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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)
e 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, Mathieu Dumas, Segur, Pelet, Koch, Clausewitz, and Thiers, may be read with great advantage. Napier's History of the Peninsular War is the only English History that is of any value as a military work: it is a most excellent book. Alison's great History of Europe ises de la Revolution, par Grimoard. Victoires et Conquetes. Beauvais. Campagnes de Suwarrow. Laverne. Histoire de la Guerre de la Peninsule. Foy. Precis des Evenements Militaires. Mathieu Dumas. Histoire de Napoleon et de la Grande Armee en 1812. Segur Memoirs sur la Guerre de 1809, Pelet. La Campagne de 1814. Koch. Vom Kriege — Die Feldzugge, &c. Clausewitz. La Revolution, le Consulat et l'empire. Thiers. Memoirs sur la Guerre de 1812 Vaudoncourt. Sur la Campagne du Vice-roi en Italie, en 181
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 12: army organization—Engineers.—Their history, duties, and organization,—with a brief discussion, showing their importance as a part of a modern army organization. (search)
a tool or implement of some kind, and a proportion of nails: and fortunate was it for the army that he did so; for such was the difficulty in getting through the carriages containing stores, that only two forge-wagons and six caissons of tools and nails could be preserved. To these the general added a quantity of iron-work taken from the wheels of carriages that were abandoned on the march. Much was sacrificed to bring off these valuable materials for making clamps and fastenings, but, as Segur observes, that exertion sauva l'armee But it is not always in the possession of a thing that we are most likely to appreciate its utility; the evils and inconveniences resulting from the want of it not unfrequently impress us most powerfully with its importance and the advantages to be derived from its possession. A few examples of this nature, drawn from military history, may be instructive. We need not go back to the disastrous passage of the Vistula by Charles XII., the failure of
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), List of Mrs. Child's works, with the date of their first publication as far as ascertained. (search)
een Anna. Arria, Wife of Poetus. Lady Biron. Mrs. Blackwell. Calphurnia. Chelonis. Lady Collinwood. Countess of Dorset. Queen Eleanor Eponina. Lady Fanshawe. Mrs. Fletcher. Mrs. Grotius. Mrs. Howard. Mrs. Huter. Countess of Huntingdon. Mr. Hutchinson. Lady Arabella Johnson. Mrs. Judson. Mrs. Klopstock. Mrs. Lavater. Mrs. Lavalette. Mrs. Luther. Queen Mary. Countess of Nithsdale. Mrs. Oberlin. Panthea. Baroness Reidesel. Mrs. Reiske. Mrs. Ross. Mrs. Schiller. Countess Segur. Spurzheim. Sybella. Baruess Vondier Mart. Mrs. West. Mrs. Wieland. Mrs. Winthrop. Vol. IV.-V. History of the Condition of Women in Various Ages and Nations. Boston, 1835. 2 vols. 16vo. Vol. I. The Women of Asia and Africa. Vol. II. The Women of Europe, America, and South Sea Islands. An Appeal in Behalf of that Class of Americans called Africans. Boston, 1833. 12vo. The Oasis. Boston, 1834. 16vo. contents.-- Child, Mrs. L. M. Brief Memoir of Wilberforce; H
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
He is just in the horrors of moving his establishment to a larger house, so that I shall hardly see much of him. September 30.—This forenoon I had a long and very agreeable visit from Count Cesare Balbo, whom I knew very well in 1818 at Madrid, where his father was Sardinian Minister. He has had very various fortunes since I saw him last,—was exiled in 1821, for some part he took in the affairs for which Pellico suffered; passed two years in Paris, where he married a granddaughter of Count Segur; came back, and was still not permitted to enter Turin, but passed two years more in the country; became an author, to amuse and fill his time, wrote a History of the Lombards in Italy, a translation of the Annals of Tacitus, four Novelle, which are very beautiful, some literary discussions, an edition of his friend Count Vidua's Letters, etc. He lived there most happily, and continued happy in Turin after his return, till the death of his wife, about three years ago, who left him with ei
