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[131] what to do in action, they must rapidly advance in the direction of the heaviest firing; for the art of war consists in concentration of masses. Moreover, our motto should be, “Forward, and always forward!” until victory may perch decisively upon our banners. The more rapid the attack the weaker, habitually, the resistance.

Respectfully, General, your ob't serv't,

G. T. Beauregard, Gen. Com'g. To Major-General Braxton Bragg, Com'g Army of the Miss. By command of General Bragg. George C. Garner, Assistant Adjutant General.

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