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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 10 4 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904 10 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 10 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 8 0 Browse Search
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 19, 1862., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 8 0 Browse Search
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 8 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Supplement to General Early's Review.-reply to General Longstreet. (search)
when, and by whom the attack should be made, from 5 P. M. the day before until 11 A. M. of the. 2d, when Longstreet acknowledges the receipt of the order, then Longstreet's opinion that there is no doubt that General Lee during the crisis of that campaign lost the matchless equipoise that usually characterized him, and that whatever mistakes were made were not so much matters of deliberate judgment as the impulses of a great mind disturbed by unparalleled conditions --that is, in plain English, that General Lee had lost his senses — has some foundation to rest on. All who know General Lee's mode of giving directions to his subordinates, can well understand how he indicated his purposes and wishes, without resorting to a technical order, and doubtless he indicated to General Longstreet in that way his desire for him to make the attack, and make it at the earliest practicable moment, and did not resort to the peremptory order until the time indicated by General Longstreet. To
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.), Sketch of the principal maritime expeditions. (search)
roops amounted also to sixty thousand Anglo-Hanoverians; but the one came by land, and the others landed on the soil of a powerful ally, so that it was a successive and pacific descent rather than a military expedition. Finally, the English made, in the same year, 1815, an enterprise which may be ranked among the most extraordinary; we allude to that against the capital of the United States of America. There was seen, to the astonishment of the world, ahandful of seven or eight thousand English, descend in the midst of a State of ten millions of souls, to penetrate sufficiently far to seize the capitol, and to destroy thereat all the public establishments — results for which one seeks in vain another example in history. One would be tempted to reproach for it the republican and anti-military spirit of the inhabitants of those provinces, if we had not seen the militia of Greece, of Rome and of Switzerland, defend their firesides better against aggressions much more powerful; and i
approaching. Such is said to have been the plan of the Austrians in the battle of Solferino, 1859. Examples: example of battle with two wings reinforced. Battle of the Alma. Fought the 20th September, 1854, between the Russians and the allied English, French, and Turks. Armies of the Allies. Turks.--Division of Sulliman Pacha6000 French.--Division of General Bosquet6750 Division of General Canrobert6750 Division of Prince Napoleon6750 Division of General Forey6750 English.--Division of Sir Lacy Evans5250 Division of Brown5250 Division of Richard England5250 Division of the Guards5250 Division of Cathcart5250 Division of Cavalry800 Total61,000 With 136 guns, consisting principally of 9 and 12 pounders. The Russian army consisted of-- Infantry30,000 Cavalry3000 Artillery2000 Total35,000 With 96 guns, part of which were light guns. On the 19th September the allies formed in line of battle as follows:-- Right wing--General Bosquet,
Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army., Example of a battle of the offensive defense: battle of Talavera, July 28, 1809. (search)
Example of a battle of the offensive defense: battle of Talavera, July 28, 1809. The battle of Talavera, fought by the French against the allied English and Spaniards, offers a very fine example of a defensive battle with offensive return in its own lines. The French army numbered 45,000 men, commanded by King Joseph Bonaparte. The allied army amounted to almost 20,000 English, and 35,000 Spaniards, commanded by Wellington. The Spanish position, forming the right wing of the allies, is covered by two redoubts, and the access to it is rendered so difficult that the French army does not even try an attack, but sends simply a body of dragoons to reconnoiter and observe this spot. The center, composed of four English brigades, is placed between the redoubt on the Spanish left wing and a hill lying in the same front as the two redoubts. The left wing is formed by the regiments defending the hill, by a body of Spanish cavalry under Bassancourt, and by a part of the English cavalr
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 2: Strategy.—General divisions of the Art.—Rules for planning a Campaign.—Analysis of the military operations of Napoleon (search)
dered as the best. The discussions of Jomini on this subject in his great work on the military art, are exceedingly valuable; also the writings of Rocquancourt, Jacquinot de Presle, and Gay de Vernon. The last of these has been translated into English, but the translation is exceedingly inaccurate. The military histories of Lloyd, Templehoff, Jomini, the Archduke Charles, Grimoard, Gravert, Souchet, St. Cyr, Beauvais, Laverne, Stutterheim, Wagner, Kausler, Gourgaud and Montholon, Foy, Mathienected with the history of strategy; but many of the principles laid down by these writers are now regarded as erroneous. Memoires de Napoleon. The Memoirs of Napoleon, as dictated by himself to Gourgaud and Montholon, have been translated into English. It is hardly necessary to remark that they contain all the general principles of military art and science. No military man should fail to study them thoroughly. The matter is so condensed, and important principles are embodied in so few word
