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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. 48 0 Browse Search
Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army. 38 0 Browse Search
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.) 34 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 28 0 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 25 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 16 0 Browse Search
G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army 16 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 14 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 11 1 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 10 0 Browse Search
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rity or of physical vigor, by breeding in and in, is patent from the well-known condition of the royal families of Europe, among whom there has been so much intermarrying for many years that hardly a reigning monarch in Europe has had any considerable influence in the conduct of affairs of his own government because of his inferior intellectual qualities. And so far as health and vigor of body is concerned, many people of the royal families can scarcely be said to have a leg to stand on. Wellington, Napoleon, Disraeli, and Bismarck directed the affairs of Europe, if not of the world, more than all the monarchs of their century; and the people govern America. The nobility of England, it is but just to say, stands higher in physical beauty and strength, and in intellectual force, than any other peerage in Europe. But it would long since have died out from inanition, had it not maintained itself by very frequent marriages with the yeomanry and the peasant classes, and by constant ac
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
many thousands of lives which, by the refusal to exchange, were lost by the most cruel forms of deaths from cold, starvation, and pestilence in the prison pens of Raleigh, Salisbury, and Andersonville,--many more in number than all the British soldiers ever had by Great Britain on any field of battle with Napoleon; The effective strength of the British troops (English, Irish, and Scotch) in the allied army at the commencement of the battle of Waterloo was 25,389. (See Maxwell's Life of Wellington, Vol. III., Appendix, page 564. Appendix No. 13, page 593.) the anxiety of fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers, wives, to know the exigency which caused this terrible, and perhaps as it may have seemed to them useless and unnecessary, destruction of those dear to them by horrible deaths,--each and all have compelled me to this exposition, so that it might be seen that these lives were spent as a part of the system of attack upon the Rebellion, devised by the wisdom of the general-in-chief
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
do that? might be asked. In this way: If I found civilians within my lines with nothing to do and no right there, I could put them anywhere. After they were dismissed they were civilians, and had no business there. Yes, but had they not a right to have a reasonable time to go away? Has a man who does wrong any right from his wrongs? They did this to get out of the service. An army is governed by martial law. It is not a town meeting; it is not civil law that controls it. The Duke of Wellington defines martial law to be the will of the commanding general exercised according to principles of natural equity and justice. Was not this act perfectly just to these conspirators and mutineers? Upon that definition of the law I am willing to have every act of mine examined. Do as nearly justice as you can. In regard to his officers, the commanding general can have no temptation to do anything but right. These officers I never saw,--I only knew their acts. I kept them at work only a
sher, 787; carries Butler's message to Porter, 788; confers with Porter regarding attack on Fort Fisher, 791; reports condition of fort, 792,794; agrees that an attack would be useless, 796; report, 798; quoted, 808; references, 810, 814; commendation of, 814; report on Fort Fisher, 816, 817; reference to, 818-819, examined by investigating committee, 821; shielded by Butler, 821-822; friendly letter from Butler, 822; reference, 862; commendation of, 894. Weldon Railroad cut, 651. Wellington, Duke of, defines martial law, 842. Welles, Gideon, mitigates Parker's sentence, 752; powder-boat experiment approved by, 807; Porter's correspondence with, 808; Porter's report to, 811-812; reference to, 818; confidential letter from Porter, 823; objects to Butler's suggestion regarding Davis' trial, 918; reference to, 966; in the Farragut prize case, 1010-1012. West Point, Butler desires to enter, 57; sends son to, 80; grandson at, 81; appointed visitor to, 127; officious graduate of,