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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter28: Gettysburg-Third day. (search)
n his then position he would be alongside of them, and have an even start, with better prospect to strike across their march and force them to general battle or surrender; and he ordered arrangements for the march west at daylight. Even Napoleon Bonaparte, the first in the science and greatest in the execution of the art of war, finally lost grasp of his grandest thought: In war men are nothing; a man is everything. Vide The French under the First and Last Bonaparte ; the Second Corps of thBonaparte ; the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia under Stonewall Jackson in 1862, in the Valley of Virginia, and J. A. Early in 1864. The Confederate chief at Gettysburg looked something like Napoleon at Waterloo. Fitzhugh Lee quotes evidence of Governor Carroll, of Maryland, that General Lee said, Longstreet is the hardest man to move in my army. It does not look like generalship to lose a battle and a cause and then lay the responsibility upon others. He held command and was supported by his governmen
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 11: army organization.—Artillery.—Its history and organization, with a brief Notice of the different kinds of Ordnance, the Manufacture of Projectiles, &c. (search)
uctions de l'artillerie. Thierry. Aide-Memoire d'art militaire. Lebas. Memorial à l'usage de l'armee Belge. Instructions and Regulations for the service and management of heavy ordnance in the British service. Experiences sur les principes du tir, faites à Metz, en 1834. Traite d'artillerie theorique et pralique. Robert. Aide-Memoire & grave;l'usage des officiers d'artillerie, (avec approbation du comite d'artillerie.) Manuel d'artillerie à l'usage des officers de la Republique Helvetique. Bonaparte, (Napoleon Louis.) Experiences comparatives entre des bouches & grave;feu en fonte de fer, d'origine Francaise, Anglaise et Suedoise, faites à Gavres, en 1836. Experiencesfaites à Brest en 1831, sur les canons. Paixhans. Essai sur l'organisation de l'artillerie. Le Bourg. Experiences sur des projectiles creux, faites en 1829, 1830, 1831. Instruction pratique sur l'emploi des projectiles, (traduit de l'allemand par Peretsdorff) Decker. Effects of heavy ordnance as applied to ships of war.
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 15: military Education—Military schools of France, Prussia, Austria, Russia, England, &c.—Washington's reasons for establishing the West point Academy.—Rules of appointment and Promotion in foreign Services.—Absurdity and injustice of our own system. (search)
art of them were even thrown open to election by the soldiers. But in 1795 the combined system of merit and seniority, with certain improvements, was restored. In 1796 and the wars that followed, merit Was the only qualification required, and Bonaparte, Moreau, and other young generals were actually placed in command of their seniors in rank. Military talent and military services, not rank, were the recognised claims for promotion, the baptism of blood, as it was called, having equalized all grades. Bonaparte, in leaving Egypt, paid no attention to seniority of rank, but gave the command to Kleber, who was then only a general of brigade, while Menou was a general of division. Everybody knows that on the death of Kleber, General Menou succeeded in the command; and that Egypt, saved by the selection of Kleber, was lost by the seniority of Menou. Napoleon formed rules for promotion, both for peace and war, based on merit. His peace regulations were much the same as the system o
family not church-members and why not divorced, and not married, and both Christian morality and slavery surprising ignorance of the slaves concerning Napoleon Bonaparte Europe and the slave who never heern ob him colored Contentment what the boys said the willing Exile pro and Con slaveholders criminal even if ignoran, I repeated, affecting an ignorance of Southern geography, and that you lived at St. Helena. Was St. Helena an island? Yes, massa. The island that Napoleon Bonaparte lived at? Napol'on Bonapard! he repeated. Did you never hear of Napoleon Bonaparte? 1 asked. No, massa, he returned, who was him? It is the nNapoleon Bonaparte? 1 asked. No, massa, he returned, who was him? It is the name of a gentleman, who did a thing or two in Europe, I returned. But do you know what Europe is? No, massa, said the slave, I never heerd on him? I explained that Europe was a State annexable to the United States, and, therefore, destined to be one of them in the good time coming, boys. Contentment and morality. Were
lace where the latter was engaged. The fight was then at its height: we were in a clearing, and were fighting along the edge of a wood, two hundred metres (about six hundred and fifty feet) from the spot where the general himself (Sumner) was directing the battle. The battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, as the Confederates call it, has some points of resemblance to that of Waterloo, and, like that, shows how much military movements are controlled by fortune or accident. At Waterloo, Bonaparte's attack upon the British lines was delayed some hours by the rain, and consequent state of the roads. At Fair Oaks, the muddy roads held fast Huger's division, and caused the assault to be postponed four or five hours. Huger took no part in the battle, contrary to the plans which had been agreed upon: Grouchy did not appear at Waterloo, as was expected. Sumner's arrival upon the field at six is paralleled by that of Blucher at Waterloo at about the same hour. So much for the points
