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obwebs. Grant found the cobwebs greatly too strong for him, and was compelled by them to give the capital the cold shoulder, and cross over twenty-five miles below it, where he now lies. Napoleon never lost 150,000 men in attempting to take any capital; Grant did. Napoleon never lost a battle on his advance to a capital. Grant lost every one he fought between the Rapid Ann and the James. The five great campaigns of Napoleon, after he had obtained supreme power, were those of Marengo, (1800,) Austerlitz, (1805,) Jena, (1806,) Friedland, (1807,) and Wagram, (1809.) We speak of the campaign of Marengo as having been made after he had obtained supreme power, because, though at the time he was nominally but the First Consul of the French Republic, in reality, he was as absolute as his contemporaries, Francis and Alexander, and as he himself ever was, after he had become emperor. Moreover, we speak of these five campaigns because they were all fortunate; and it is to the fortunate c
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