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ommunity, without the advantage of military education. We have at considerable pains compiled a list of the most conspicuous French generals of modern times, with the dates of their promotions in rank. It is a remarkable fact that all of Napoleons great marshals, with one or two exceptions, rose from the ranks, and that probably every one of them was without the advantage of a military education. There were indeed real generals before West Point undertook the manufacture of them. Hoche — a celebrated General of the French Revolution — soldier 1784, General 1795, poisoned in 1797-one of the best Generals of that period. Joubert — Soldier 1789, General 1795; very distinguished; killed at the battle of Novi. Jourdan, Marchal de France — Soldier 1778, General 1789, Marchal 1804. Junot, well known — Soldier in 1792, General 1797. Kellermann — Soldier at 15 years old, 1750; General 1792. Kellermann, (son of the aboge,)--Soldier 1793, General 1797; d