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  CIVIL WAR GUNBOATS: A HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Island Number Ten was located at a double bend in the Mississippi River, shaped like the capital letter "N", with Island No. 10 at its southeast corner and the town of New Madrid, Missouri at its northwest corner.
The Confederates had batteries on the island and on the east side of the river from the northwest promontory to the shore opposite the island.
The reason that the Union ironclads had more impact lies both in their greater numbers and their greater quality, and the results of these advantages are shown in the Union victories due to ironclads, like Island Number Ten and Memphis, and the lack of Southern victories due to ironclads.
www.civilwarships.com /history.html   (1782 words)

  
 Battle of Rhode Island
Unfortunately a picket of the 2nd Rhode Island, which had established itself to the south near the ocean, was surprised and captured by a British raiding party.
The American battle was formed with Livingston and Tyler on the extreme western and eastern flanks respectively, with Varnum's brigade on the right of the line.
This battalion was commanded by Major Ward, and numbered perhaps as many as 140 men, who behaved as well as any troops who had never before been under fire.
home.comcast.net /~fredra/RhodeIsland.html   (5266 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
RHODE ISLAND, in full, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, one of the New England states of the U.S., bordered on the N and E by Massachusetts, on the S by Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound (arms of the Atlantic Ocean), and on the W by Connecticut.
Among the widespread mammals of Rhode Island are white-tailed deer, beaver, otter, rabbit, raccoon, skunk, squirrel, and woodchuck.
Rhode Island is governed under a constitution adopted in 1842, as amended; this instrument replaced a colonial charter of 1663.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/states/rhodeisland.html   (3488 words)

  
 Boudicca and the Druids: Tacitus
The island fell, and a garrison was established to retain it in subjection.
Detached parties and loose battalions displayed their numbers, in frantic transport bounding with exultation, and so sure of victory, that they placed their wives in wagons at the extremity of the plain, where they might survey the scene of action, and behold the wonders of British valour.
Void of spirit, unprovided with arms, they are not soldiers who come to offer battle; they are bastards, runaways, the refuse of your swords, who have often fled before you, and will again betake themselves to flight when they see the conqueror flaming in the ranks of war.
www.britannia.com /history/docs/tacitus.html   (2341 words)

  
 American Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The one clear Confederate victory in the West was the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee, near the Georgia border, where Bragg, reinforced by the corps of James Longstreet (from Lee's army in the east), defeated Rosecrans despite the heroics of George Henry Thomas and forced him to retreat to Chattanooga, which Bragg then besieged.
Though geographically isolated from the battles to the east, a number of military actions took place in the Trans-Mississippi theater, a region encompassing states and territories to the west of the Mississippi River.
The Battle of Palmito Ranch, fought on May 13, 1865, in the far south of Texas, was the last land battle of the war and ended, ironically, with a Confederate victory.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/A/American-Civil-War.htm   (5074 words)

  
 The Curse of Palmyra Island
Palmyra island's coordinates are 5 degrees, 52 minutes North, 162 degrees, 6 minutes West, placing it near the very center of the Pacific ocean or about 1000 nautical miles south-southwest of Hawaii in the North Pacific Ocean, or about one-half of the way from Hawaii to American Samoa.
The island lies well off of the major shipping lanes for vessels plying the Asian/American run and is geographically perhaps one of the remotest places on earth and one of the last few truly uninhabited islands left in the world.
Ten days later, his body was discovered by some fishermen when the gases from decomposition produced enough buoyancy to float the drum to the surface.
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 Battle of Midway: 4-7 June 1942
The Battle of Midway, fought near the Central Pacific island of Midway, is considered the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific.
Before this battle the Japanese were on the offensive, capturing territory throughout Asia and the Pacific.
Ten days later, on the 19th, seaplane tender (destroyer) USS Ballard (AVD-10) was directed by a PBY to the site where Hiryu crewmen were in the water.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq81-1.htm   (2732 words)

  
 Battle of Bunker Hill
Gage seemed no longer to doubt his ability to put down the rebellion; and yet, to show his moderation, he issued a proclamation, offering a free pardon to all, except Adams and Hancock, who would lay down their arms and return to their allegiance, while those taken in arms were to be put to death.
It is true that the latter had almost exhausted their supply of powder, but this the British did not know; and but for this fact any number of assaults would have resulted as did the first two -- until the British army would have been annihilated.
These figures are given by Frothingham, "Battle of Bunker Hill," pp.17 and 40.
www.usahistory.info /Revolutionary-War/Bunker-Hill.html   (1057 words)

  
 The Battle of Savo Island: August 9th, 1942
Savo Island split The Slot, the body of water between the eastern and the western Solomons, in two lanes of approach.
Covering the northern approach from the west, between Florida Island and Savo Island, was Captain Frederick L. Riefkohl's Task Group 62.3, with heavy cruisers Vincennes, Astoria, and Quincy, and destroyers Wilson and Helm.
As the battle unfolded, further problems reduced Mikawa's line, now merely a loosely connected and very broad bar instead of a neat line, but it was not later than 0220 that all three U.S. cruisers were reduced to swimming wrecks.
www.microworks.net /pacific/battles/savo_island.htm   (4150 words)