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 7: sea-coast defences..—Brief description of our maritime fortifications, with an Examination of the several Contests that have taken place between ships and forts, including the attack on San Juan d'ulloa, and on St. Jean d'acre (search)
risoned with two hundred and fifty men. Notwithstanding this great disparity of numbers, the little redoubt sunk seven of the enemy's brigs and gunboats, captured another, and forced the remainder to retreat with great loss; while the garrison had but one man killed and three wounded. In 1801, the French, with three frigates and six thousand men, attacked the poorly-constructed works of Porto Ferrairo, whose defensive force was a motley garrison of fifteen hundred Corsicans, Tuscans, and English. Here the attacking force was four times as great as that of the garrison; nevertheless they were unsuccessful after several bombardments and a siege of five months. In July of the same year, 1801, Admiral Saumarez, with an English fleet of six ships of the line and two smaller vessels, carrying in all five hundred and two guns, attacked the Spanish and French defences of Algesiras. Supposing the floating forces of the contending parties to be equal, gun for gun, (which is certainly a
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Mr. Mason's manners once more. (search)
t were, sticking pins through his court-stockings directly into the embassadorial calves! And to impeach his conduct, too, at that Court of all others; a Court where everything is conducted upon principles of the very pinkiest propriety; a Court which maintains a grave Chamberlain expressly to teach people how to behave themselves, which official has written a hand-book of manners, to which Mr. Mason no doubt gives his nights and days, just as young persons desiring a good style of writing English, must give their nights and days to Addison! And to charge him, too, with hugging the Empress of that virtuous realm — an offense which, constructively, might be considered capital, and which might have obliged the offender to part with his head — a portion of the body necessary to the man if not to the embassador! And to impute to Mr. Mason this offence, when his fate was in the hands of James Buchanan — that mirror of continency, that more than Joseph, that Pamela of Presidents! But <
f your telegraphic dispatch of the 9th instant to General Cooper, and which it is stated was intercepted at Huntsville. As the telegram received here was in cipher, I have deemed the matter of sufficient importance to bring it to your notice. It may be necessary to change your cipher or adopt a new one altogether. The only explanation which suggests itself to my mind is the probability that you might have sent two dispatches, one by Huntsville and one by Mobile — the first being in plain English. I have just received the inclosed note from General Cooper, and inclose it, together with the article in question, for your perusal. I am, very respectfully, &c., R. E. Lee, General. [Inclosure.]April 25, 1862. General R. E. Lee, &c.: General: In the Examiner of to-day is published an article from the New York Herald, giving verbatim the telegraphic dispatch of General Beauregard of the 9th instant to me, which was in cipher. This information appears to have been communicat
would be maina some remarks on dat ‘ar nigger. Oh! Oh! I answered, old fellow, how can you lie so? Oh no, I isn't massa, said the old jolly-looking slave, as he relapsed into a fit of chuckling, interspersed by ejaculations of very broken English. Are you a slave, old fellow? Oh, yes, massa, said the chuckler. How old are you? Sixty, massa, he replied. I's eighteen when Jefferson war President, and dat war in 1812; I mind ‘bout de war. De rigiments camped on dat hill. I cwithin two feet of the ground--and I knows, he added, dat she's a good un. Chuckles, expressive of gratification, followed from the good un, which was succeeded by a history of the ole man's life, but it was uttered in such elaborately broken English, that I could not understand a word of it. Surprising ignorance of the slave. You say you were owned by an Englishman, I repeated, affecting an ignorance of Southern geography, and that you lived at St. Helena. Was St. Helena an island?
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, V. (search)
on was a breath of health after jaded months of sickness. Grant's words, I propose to move immediately upon your works, and unconditional surrender, were like a backbone appearing in something that had begun to look like a jelly-fish. He was now made major-general of volunteers. This battle, like all his others, has been proved a mere bungle by hostile critics. The spirit of these gentlemen can be given to the reader in a word. One of them, after exposing Grant's tactics, exposes his English. I propose to move immediately upon your works, would be grammar, he says, if immediately had come at the end. But now Grant was suddenly relieved of command, and put in arrest! Halleck had not heard from him; and Halleck had heard of his leaving his post and going to Nashville. Grant's enemies, the contractors, had not enjoyed his recent suggestion to Halleck that all fraudulent contractors be impressed into the ranks, or, still better, into the gunboat service, where they could have
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