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  • The war broke out and he enlisted as a gob and polished brass in the Charleston Navy-yard for a year.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • Navy-yard and the camp of the soldier, at the head-quarters of the officers of marines, and at the ever-lovely Governor's Island.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • Fort Stanton -- glancing beyond the Navy-yard and the shot-battered monitors that lie there, across Greenleaf's Point and the Arsenal, made tragic by the death of many a British soldier and of the Lincoln-Seward assassins half a century later -- overlooking the wharves of Washington and dimly descrying the masts at Georgetown, now sees a traffic that has earned a consideration it has not received.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873

  • He should cross the Anacostia River at the Navy-yard, climb the heights behind the village of Uniontown, be careful to find exactly the right path, and seat himself on the parapet of old Fort Stanton.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873

  • The war broke out and he enlisted as a gob and polished brass in the Charleston Navy-yard for a year.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • Then, by way of variety, he went North and polished brass in the Brooklyn Navy-yard for a year.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • United States; you will sit in that other room until the office is closed for to-day, and then you will be led over to the Navy-yard and put into a uniform, and from that time on for three years you will have a number, the same number as the one on your musket.

    Van Bibber and Others

  • Then he would not trust the order to the commandant, who might have delayed its execution, but sent it to an agent of his own in the Navy-yard, who saw that the thing was done.

    Cambridge Sketches

  • It is within the domain of civil-service reform inasmuch as workmen are employed through a board of labor selected at each navy-yard and are given work without reference to politics and in the order of their application, preference, however, being given to Army and Navy veterans and those having former navy-yard experience.

    A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 8, part 2: Grover Cleveland

  • The Merrimac was formerly the United States 'frigate of that name, which was scuttled and sunk at the Norfolk Navy-yard at the commencement of the rebellion by the officers of the Union Government to prevent her falling into the hands of the Confederates.

    The American Iron-Clad Vessels

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