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[111] of the far-reaching raid, and the author of a system of tactics and strategy that was novel and effective. When invading a ‘far country,’ preferably when

The bloom was on the alder
And the tassel on the corn,

he marched swiftly and continuously, much of his success being due to his possession of a faculty that enabled him to move with as great facility and confidence without maps and guides as with them. When advancing he rarely declined to fight, believing that then a concentration of superior forces against him was more difficult, the vigor of his enemy being somewhat paralyzed by the celerity of his own movements and the mystery that involved them. When retreating, however, he would resort to every strategem to avoid battle, fearing that while fighting one enemy another might overtake and assail him.

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