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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the American army. (search)
1796. It was deemed sufficient to establish a species of disguised school at West Point (une espece daecole deguisee)altogether inadequate to the wants of the countre late war, who was indebted to his precocious eloquence for his admission to West Point. In 1856, when only eighteen years of age, he was extremely anxious to embrace the profession of arms. The right to nominate a pupil to West Point was about to fall upon the Representative of his district, and, on the other hand, in consequehis speeches and his youth. The member was reelected, and Kilpatrick entered West Point. But if the terms of admission do not guarantee the worth of the candidateionally gave the army some excellent soldiers, who, although not graduates of West Point, did not the less display great military talents. Finally, a custom, singula At all events, it was but little compared with what their former comrades of West Point earned in the various pursuits of industry and commerce. There is, moreove
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
knowledge of the war which he was to be called upon to conduct. Almost in front of him, at Columbus, were the headquarters of the ranking commander of all the Confederate forces in the West. The person who exercised these high functions would have been more at home at the head of some feudal bands of the Middle Ages, than as commander of an American army in the nineteenth century. This was the Right Reverend Doctor Leonidas Polk, Protestant Episcopal bishop of Louisiana. Educated at West Point, Polk had left the army after serving two years, and had entered the Church. But when the South took up arms, he remembered his military education; and after having refused the rank of brigadier-general, he could not resist the offer of a majorgeneral's epaulettes. Nevertheless, in donning the uniform, the warlike prelate took care to declare that he did not renounce either his holy calling or his episcopal functions, and he informed his flock that he should return to his diocese as soon