got together in the beginning a small and scattered fleet, which had hardly the semblance of a naval force. Six of the revenuecutters came early into its possession. The steam-battery Fulton was seized at Pensacola, and $25,000 were appropriated to complete and equip her. The Merrimac was presently raised at Norfolk, and found to have no serious injury. Encouragement was given to private enterprise, by Davis's immediate adoption of
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Appendix A. (search)
Kittery. VirginiaOn the stocks, Boston. New YorkOn the stocks, Norfolk. 3Sailing-frigatesConstitutionPractice ship, Annapolis. United StatesIn ordinary, Norfolk. ColumbiaIn ordinary, Norfolk. 4Permanent store and receiving vessels (steam).IndependenceMare Island, California. FredoniaValparaiso. FalmouthAspinwall. WarrenPanama. 2Permanent store and receiving vessels (steams)AlleghanyBaltimore. PrincetonPhiladelphia. 1 Screw-frigateFranklinOn the stocks, Kittery. 1Side-wheel vesselFultonIn ordinary, Pensacola. 1Floating battery (steam).StevensUnfinished, Hoboken. — 21 Summary. Class.In commission.Available, but not in commission.Unserviceable.Total. Sailing-vessels: Ships-of-the-line1910 Frigates25310 Sloops11920 Brigs33 Store-ships347 ———————————— Total16181650 ———————————— Steamers: Screw-frigates1517 Screw-sloops, 1st class516 Side-wheel steamers, 1st class.314 Screw-sloops, 2d class88 Side-wheel steamers,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The muster roll [from the Staunton, Va., Vindicator, March 3, 1893.] (search)
arch 21, 1862, died prisoner at Fort Delaware, August, 1864. Bowers, John, March 21, 1862, killed at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862. Bowers, Philip, March 21, 1862, killed at Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862. Clayton, John, March 21, 1862, died summer of 1862. Clayton, Thomas A., March 21, 1862, died since the war. Clayton, William, March 21, 1862, died since the war. Crist, Ezra T., March 21, 1862, living at Middlebrook. Cale, William, March 21, 1862, living at Spotswood. Fulton, William H., March 21, 1862, living at Moffett's Creek. Furr, James H., March 21, 1862, living at Staunton. Huppman, Lewis V., March 21, 1862, living at Parnassus. Hite, John N., March 21, 1862, living at Moffett's Creek. Hite, Samuel P., March 21, 1862, living at Staunton. Lessly, James A., March 21, 1862, living at Buffalo Gap. Lockridge, James, March 21, 1862, died in April, 1862. Lucas George, March 21, 1862, living at Moffett's Creek. Lucas James, March 21, 1862,
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
, and driven them back upon their main body at Unionville. After a sharp engagement in this last-mentioned village, he had repulsed the Confederates in the direction of Shelbyville, inflicting upon them a loss of fifty-two prisoners, and had joined Sheridan on the evening of the 4th at Eagleville. Steedman, on his side, rapidly advancing by way of Triune and Harpeth, had finally overtaken Roddy's brigade of Confederate cavalry at Chapel Hill, near Duck River, a village lying contiguous to Fulton, and forced him to retreat. The Federal line, both on the left and in the centre, had therefore advanced with ease as far as Duck River on the 4th of March. The next day, when Coburn so unexpectedly encountered Van Dorn's corps, Sheridan and Steedman had continued their movements without difficulty. The former had deployed his whole division above Eagleville, only about seven or eight miles from Bolly Hill, where Coburn was to come to his assistance; the latter, making another attack up
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., New Hampshire soldiers in Medford. (search)
add to each marker an American flag and a laurel wreath. In 1900 the stone opposite, which was formerly the doorstone of her home on Fulton street (a name given in her honor to what had been the Stoneham road), was erected and dedicated to Mrs. Fulton. How closely woven have been the interest and history of New Hampshire and Massachusetts from the time they were British provinces to the time of independent statehood! The Rev. Samuel McClintock, Colonels James Reed and Enoch Poor were adicate this boulder, the gift of the S. A. R. of New Hampshire to the memory of those men who gave up their lives for the sake of a noble cause on that never-to-be-forgotten day, on yonder hill, June 17th, 1775; and how fitting that Sarah Bradlee-Fulton should lie in death opposite those to whom she ministered in life, while nearby to both sleeps David Osgood who ministered to her spiritual wants and theirs. Eliza M. Gill. Note.—It is probable that more men were buried in Medford than the t
