The French Soldiery.
--Maj. R. S. Garnett
, U. S. A., of Virginia
, who was sent by the U. S. Government to Europe
, to observe the artillery improvements going on in the services of the different Powers, visited, a few months since, the "cannon depots" of Paris
, and saw the Frenchmen go through their evolutions.
He says that their proficiency in gunning is greater than that of the English
. "The French
are quick, correct, intelligent, and careful of their pieces, and make admirable shots."