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The Daily Dispatch: July 22, 1864., [Electronic resource], Death of an American student in Germany. (search)
lm, marched thirty miles a day in terrible weather, and over roads almost impassable for artillery. In the campaign of 1806 the French infantry pursued the Prussians at the rate of twenty-five to thirty miles per day. Napoleon marched fifty thousand men from Madrid to Astorga nearly twenty-five miles a day for ten days, through deep snows, across high mountains, and rivers swollen by the winter rains. In 1812 the French forces, under Clausel, after tremendous efforts at the battle of Salamanca, retreated forty miles in a little less than twelve hours. In 1814 Napoleon marched at the rate of ten leagues a day, fighting a battle besides every twenty-four hours. Hastening to the succor of Paris, he marched seventy miles in thirty-six hours. On his return from Elba, in 1815, his guards marched fifty miles the first day after landing; then traversed two hundred miles of a rough and mountainous country in six days, and reached Paris, a distance of six hundred miles, in less