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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)
ate. The military histories of Lloyd, Templehoff, Jomini, the Archduke Charles, Grimoard, Gravert, Souchet, St. Cyr, Beauvais, Laverne, Stutterheim, Wagner, Kausler, Gourgaud and Montholon, Foy, Mathieu Dumas, Segur, Pelet, Koch, Clausewitz, and Thiers, may be read with great advantage. 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 ma Evenements Militaires. Mathieu Dumas. Histoire de Napoleon et de la Grande Armee en 1812. Segur Memoirs sur la Guerre de 1809, Pelet. La Campagne de 1814. Koch. Vom Kriege — Die Feldzugge, &c. Clausewitz. La Revolution, le Consulat et l'empire. Thiers. Memoirs sur la Guerre de 1812 Vaudoncourt. Sur la Campagne du Vice-roi en Italie, en 1813 et 1814 Vaudoncourt. Histoire de la Guerre en Allemagne en 1814 Vaudoncourt. Histoire des Campagnes de 1814 et 1815, en France. Vaudoncourt. Essai sur l'a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
t Wilmington, N. C., by Mrs. Cicero W. Harris, editor and proprietor, is a very well conducted and creditable Magazine, which we should be glad to see in every home and library of the land. The contents of the December number (we have not yet received the January number) are: Carmelita (continued), W. H. Babcock; Who was Robin Adair?--------; Athens to Trieste, W. C. Johnstone; Trial of Titus Oates, John W. Snyder; Unreturning — A Poem, J. L. Gordon; Notes on Southern Literature,--------; Thiers (continued), Th. von. Jasmund; His Only Love, A. L. Bassett; A Legend of the Roanoke — A Poem, P. Copeland; Editorial — The American Cyclopaedia; Recent Literature — Babcock's Poem's, Petals, Hand Book of Church Terms. In Notes on Southern Literature the writer could not, of course, make any complete catalogue of the books that have been written by Southern men since the war, yet one is surprised to find omitted from the list given Rev. Dr. A. T. Bledsoe's able discussion of the secessi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delagoa Bay, (search)
stuary of several rivers, on the southeast coast of Africa, situated between lat. 25dg; 40′ and 26° 20′ S. It extends 60 miles from north to south, and 20 miles from east to west. It was discovered by the Portuguese in 1498, and for nearly 400 years was in dispute between England and Portugal, the Boers also putting in a claim to it in 1835. It is the only seaport available for the Transvaal, but it is not in that territory. The contention between England and Portugal was referred to President Thiers, and settled by President MacMahon, his successor, in 1875, in favor of Portugal. By an agreement England received the right of pre-emption. It was understood in the early part of the war between the British and the Boers (1899-1900) that Great Britain had either purchased the bay and its immediate surroundings outright or had negotiated an arrangement with Portugal by which the bay could not be used for any purpose hostile to British interest. In 1883 Col. Edward McMurdo, a civil en
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newspapers. (search)
h the moralists of the period used to perform was calling the attention of the correspondents to the greater seriousness and regard for truth which their English brethren brought to their work. But they made little or no impression, and the reason was, in the main, that the French newspaper reader cares comparatively little for the news, and cares a great deal for the finish, or sprightliness, or drollery, as the case may be, of the editorial article. Men like Armand Carrel, Marc Girardin, Thiers, and Guizot, who either wielded great influence or rose into political power through journalism under the Restoration and the Monarchy of July, owed nothing whatever to what we call journalistic enterprise. They won fame as editorial writers simply. There could hardly be a more striking illustration of the fondness of the French public for editorial writing than the place which John Lemoine held for over thirty years in French esteem, owing to his articles in the Journal des Debats. I
ged that the exit-openings are toward the rear of the train, the suction of the atmosphere having the effect of drawing the air out of the car through the elbow-pipes. See also Figs. 95 to 99, page 46. The ventilator for ships is commonly a wind-sail; a large tube of canvas having an expanded mouth, which is turned in the direction of the wind while the tube is directed down the hatchway, conveying the air to the lower deck. The contrivances of Hale and Sutton have been mentioned. Dr. Thiers, of New York, has patented (November 29, 1870) an apparatus in which the oscillating motion of mercury contained in a horizontal tube or tubes running athwartships and fore and aft, producing a partial vacuum, is caused to exhaust the foul air. The fluid is kept in motion by the rolling and pitching movements of the vessel. Perkins, about 1820, proposed to ventilate ships by using two barrels half filled with water, placed diagonally to the line of the keel, and connected by a pipe. Pi
