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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.) 378 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 106 0 Browse Search
Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army. 104 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 19, 1864., [Electronic resource] 66 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 46 0 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 36 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 32 0 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 28 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 26 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 26 0 Browse Search
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cour and injustice are forgotten. Fame knows her children, and her bugle sounds across the years. A notable trait in the personal character of Beauregard was his kindly bonhomie to the private soldier. In this he resembled the officers of Napoleon, not those of the English Army. He had the French habit of mingling with the men when not upon duty, sharing their pursuits, conversing with them, and lighting his cigar at their camp fires. From this sprang much of his personal popularity, anlargely that sympathy which rendered him so acceptable to his troops. To a General, nothing is more important than this sympathy. It is a weapon with which the master soldier strikes his hardest blows, and often springs from apparent trifles. Napoleon became the idol of his troops as much by his personal bearing toward them as from his victories. He was the grand Napoleon-but he stopped to talk with the men by their fires: he called them mes enfans: he fixed his dark eyes with magnetic sympa
ia into veterans. In the seven days battles around Richmond he won fadeless laurels. With one Napoleon, he engaged three heavy batteries, and fought them with a pertinacity and unfaltering nerve whithe climax of his fame — the event with which his name will be inseparably connected. With one Napoleon gun, he opened the battle on the right, and instantly drew upon himself the fire, at close rangwho no longer replied. No answering roar came back from those batteries he had fought with his Napoleon so long; he had triumphed. That triumph was complete, and placed for ever upon record when thehim at Cold Harbour, when the brave young soldier came back covered with dust from fighting his Napoleon — the light of victory in his eyes. At Markham, while he was fighting the enemy in front, theyand charged him in the rear; but he turned his guns about, and fought them as before, with his Napoleon detachment singing the loud, triumphant Marseillaise, as that same Napoleon gun, captured at Se
rs at his side. I also remember reading how the Emperor Napoleon looked, and all about his old gray overcoat, his cocked h elements of his soul. Knowing these facts about Caesar, Napoleon, and Washington, I noticed that I had a much better under-say that Lee is not a great general, and compares him to Napoleon, who, they say, won greater victories, and followed them t they were very different from General Lee's. He, I mean Napoleon, was at the head of a French army, completely disciplinedry he was not the man for them. The consequence was that Napoleon, who was quite as fond of glory as his men, fought battlenefit of them. Lee is in a very different situation from Napoleon. This is an army of volunteers, who did not come into thxpect General Lee to fight as often and as desperately as Napoleon did, or to follow up his victories. He takes the view, Ial Lee is a better soldier for the place he occupies than Napoleon would be. I can look back to many occasions where I t
clad person in the midst of the cortege — a farmer apparently, for he wore a brown linen coat and common straw hat, with nothing whatever to indicate the soldier or dignitary in his appearance. But his dress disappeared from view and was speedily forgotten; the face absorbed attention from the first moment; that face was the most startling reproduction of Napoleon's — the first Emperor's. There was no possibility of making a mistake in this-every one who was familiar with the portraits of Napoleon recognised the prince at a glance. He was taller and more portly than the Man of destiny; but the family resemblance in feature and expression was absolutely perfect. I needed no one to say This is a Bonaparte. The blood of the Corsican was there for all to recognise; this was a branch of that tree whose boughs had nearly overspread a continent. Soon afterwards the forces then at Centreville were drawn up for review — the infantry ranged across the valley east and west; the artillery<
who were called upon when do or die was the word, and men were needed who with hats off would call on their enemies to deliver the first fire, and then close in, resolved to conquer or leave their dead bodies on the field. In the Grand Armee of Napoleon it was the Vieux Garde which the Emperor depended upon to retrieve the fortunes of the most desperate conflicts, and carry forward the Imperial Eagles to victory. In the Army of Northern Virginia there is a corps, which, without prejudice to their noble commander, may be said to represent the Tenth Legion of Caesar, the French Guard of Louis, and the Old Guard of Napoleon. This is the Old Stonewall Brigade of Jackson. The Old Stonewall Brigade! What a host of thoughts, memories, and emotions, do those simple words incite! The very mention of the famous band is like the bugle note that sounds to arms! These veterans have fought and bled and conquered on so many battle-fields that memory grows weary almost of recalling their