Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Chalons” in chapter 44 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:
...,000; the next was Bazaine's fixing upon Metz as his base, and stupidly putting himself in position to be driven back to it, when there was no possible obstacle to his joining forces with MacMahon at Chalons ; while the third and greatest blunder of all was MacMahon's move to relieve Metz, trying to slip 140,000 men along the Belgian frontier.
Indeed, it is exasperating and sickening to think of all thi...
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