Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Wellington” in chapter 14, page 177 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
... waste the country on the border, so as to prevent its furnishing any shelter or subsistence to these bands of murderers.
Such measures are within the recognized laws of war; they were adopted by Wellington in Portugal, and by the Russian armies in the campaign of 1812, but they should be adopted only in case of overrunning necessity.
The execution of General Schofield's order on this subject has been...
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