The Science and Art of the Manufacture of Portland Cement, with Observations on Some of Its Constructive Applications

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 226 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 Excerpt: ...troops, successfully effected at the distance of hundreds of leagues along the coast, the embarkation and disembarkation of the Army of the Potomac, of those of Burnside, Butler, and Sherman, with all their supplies and materiel of the heaviest calibre, prove that the most difficult and extensive operations can be seriously undertaken by an army, as well as seconded on all the navigable waters. At this time an entire fleet of vessels, identical with the Monitor, is in course of construction in the various ship-yards of the North, without reckoning a great number of others on different models. When Amongst other variations from tho system of Capt. Ericcson, is these different vessels shall have taken the sea, that is to say, in a few months only, the United States will possess, for the moment, the greatest military naval force in the world, and will be able to exercise sovereign control over their waters. I have it from a very experienced and impartial seaman, that the famous Warrior, or her rival La Gloire, would find themselves at a disadvantage against a single Monitor. In return, those vessels are more suitable, it is true, for distant navigation. In the course of this year, nine new Monitors, constructed under the direction of Capt. Ericcson, ought to be launched, to wit: the Montauk, the Catskill, and the Passaic, in course of construction at Green Point, New York; the Sangamon and Lehigh, in construction at Chester, Pennsylvania; the Nantucket and the Nahant, in construction at Boston; the Weehawken, in construction at Jersey City; and the Patapsco, in construction at Wilmington, Delaware. At the commencement of the year 1863, the military marine of the North should reckon fifty mailed vessels, on different systems and of different strength. The South...

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