deserted by many of his former anti-slavery coadjutors,--especially by Mr. Garrison, who addressed to him a trenchant letter on his defection from his party,--he spent some days with H. W. Longfellow at Lynn, and on the 5th of September left for Europe. On his arrival in Liverpool, he received the news of his nomination by the Liberals and Democrats as governor of Massachusetts. This honor he declined. He met with a cordial reception both in England and in France, and had interviews with Thiers and Gambetta; but his health was so much impaired, that his time was mostly occupied in looking over engravings and other works of art, I have not read an American newspaper, said he, writing from London, since I sailed out of Boston Harbor; nor have I concerned myself except with engravings, pictures, books, and society. He reached home on the 26th of November, and was present in his seat at the opening of Congress, Dec. 18, when he introduced into the Senate a resolution declaring that
Chapter 29: Leaving the White House. the close of Grant's Presidential career elicited a remarkable comment from the great French statesman Thiers, who was at that time, though no longer President, perhaps the most important personage in France; almost controlling parties in his own country and watching with an acute and iest the great political crisis on this side the seas. General Sickles was then residing in Paris and in the habit of meeting the ex-President frequently. To him Thiers declared that no country in Europe could have passed through the situation which agitated America without a serious disturbance of the state. He thought it possi he knew of no other country that could have withstood the dangers of a disputed election, when the parties were so nearly matched, and so soon after a civil war. Thiers did not hesitate to attribute much of the good fortune of the United States in this emergency to the wisdom and courage and moderation of Grant. I have indeed
nterested in French affairs and intimate with Thiers, the famous ex-President of the re-established Republic. Thiers, however, had fallen before Grant went abroad, and McMahon was President, with a rench politicians had learned this fact or no, Thiers addressed Sickles and asked him to proceed in ondon and explain the situation to Grant. For Thiers took it as certain that Grant's sympathies woun as possible made his way to the residence of Thiers to communicate the result of his embassy. Thettle sleep. Thus, when Sickles was announced, Thiers was lying on a sofa behind a screen at the further end of the salon, sleeping; but Madame Thiers received the envoy. She wished at once to wakento this lady, and while they were talking, Madame Thiers also dozed. Then came in Barthelemy Saint Hilaire, once the private secretary of Thiers, and afterward a member of his cabinet. He also wished to waken Thiers; but still Sickles said, Let him sleep; and during this discussion Madame Doche f
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 5 (search)
are truly blessed in your children; and it will ever be their and my consolation that we enjoyed his affection, for he was the honestest, bravest, and gentlest gentleman who ever gave us his trust and love. A student of history. To the end of his life he was a student of history bearing upon his profession. During the past few months I found him reading memoirs of Tamerlane (Timour the Tarter), of which he read me nine striking pages, as on another day he read me, with great feeling, Thiers' narrative of the last days of Napoleon at St. Helena. And the very last day I saw him—the last on which he left his chamber—I found him with Du Guesclin open before him. We will meet again. His disease had then become very grave and distressing. I sat by him but a short time, and expecting to go on a long journey next day I told him so, and said good-by. He drew me to him, kissed my cheek, then again kissed my lips tenderly as a father. I said: We will meet again soon if the yel
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Personal Poems (search)
e the stain removed, Her righted record shows it not! The lifted sword above her shield With jealous care shall guard his fame; The pine-tree on her ancient field To all the winds shall speak his name. The marble image of her son Her loving hands shall yearly crown, And from her pictured Pantheon His grand, majestic face look down. O State so passing rich before, Who now shall doubt thy highest claim? The world that counts thy jewels o'er Shall longest pause at Sumner's name! 1874. Thiers. I. Fate summoned, in gray-bearded age, to act A history stranger than his written fact, Him, who portrayed the splendor and the gloom Of that great hour when throne and altar fell With long death-groan which still is audible. He, when around the walls of Paris rung The Prussian bugle like the blast of doom, And every ill which follows unblest war Maddened all France from Finistere to Var, The weight of fourscore from his shoulders flung, And guided Freedom in the path he saw Lead out of
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