ction of his force at Banos. He contrived to reorganize it, but it was never so effective as it had been before its defeat. In 1812 we find him at Constantinople, whence he was sent on a secret mission to the Emperor Alexander. This mission forms the subject of the posthumous book, the title of which stands at the head of this article. Its statements with regard to well known historical facts seem to have been drawn from publications made since that time — such as the works of Labaume and Segur --and not to have been derived from his own observation. He was present at the battle of Smolensk, but not at that of Borodino. He was in most of the actions on the retreat, and went with the Russian army to Germany, where he made the campaign of 1813. He was engaged in all the battles of that gigantic campaign — Lutzen, (where he distinguished himself,) Bautzen, Wurchen, Dresden, Leipzig. He continued with the allies during the campaign of 1814 in France, and was engaged in all the batt
The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], One hundred and twenty-five Dollars reward. (search)
r 1782, officer 1789, General 1792, deserter and conspirator, died in prison 1804. Reynier (Count)--Born 1771, Colonel 1792, General 1793, died in Paris 1815; nothing remarkable. Salm-Salm (Prince de)--Major of cavalry in 1802, in Portugal, under Junot. Sebastiani (Count)--Born 1775 in Corsica, Lieutenant, then Captain, Major, Colonel; General about 1794, went through all the campaigns until 1815, Ambassador to Turkey in 1805 and member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1819. Segur (Count)--Born 1780, Soldier 1800, Major 1807, Colonel 1808, General 1812; occasionally Ambassador to Denmark and Spain. Serrurier (Count,) Marachal de France — Born 1742, officer at first, General about 1798, died 1819. Soult — Born 1769, soldier 1785, officer 1790, Major 1789, General 1794, Marshal 1804. Suchet — Born at Lyons 1772, soldier 1792, then sub-Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major in 1793, Colonel 1797, General 1798, Marshal 1811. Tasher de in Pagerie, (Coun<
ing is fired upon by a column in position, it ought to be annihilated before it could reach the firing column. But experience has proved that such is never the case. On the contrary, the casualties are in general surprisingly small. They are not nearly so great as when the two columns stand and deliberately fire at each other. We recollect a case in point, which occurred at the capture of an advanced two days before the battle of Borodira, and is related by Gen. Gourgand in his reply to Segur's Narrative. The redoubt in question was open in the rear. On one flank was a deep ravine, and about ten yards in its rear was another. Gen. Compenas, with about fifteen hundred men was ordered to take the redoubt. He attempted to turn it by means of the ravines in question. He had driven the Russians out of the first ravines but as his men rose the verge on the opposite side, they saw the Russians just rising the bank of the other. Both parties instantly commenced such a deadly fi
not the same that he had been, that his military skill had deteriorated that he no longer thought of obtaining victory by any other means than by brave force, that Segur, the renegade, gave the best account of the battle of Borodino in a book evidently written to curry favor with the Russians, &c. In this spirit he blames Napoleon for not giving his Guard at Borodino at a time when, Segur says, it would have insured the rout and destruction of the whole Russian army, overlooking entirely the overwhelming reply of Gourgaud upon that subject, and the answer of Napoleon himself, who did not think that the critical time had arrived. "Suppose I have to fight anot when the whole army was already united, Napoleon was to send off one-third of it, and thus expose himself to attack in detail.--Such, at least, was the opinion of Segur, and of Marment, too. The policy which, on a former occasion, had secured the most triumphant success was to be reversed on this, when concentration was more neces
Food for Weak Stomachs. --In the "Memoirs of Count Segur," vol. 1, page 168, there is the following anecdote: "My mother (the Countess de Segur) being asked by Voitaire respecting her health, told him that the most painful feeling she had arose from the decay of her stomach, and the difficulty of finding any kind of aliment that it could bear. Voltaire, by way of consolation, assured her that he was once for nearly a year in the same state, and believed to be incurable; but that, nevertheless, a very simple remedy had restored him. It consisted in taking no other nourishment than yolks of eggs beaten up with the flour of potatoes and water. "--Though this circumstance took place as far back as fifty years ago, and respected so extraordinary a personage as Voltaire, it is astonishing how little it is known, and how rarely the remedy has been practised. Its efficacy, however, in cases of debility, cannot be questioned, and the following is the mode of preparing this valuable art