Forts and artillery (Google eBook)

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Page 134 - ... as it was pushed on by those behind, appeared to melt away or sink into the earth, for though continually moving it got no nearer. Acting Brigadier-General John T. Wilder, of the Army of the Cumberland, in command of a brigade of mounted infantry armed with this rifle, wrote on the 28th of November...
Page 40 - ... and the failure of Rodes to co-operate with Early, caused the attack to miscarry. The cannoneers of the two batteries so summarily ousted, rallied and recovered their guns by a vigorous attack — with pistols by those who had them, by others with handspikes, rammers, stones, and even fence-rails— the 'Dutchmen' showing that they were in no way inferior to their 'Yankee' comrades who had been taunting them ever since Chancellorsville.
Page 166 - ... supply would be exhausted, and the armies rendered useless unless other sources of supply could be obtained. No reliance could be placed on the supply from abroad, though large orders were forwarded, so stringent was the blockade; of course, the knowledge of this scarcity of copper was not made public. In this emergency, it was concluded to render available, if possible, some of the copper, turpentine and apple-brandy stills which still existed in North Carolina in large numbers.
Page 147 - N., long. 80° 50' 31" W. In the Civil War it was occupied by the United States forces, under command of Brigadier-General Sherman, 28 Nov. 1861 and batteries were subsequently erected on it and the adjacent islands, for the reduction of Fort Pulaski at the mouth of the Savannah River, commanded by Colonel Olmstead of the Confederate army. The bombardment began on the morning of 10 April 1862 from 11 batteries, between 1,500 and 3,000 yards from the fort, mounting 20 guns and 16 mortars, and the...
Page 277 - He was a graduate of the United States Military Academy in the class of 1835.
Page 100 - Provided further, That no part of the sum hereby appropriated shall be used in the purchase of any such records that may be discovered either in the hands of private owners or in public depositories. 'Approved, March 2, 1912.
Page 80 - how long can we hold out here?" I replied: "Ten days. General, and within that time the North will come down to us." "How will they come? The route through Baltimore is cut off." "They will come by all routes. They will come between the capes of Virginia, up through Chesapeake Bay, and by the Potomac. They will come, if necessary, from Pennsylvania through Maryland directly to us ; and they will come through Baltimore...
Page 248 - ... miles. Early, after his success at Monocacy, moved directly upon the defences of Washington, between the Potomac and the Eastern Branch. (See plan No. 1.) Colonel Alexander, of the corps of engineers, was the only officer of the corps whose personal attention could be given to these defences. Colonel Woodruff and Major Kurtz, of the corps of engineers, and assistants of the Chief Engineer, were first ordered to these defences. Subsequently all the officers on the sea-coast, north and east of...
Page 84 - ... positions chosen, that concentration for defense at any one of the three is made easy. The field battery can move rapidly toward any outpost where heavy firing shall indicate that the attack is there serious, and with the aid of this battery the retreat from that point can be made slowly enough to give time for concentration on that line of the outlying companies in positions not threatened. In case a sharp resistance outside the city may fail to prevent an advance of the enemy, we can occupy...
Page 67 - General, it cannot be done with fifty guns and the troops you have near here.

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