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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.) 8 0 Browse Search
Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army. 8 0 Browse Search
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Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army., Example of a battle of the offensive defense: battle of Austerlitz, December 2, 1805. (search)
an attack, the army being very much exhausted; it was, therefore, postponed to the next day, the 18th. In the mean while, Blucher retreated in the direction of Wavre, where he arrived on the 17th; the corps of Bulow, amounting to 30,000 men, was already there. This corps had taken no part in the battle of Ligny; and, besides, had pursued the Prussian army on the 17th, but only as far as Gembloux, where a Prussian rear guard induced him to believe that the whole army was still there. Wavre is about five or six miles from Mont St. Jean. Blucher and Wellington concerted the measures to be taken for the 18th: Wellington was to keep his position to the on the 16th, were consolidated; the number of battalions present was, therefore, only 97. The Prussian army, under the command of Marshal Bliicher, assembled at Wavre on consisting of-- Four Army Corps:--  Battal's.Squad's.Batt's.Men. 1st. Gen. Ziethen 34 32 12 30,381 2d. Gen Pirsch 36 36 10 31,758 3d. Gen. Thielm
at by Massena 25th September 1799. Retreat and pursuit. the moment we leave the battle-field to retreat, our operation becomes one of Strategy as well as of Tactics. The direction in which we retreat is of the utmost importance. In the example of the battle of Waterloo this can easily he seen. If Blucher, after the battle of Ligny, had retreated to Namur, as many a general would have done, Wellington's army would have been lost, and a double defeat the consequence; his retreat to Wavre, and arrival at Belle Alliance, changed the defeat to the most decided victory. The direction of our retreat will depend on many circumstances. If we are co-operating with another army, we should retreat in this direction, to make a junction with it and obtain a central position between the enemy's armies. We may also retreat directly into the heart of our country; or we may retreat parallel to the frontiers. In the first example we have already spoken of this last. The reasons fo