  
 The Battle of Lepanto, lepanto, Nafpaktos.com,The Internet Tourist Guide for Nafpaktos and Greece
ccording to naval practice in those days, the moment two rival fleets finally assumed their respective battle formations, the leader of one would fire a piece of artillery as a challenge to fight, and the opponent would answer by firing two cannon to signify that he was ready to give battle.
The whole battle was over by four o'clock that afternoon, even though many of the Christian galleys were still giving chase to the Turkish ships and other solitary escaping Turkish vessels.
Perhaps the most important result of the battle was its effect on men's minds: the victory had ended the myth that the Turks could not be beaten.
www.nafpaktos.com /battle_of_lepanto.htm   (1128 words)

  
 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa: Occult Philosophy. Book II. (part 1)
Hence is borrowed the number of the Elements, hence the courses of times, hence the motion of the Stars, and the revolution of the heaven, and the state of all things subsist by the uniting together of numbers.
Six is the number of perfection, because it is the most perfect in nature, in the whole course of numbers, from one to ten, and it alone is so perfect, that in the collection of its parts it results the same, neither wanting, nor abounding.
The number seaven therefore, because it consists of three, and four, joyns the soul to the body, and the vertue of this number relates to the generation of men, and it causeth man to be received, formed, brought forth, nourished, live, and indeed altogether to subsist.
www.esotericarchives.com /agrippa/agrippa2.htm   (7488 words)

  
 MPIRG > Energy > Nuclear > Prairie Island
The island lies in the Mississippi River, near Red Wing, and is not only home to the nuclear power plant, but the Mdewakanton Dakota Community as well.
After a long and contentious battle in courts and the state legislature, Xcel Energy (then Northern States Power), the owner of the plant, was granted permission to use 17 large steel containers to store the overflow of waste.
With Prairie Island being one of the few places with dry storage containers, that waste may be passed by for storage until a second site is found decades from now.
www.mpirg.org /energy/nuclear/prairieisland   (1113 words)

  
 HyperWar: A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island
On wake Island, a tiny sprung paper-clip in the Pacific between Hawaii and Guam, Marines of the 1st Defense Battalion are starting another day of the backbreaking war preparations that have gone on for weeks.
Throughout the battle, Major Devereux had, as well as he could, kept the island commander informed of the progress of the assault.
As Poindexter and his men trudged toward the airstrip, he saw large numbers of enemy troops emerging from the brush and falling in along the road, confirming his suspicions that the enemy had established itself in force in the region.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USMC/USMC-C-Wake.html   (20145 words)

  
 Island Number Ten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Island Number Ten was the northern outpost of a chain of five forts on the Mississippi River.
Island Number Ten, near Tiptonville, lay in the first of two strange bends at the junction of Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri where the Mississippi River made two bends and flowed north in between.
Tennessee fortified Island No. 10 and Confederates in Missouri fortified New Madrid in the second bend.
web4.ecsis.net /~lmoore/TNGEN/History/lakeis10.html   (282 words)

  
 Description of The Battle of New Madrid and Island No. 10
The earthen works on the Island proper, together with the five shore batteries on the Tennessee side of the river were reinforced with eight infantry regiments, several cavalry squadrons and a full regiment of heavy artillerists.
A daylong artillery battle ensued, and although not terribly bloody, there were total losses on both sides in excess of 100 killed and wounded.
The island was formally surrendered to Foote at 3:45 A.M. on the morning of the 8th.
www.civilwarhome.com /newmadriddescrip.htm   (3385 words)

  
 Report of the Committee
It is not intended here to detail even briefly the operations which resulted in the capture of Island Number Ten, after an unusually severe siege of about six weeks, and after the greater portion of its garrison had evacuated it.
In the same volume, page 795, the official return of the Confederate force upon the island, present for duty, is 2,385 men on the 21st of March, which was seventeen days previous to its capture.
The regiment was, as its number indicates, probably the first regiment formed in the State at the breaking out of the war.
www.geocities.com /ad4os/WI_DIV_SCV/Confederate_Rest/Com_rpt.html   (1403 words)

  
 Professional Football Researchers Association- Pro Football History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In Staten Island, all this was seen as preparation for the visit of the Giants on Thanksgiving Day.
The Giants, who had lost to Green Bay at the Polo Grounds the previous Sunday in a battle of undefeateds, keyed their defense on Ken Strong all afternoon and smothered the Staten Island offense.
The fans stirred up when they spotted Bing Crosby among their number, but the Stapletons quieted them down by winning the contest 7-6, despite completing a paltry two passes for the day.
www.footballresearch.com /articles/frpage.cfm?topic=stapes   (6190 words)

  
 Attu Homepage
Attu, the westernmost Aleutian island, is nearly 1,100 miles from the Alaskan mainland and 750 miles northeast of the northernmost of the Japanese Kurile Islands.
The battle of Attu ended in May 1943 and the Japanese forces on the island were annihilated.
The average rainfall is around 40 to 50 inches throughout the islands, with the heaviest rains in fall and early winter.
www.hlswilliwaw.com /aleutians/attu-homepage.htm   (753 words)

