Statistics for occurrence #1 of “France” in chapter 44 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:
... a place that should have been held, if at all, with not over 25,000 men — an army of 180,000, because it contained, the excuse was, an accumulation of stores.
With all the resources of rich France to draw upon, I cannot conceive that this excuse was sincere; on the contrary, I think that the movement of Bazaine must have been inspired by Napoleon with a view to the maintenance of his dynasty r...
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