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 11., Ye olde Meting-House of Meadford. (search)
, Hall road, Medford square, Cradock school, and West Medford R. R. station. The three-quarter mile radius reaches the Brooks Farm building, the site of the Wheeler mill just above Menotomy river, the end of Woburn street at Playstead road, the old mill site on Whitmore brook and also the one on Meeting-house brook, Gravelly brook at Forest street, the Everett school and the Royall House. One mile is just beyond Wear bridge, the farther corner of Oak Grove, Bear meadow, Earl avenue and Fulton street at the Fellsway, Park street, Mystic park and Tufts College. One and a quarter miles would reach the old Powder House in Somerville, and one and a half the so-called Cradock House. With the latter exception, the spot selected for its building was central then. Ye olde meeting-house of Meadford, occupies a peculiar place in the history of the peculiar town, in the fact that the town, by taxation, supported public worship within its walls for seventeen years before the gathering of
team service was established in Boston harbor or but one steamboat had ever been seen there. It is also interesting to note that Morey's patent was signed by the first president, George Washington. A model of Morey's first engine is now at the University of Vermont at Burlington. In the absence of drawings or illustrations it is difficult to explain its operation, but Morey's engine successfully propelled a boat against the current of the Connecticut near his home, fourteen years before Fulton (who had invented no engine) made continuously successful use of steam as motive power on the Hudson. There is a certain fascination in the gleaming steel and rhythmic stroke of a modern steamboat engine; but here was one of a century long gone, when the age of steam was just beginning, designed by a man of the backwoods who had little education or mechanical training; an engine of complicated parts and crude workmanship, which accomplished its purpose, and which (we are told) contained s
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., In another corner of Medford. (search)
ue of the Register notes, and as Medford people recently gone from us have told with pleasant memories. But the investigating, progressive canal agent and manager of those early days had more rapid transit in view. Horses and oxen were too slow and over in England the power of steam had been utilized, while in Scotland it had been used with but little success on a canal. Up in the backwoods of New Hampshire a curious engine had been developed by an unlettered native genius, years before Fulton made his successful experiment on the Hudson. Canal manager Sullivan, with great visions of future inland navigation by canal and river, had a boat equipped with an engine of this pattern; and one day, a century ago, it came to Medford (as documents prove) and later, all the way to the New Hampshire capital. If the Medford boys went swimming at Second beach in those days, we may be sure there was a grand rush to the tow-path beside the river to see the novel sight. Novel it certainly w
Census of Wheeling, Va. --The census returns of the city of Wheeling and Ohio county, Va., give the following results: The population of the county in free is 5,672; slave, 99. Total, 5,741. The city has a free population of 14,283; slaves, 31. Total, 14,314. South Wheeling has a population of 2,640. --Fulton, 312. The population of the whole county and city is 22,595 free and 100 slaves, making a total of 22,695.
Later from Europe.arrival of the Bohemian. Portland, Jan. 30. --The steamship Bohemian, from Liverpool on the 17th, with dates to the 18th via Londonderry, has arrived. The Anglo-Saxon and Fulton had arrived out. It is reported in Paris that a decree will soon be issued, declaring that if Piedmont makes war on Austria, she need not expect French assistance. Great military preparations were progressing in France. The Spanish Government had ordered strict neutrality on the part of its vessels at Gaeta. Naples.--The bombardment of Gaeta is to be resumed on Monday. The Times deprecates the secession movement in America. It says, should a Southern Confederation become the real United States, as far as present and prospective territory is concerned, it is difficult to say whether the connection between New York and New England on the one hand, and Illinois and New England on the other, could long survive a total separation from the South. Commerc
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