  
 U.S. Navy Battleships - USS Texas (BB 35)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
During her stay in New York, President Woodrow Wilson ordered a number of ships of the Atlantic Fleet to Mexican waters in response to tension created when an overzealous detail of Mexican Federal troops detained an American boat crew at Tampico.
She departed New York on 30 January; arrived at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland on 11 February; and rejoined Division 9, by then known as the 6th Battle Squadron of Britain's Grand Fleet.
In the summer of 1937, she once more was reassigned to the east coast, as the flagship of the Training Detachment, United States Fleet Late in 1938 or early in 1939, the warship became flagship of the newly organized Atlantic Squadron, built around BatDiv 5.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/battleships/texas/bb35-tex.html   (3495 words)

  
 The Internet Classics Archive | The Odyssey by Homer
They set the battle in array near the ships, and the hosts aimed their bronze-shod spears at one another.
They have no laws nor assemblies of the people, but live in caves on the tops of high mountains; each is lord and master in his family, and they take no account of their neighbours.
There are meadows that in some places come right down to the sea shore, well watered and full of luscious grass; grapes would do there excellently; there is level land for ploughing, and it would always yield heavily at harvest time, for the soil is deep.
classics.mit.edu /Homer/odyssey.9.ix.html   (4221 words)

  
 The Anchor - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
While the Rhode Island 9-1-1 emergency system is effective at saving lives and preventing injuries, mobile phones pose challenges to the system.
It takes longer for emergency personnel to pinpoint the caller’s location, and it may even be impossible in some cases if the caller is not familiar with the area they are calling from.
Several Rhode Island College organizations and the Liquid Lounge presented a poetry slam to enlighten students about racial injustice, freedom and diversity in the Student Union Ballroom Wednesday night.
www.anchorweb.org   (1566 words)

  
 The Battle of Valcour Island
The Battle of Valcour was one of the most important battles in the American Revolutionary War.
No battles were fought in Vermont that first year of 1775, although a lot of things were happening around in New England.
The battles at Fort Ticonderoga and Saratoga were fought in New York across the lake.
www.vuhs.org /project/valcour.htm   (1861 words)

  
 The Muster
However, a portion of the island will be open to the public on May 14th for this special occasion, The Muster.
For the past ten years, Smith has conducted an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of Civil War reenactment, or Living History, founded on the belief that historical events gain meaning and relevance when performed live in an open-air, interactive setting.
Emerging from that experience, the Muster on Governors Island is the most complex project she has undertaken thus far, broadening the Civil War metaphor to reflect on current events, and involving potentially hundreds of participants.
www.themuster.com   (2690 words)

  
 Success Stories - Hair Restoration, Hair Replacement - Rhode Island, Massachusetts - Leonard Hair Transplant Associates
Leonard has extensive experience in hair replacement, and has treated a number of satisfied hair restorations patients.
What is even more amazing to me is the fact that when I go back to work (usually 4 days after the procedure; including a weekend), absolutely no one has commented or noticed that I had the procedure.
I have also learned to be very patient in that after each procedure, the final beneficial result is usually not realized until at least 9 or months or so after each procedure.
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 Bolo Boffin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The original poster had this to say about Mary and her children: "Number 9 is obvious, so just skip it." Obvious, indeed.
Yet, as you can see from the previous items in my top ten list, the account of the gospels is in a certain amount of tension with the historical evidence we have of the time period.
He held onto his position for ten years (when the standard term was twelve), but after another violent attack on a Messianic mob in Samaria, Pilate was recalled to Rome in 36 CE.
boloboffin.blogspot.com /2004_02_22_boloboffin_archive.html   (6632 words)

  
 Comics Continuum
But with battle comes lossŠand this loss promises to be the worst he has ever suffered.
It's a battle royal in Star City as Green Arrow and his Team Green join forces with Gotham City's Dark Knight and the Outsiders to take on the robotic menance of the Duke of Oil, the impossibly lethal Drakon, the brutal Brick, and the man pulling everyone's strings: The Riddler.
After a vicious battle with the cyborgs, Siobhan and her friends are taken to Otherworld, where they are immediately divided: half go to a world ruled by magic, and the other half find themselves in a world created by technology.
www.comicscontinuum.com /stories/0502/14/dcmay.htm   (8350 words)

  
 The Fat Man - FAQ's
Along with the Internet, Multimedia will become important in a way that is historically significant, for tremendous numbers of opportunities for, and different and new ways of listening to, creating, and interacting with music.
The speeds at which upshifts occur are right in between the correct numbers for high and low throttle pressures.
The Fat Man created an invading fleet, landed it on the other island, and when his army refused to attack, the entire room burst into laughter.
www.fatman.com /faqs.htm   (6819 words)

  
 Twaintimes Page 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
of Island Number Ten, in the Missippi River, 8 April.
The engagement at Palmito Ranch, Texas, is the last battle of the Civil War
Steamboat Julia explodes her steam drum near Alcatraz Island (5 dead, 11 injured), 30 September.
www.twaintimes.net /page4.htm   (3033 words)

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