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; one hundred and sixteen regular fortresses or great towns taken, and two hundred and thirty lesser forts carried; eighty thousand of the enemy slain, ninety-one thousand made prisoners, three thousand eight hundred cannon and seventy thousand muskets captured. But Carnot was not only the right man in the right place; he possessed that indispensable quality of a great mind, the capacity of selecting the right men for the right places. He discovered the merits of the illustrious Hoche when Hoche was only a sergeant. He placed Bonaparte at the head of the Army of Italy when he was a young officer of twenty-five, and was wholly unknown to the world except by the dispositions he had made in Paris for fighting the Battle of the Sections and his conduct at the siege of Toulon. The destinies of nations and of men depend upon the right man being in the right place. A country may be on the verge of ruin, and yet be redeemed by the adoption of this principle in every department of its go