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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.) 22 0 Browse Search
Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army. 17 1 Browse Search
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. 14 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 7, 1864., [Electronic resource] 14 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 13, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 7, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 26, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 5, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 2 0 Browse Search
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ds of the General. We have great faith in any military system by which merit can be rewarded, and the right man put in the right place. A great secret of the wonderful military success of France is that the humblest soldier who performs great deeds is rewarded, and that the way to promotion is open to the rank and file. Napoleon owed much of his good fortune to his keen discernment of talent and merit among subalterns and privates. Nearly all his great Generals were from the ranks. Massena had been a drummer boy; Junto a cobbler; Kliber, the immortal conqueror of Egypt, was the son of a poor peasant. Imagine Bonaparte, on the eve of a battle, surrounded by a cavalcade of political Generals! His address to them would be very brief. He would repeat in their ears those famous words of his--"The General who is not a soldier is a monkey," and would order them with the "asses and savannas to the centre." Our Southern army, composed in its rank and file of the first gentlem