Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Gil Blas” in chapter 1 of General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War:
...and, the estimate of the people of Martinsburg at the time.
We overrated each other's strength greatly, as was generally done by the opposing commanders during the war-0probably from the feeling in Gil Blas , which made his antagonist's sword seem d'une longueur excessive.
In a letter, dated July 10th, the President said:
. ... Your letter found me trying by every method to hasten reenforcemen...
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