age will be in advance of the army.
In either case it should be strongly guarded.
It was in direct violation of this rule that General Hull, in the campaign of 1812, on reaching the Miami of the Lake, (Maumee,) embarked his baggage, stores, sick, convalescent, and even the instructions of his government and the returns of his rivers swollen by the winter rains.
The activity, perseverance, and endurance of his troops, during these ten days march, are scarcely equalled in history.
In 1812, the activity of the French forces under Clausel was truly extraordinary.
After almost unheard — of efforts at the battle of Salamanca, he retreated forty miles ito the most terrible disasters.
We will allude to two examples of this kind: the retreat of the English from Spain in 1809, and. that of the French from Russia in 1812.
When Sir John Moore saw that a retreat had become necessary to save his army from entire destruction, hie directed all the baggage and stores to be taken to th