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“ [475] there displayed were in every respect the same which now receive the sanction of modern science — sudden deployment and bold attack, outflanking the enemy's wings, dividing the enemy's forces, rallying, attacking the rear, supporting the menaced point, and, to crown all, a pursuit of six hundred stadia (seventy-five miles) in twenty-four hours. Never was there a greater achievement in ancient or modern warfare.”

When a new edition of Roemer's work on cavaly is written, it is to be hoped that the battle of “Tishmingo creek,” or “Bryce's crossroads,” as the Federals call it, will not be forgotten, where the battle was fought and a pursuit of sixty miles made all in thirty hours.


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