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men. The Russians had, according to the book of one of their Generals, (we forget his name,) published a few years ago, and said to be the best Russian account, 132,000. So that here is the very case in which, according to Marmont, Napoleon would not have been excusable had he weakened his concentrated forces. Was ever man more fully convicted out of his own month? We place no confidence in what Marmont says about his own operations, especially those in Spain. As for the battle of Salamanca, for the loss of which he attempts to excuse himself by a wound which he received an hour before it commenced, the manœuvre which lost it was ordered by him before he received his wound, and he was superintending it at the time. That manœuvre brought on the battle, as well as decided it against him. It was the very same which had lost Frederick the battle of Colin, and the Russians and Austrians the battle of Austerlitz, in which last Marmont himself participated. It was an attempt to ma
erence, too, between the situation of Richmond now and that of Paris in 1814, though this military correspondent does not appear to recognize it. When Paris surrendered to the allies, they were already on the heights of Montmartre, with 200,000 men and 600 pieces of cannon. Nevertheless, the surrender was owing to treachery on the part of Marmont, who had never forgiven Napoleon for depriving him of the command of the army of Spain, after he had been disastrously defeated in the battle of Salamanca. Had he kept his faith, Paris would have been the grave of the Allied army; for he had 40,000 men, who, with the assistance of the citizens, had repulsed them in repeated at tacks, and Napoleon was approaching upon their rear with 70,000 more. Such was the opinion, at least, of Sir Robert Wilson, who was in the Allied army, and was, during the whole time of Napoleon's ascendancy, the most persistent of all his enemies. Here, again, we venture to suggest, is some difference, though too s