f his Despatches, when they at once, and in the strongest terms, declared how grievously they had erred.--Slatesmen of the Time of George III., II. p. 355. and just so the Bourbons and their followers constantly denied the military greatness of Bonaparte. But General McClellan has been so unjustly treated and so unscrupulously slandered that something more is required, simply as a matter of truth and fair dealing, in vindication and defence of him. After what has passed, silence might seem l have any power to shake an impression like this. Men who hold this opinion of the conqueror of Malvern Hill and Antietam are, in the intellectual line, legitimate descendants of those subjects of George the Third who used to maintain that Napoleon Bonaparte was deficient in the quality of personal courage. A prejudice of this kind is as much proof against reason as the diseased fancy of a hypochondriac who believes that his legs are made of glass, or that he is followed everywhere by a blue d
gradually increased in trade and population, but the colony outside of that city was of slight importance under its Spanish rulers, who did little to develop its resources, and were not popular with its mainly French inhabitants. In 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul, induced the feeble and decaying Bourbons of Spain, then in close alliance with revolutionary France, to retrocede to her Louisiana, almost without consideration; and the French flag once more waved over delighted New Orlhis fleet and army to a point so distant as the Mexican Gulf was at best a hazardous enterprise. France badly needed money; we needed, or at least coveted, Louisiana: and, where the rulers on either side are men so capable and clear-sighted as Bonaparte and Jefferson, an arrangement mutually advantageous is not likely to fail. After some skillful diplomatic fencing--Mr. Jefferson talking as if the island of Orleans and the Floridas were all that we greatly cared for, when he meant from the fi
ler for the most rigid and literal construction of the Federal pact, and for denying to the Government all authority for which express warrant could not be found in the provisions of that instrument. Said he Eighth Kentucky Resolve.: In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. His fidelity to his declared principle was soon subjected to a searching ordeal. Louisiana fell into the hands of Bonaparte, who, it was not improbable, might be induced to sell it. It was for us a desirable acquisition; but where was the authority for buying it? In the Constitution, there clearly was none, unless under that very power to provide for the general welfare, which, as he had expressly declared, was meant by the instrument to be subsidiary only to the execution of limited powers. Seventh Kentucky Resolve. He was quite too large and frank a man to pretend that his action in this case was justifie
Gouverneur, 43 to 45. Morris, Isaac N., of 11., 375. Morrison, Capt. J. J., surrenders the cutter Cass to the Rebels, 413. Morse, Prof. Samuel F. B., 439. Mount Oread, Kansas, seized by the Border Ruffians, 243. Mouton, Mr., of La., withdraws from the Democratic Convention, 314. Mullins, Mr., of S. C., Secession speech of, 335. Mulligan, Col., is besieged in Lexington, 586; his report of the siege, 583-9. N. Napoleon, Ark., seizure of the Arsenal at, 488. Napoleon Bonaparte, acquires Louisiana of Spain, 54; sells it to the United States, 56; his rapacity compared with the Ostend Manifesto. 275. Nashville Banner, The, citation from, 349. Nashville Gazette, The, extract from, 484. Nashville, the privateer, she burns the Harvey Birch; is blockaded by the Tuscarora, etc., 603. National Intelligencer, The, its letter from Henry Clay, 162 to 64; on the President's call, 460; letter to, supposed to be from Gen. Scott, 549. Nebraska, the Kansas stru
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
ames Cornell, 24, 48, 69, 70, 122, 168, 204, 228, 249, 265, 289; on leave of absence, 59; camp commandant, 67; Meade and, 176; early hours, 239; excitement, 241; cigar incident, 249. Bingham, Henry Harrison, 253. Birney, David Bell, 77, 82, 92, 94, 114, 117, 121, 135, 137, 150, 233; described, 107, 188; at Cold Harbor, 146; at Petersburg, 165, 170, 174; death of, 266. Blake, Peleg W., 169. Blunt, —, Miss., 76. Boissac,,----de, 254. Boleslaski,----Austrian officer, 20. Bonaparte, Napoleon, 114. Bootekoff, —, 62. Botiano, —, 308, 311. Botts, John Minor, 46, 82. Boydton plank road, 293, 347. Bradley, Joseph P., 315. Breckinridge, John Cabell, 136. Brevets, distribution of, 257, 289. Briscoe, James C., 82. Brockenbrough, Mrs., 131. Brooks, William Thomas Harbaugh, 148. Buford, John, 15, 40, 50; described, 21; advice to a volunteer aide, 35. Bullets, explosive, 102. Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 87, 91, 93, 94, 96, 97, 106, 108, 110, 114, 128, 134, 140, 2<
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