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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. 1 1 Browse Search
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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 2: Strategy.—General divisions of the Art.—Rules for planning a Campaign.—Analysis of the military operations of Napoleon (search)
tage. Napier's History of the Peninsular War is the only English History that is of any value as a military work: it is a most excellent book. Alison's great History of Europe is utterly worthless to the military man; the author is ignorant of the first principles of the military art, and nearly every page is filled with the grossest blunders. We subjoin the titles of a few of the best works that treat of strategy, either directly or in connection with military history. Principes de la Strategie, &c., par le Prince Charles, traduit de l'allemand, 3 vols. in 8vo. This is a work of great merit. The technical terms, however, are very loosely employed. Precis de l'art de la Guerre, par le Baron Jomini. His chapter on strategy embodies the principles of this branch of the art. Grundsatze der Strategie, Von Wagner. Cours Elementaire d'art et d'histoire Militaire, par Rocquancourt. This work contains much valuable information connected with the history of the art of war; but it is