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Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 20: (search)
afford us any information as to the enemy's strength and their intentions; but, observing how small comparatively were our numbers, he said, with a shrug of his shoulders, Gentlemen, I can only give you one piece of advice — that is, to try and make your escape as quickly as possible; if not, your capture by the large army in front of you is a certainty. I replied, laughing, That we preferred to wait a little while yet, and that it was our habit always to fight before retreating. Our brave Belge, with great earnestness, claimed his neutral privileges, and exhibited a profound disinclination to be sent as a captive to Richmond; but, being taken in full Yankee uniform, no exception could be made in his case, and accordingly he was eventually sent, with other prisoners, to that objectionable locality, there to await his regular exchange. Hour after hour passed away in this trying state of uncertainty, until at last, towards mid-day, the fog cleared away, and we were enabled to disc
Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army., Example of a battle of the offensive defense: battle of Austerlitz, December 2, 1805. (search)
e different attacks and dealt the final blow. Wellington has assembled near his center whatever men he could spare from his right and left wings. His loss, at this moment, amounted to 18,000 men killed and disabled; nearly half this number had deserted, or were employed ,carrying away the wounded. Ney attacked the English line so vigorously with his exhausted troops that it was much shaken; the whole of the second line was put in the first, and two fresh divisions, Chasse and division Belge, came forward to support the center. It was six o'clock; the army corps of Pirsch I. had entered the battle-field, and repulsed the French right wing near Papelotte. Ziethen's army corps had arrived on the left of Planchenois, and, with Bulow, attacked this village. Napoleon, unaware of these facts, wished to strike the last blow. With one division of the Old Guard, all that was left for reserve, he arranged the attack on the left side of the main road; Ney and Reille were to assembl
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., Chapter 11: army organization.—Artillery.—Its history and organization, with a brief Notice of the different kinds of Ordnance, the Manufacture of Projectiles, &c. (search)
ar PeretsdorfF.) Grewenitz. Supplement au dictionnaire d'artillerie. Cotty. Memoir on Gunpowder. Braddock. Manuel de l'armurier. Paulin-Desormeaux. Journal des armes speciales. Cours sur le service des officers dans les fonderies. Serres. Experiences sur la fabrication et la duree des bouches à feu en fer et bronze, (traduit de l'allemand par Peretsdorff.) Meyer. Applications du fer aux constructions de l'artillerie. Thierry. Aide-Memoire d'art militaire. Lebas. Memorial à l'usage de l'armee Belge. Instructions and Regulations for the service and management of heavy ordnance in the British service. Experiences sur les principes du tir, faites à Metz, en 1834. Traite d'artillerie theorique et pralique. Robert. Aide-Memoire & grave;l'usage des officiers d'artillerie, (avec approbation du comite d'artillerie.) Manuel d'artillerie à l'usage des officers de la Republique Helvetique. Bonaparte, (Napoleon Louis.) Experiences comparatives entre des bouches & grave;feu en fonte de fer, d'origi
continued, General Butler being determined to push matters vigorously. General Weitzel quickly got his batteries, Follett's, Company D, Fourth United States, and Belge's, Company F, First Rhode Island, into position, using the embrasures from this side the enemy's intrenchments to fire through. A ride along the centre and right escaped a wound, though none were seriously hurt. Fifteen of the gunners were killed. By great efforts the artillerists brought off the limbers and caissons. Belge's First Rhode Island battery, famous all along the coast, for the first time lost a gun — a twelve-pounder brass field piece. Captain Belge is reported wounded inCaptain Belge is reported wounded in the leg, and a prisoner. The loss of the battery was heavy. Hawley's and Barton's brigades, of Terry's division, Tenth corps, did the hardest fighting on the left of our line. Both organizations suffered severely. We took in all about two hundred rebels prisoners. Among them were several high officers, a colonel, a major,
own name only, I wait calmly for satisfaction to be demanded for my words. I desire the establishment of a national monarchy. " The Turin Gazette publishes a letter from General Sirton expressing regret on account of the publication of General Cialdinl's letter, and giving some explanation in reference to the words which Sirton pronounced in Parliament, and which were alluded to by General Craidini. In this letter Gen. Sirton also expresses his desire for concord, and says that Italy is personified in the Parliament and the King. The trial of those concerned in the late conspiracy in Naples will shortly take place. The number of persons to be tried is 186. The Italian Chambers have agreed by a large majority to consider Garibaldi's project for arming the country. The ministry voted for the resolution. The Independence Belge states decidedly that negotiations between Paris and Turin for the opening of Rome to the Italians approach a favorable conclusion.
