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H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 12 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 10 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 8 0 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays 4 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 5, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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General had ever done before him, and who was accused by his detractors of undue partiality to that limb of the service, tells us that the art of war cannot be learned by studying systems of war, (he was commenting on Jomini's book at the time, and a scathing commentary it is;) that the best school is the field — and that the next best is the campaigns of certain great Generals whom he enumerates, viz; Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar, in ancient times; in modern times Gustavus Adolphus, Marshal Turenne, Prince Eugene of Savoy, and the Duke of Marlborough, and Frederick the Great. He might have added himself and the Duke of Wellington. It is evident that he thought something more than a mare knowledge of the manner in which heavy artillery was to be managed was requisite to the constitution of a consummate General. He tells us, in another place, that he is the greatest commander who, "with the smallest number of men in the field, can bring the largest number to bea