f the Arabia. The Royal mail steamer Arabia, from Liverpool at 10 o'clock A. M., on the 24th, via Queenstown on the afternoon of the 25th of August, arrived at Halifax at 11 o'clock on Tuesday last. The Arabia has 102 passengers, and £11,754 in specie. Great Britain. Baron de Videl has been sentenced to a year's imprisonment for the assault on his son, and the latter to a month's imprisonment for refusing to give evidence against his parent. France. The Independence Belge publishes the substance of an autograph letter from the Emperor to the Pope, intimating that if the condition of affairs be ameliorated the present status quo will be maintained. The expenses of the French Department of War the year 1862 will be £1,200,000 more than the present year. The Paris Bourse has been less firm; rentes 68f. 50 Italy. The correspondent of the London Times gives a very gloomy account of the state of affairs at Naples. It is reported that General
A'singular story. Extraordinary trial of a Priest and a Nun in Paris on a charge of Swindling. The following remarkable story is told by the Independence Belge: "A most extraordinary affair, which in many of its details calls to mind the famous prosecution of the Jesuit Girard and Catharine Cadiere, has just come before the Paris Court of Conditional Appeals. The Abbe Bouland, a priest of the dioceses of Versailles, and Mdlle. Adele Chevalier, the lady superior of the Œde la Reparation, appeared at the baron their appeal against a conviction for swindling, pronounced by the Versailles tribunal. From a report represented to his brother judges by Councillor Haton, the following facts appeared. Adele Chevalier pretends that after being given over by the doctors she was miraculously cured of blindness and a cerebrad congestion by the intercession of Our Lady of La Salette. This miracle happened in January, 1856, at Soissons, where at that time she was a postulan
it American. Sir John Pakington at the same meeting pointed to the failure of democracy in American as a warning to England, and expresses the conviction that a reunion of the States was hopeless. He wished the great Powers would remonstrate against the continuance of the war, and, while approving of England's neutrality, he regretted that Earl Russell, in his recent speech had not in more decided language expressed the views of England. The Paris correspondent of the Independent Belge professes to have learned from reliable quarters that the projected intervention in Mexico is conceived with ulterior views. The time must come when the cotton blockade can be no longer tolerated, and the furthermost period allotted for the game now on foot, by the North and South to be played is fixed for January next. If, at that date, the Southern States hold their own their claim to joint recognition by France and England will assume such urgency that decision must ensue. These assert
he fact that their Southern Confederacy can never be made to pay. Cotton and rice are good things; and if the of rebel masters will come into camp, they can be usefully employed in bringing in the cotton and rice. Further from Europe — the American expedition — negotiations between France and Austria, &c. Halifax, Nov. 14. --The steamer Niagara arrived at Halifax at 4 o'clock this morning, with Liverpool advices of the 2d inst. The Paris correspondent of the Independence Belge professes to have reliable information that the Mexican expedition has ulterior objects, and that if the "Southern Confederacy holds its own till January, France and England will recognize it, and break the blockade" This statement however, is pronounced in England to be utterly untrue. It is reiterated that France has opened negotiations with Austria for the cession of Venetia, and that the Duke of Magenta has been entrusted with the mission to Vienna. French troops have occupied
's intentions towards the United States are not so pacific. The Temps, in announcing that Messrs. Mason and Slidell are expected shortly to arrive at Havre, says that no obstacle will be offered to the fulfillment of their mission to France and England. The Plenipotentiaries of the South will be allowed to plead for the recognition of the South. The Presse says that the French Government will not receive Messrs. Mason and Slidell, nor any other Southern Commissioners. The Pays says that the Government of Ecuador has requested the mediation of England in Peru, and that England has accepted the office of mediator. The Independence Belge, says that France will assume the initiative in making diplomatic remonstrance against the blockade of the ports of the Southern States, and that England will only afford France moral support. Spain. Madrid, Jan. 19. --The Sumter has been ordered by the Spanish Government to leave Cadiz, and she has gone to Gibraltar.
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