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C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Claudius (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 17 (search)
intended expedition. and was then chafing with rage, because the Romans would not give up some deserters. Accordingly, he set sail from Ostia, but was twice very near being wrecked by the boisterous wind called Circius, Circius. Aulus Gellius, Seneca, and Pliny, mention under this name the strong southerly gales which prevail in the gulf of Genoa and the neighbouring seas. upon the coast of Liguria, near the islands called Stoechades. The Stoechades were the islands now called Hieres, off Toulon. Having marched by land from Marseilles to Gessoriacum, Claudius must have expended more time in his march from Marseilles to Gessoriacum, as Boulogne was then called, than in his vaunted conquest of Britain. he thence passed over to Britain, and part of the island submitting to him, within a few days after his arrival, without battle or bloodshed, he returned to Rome in less than six months from the time of his departure, and triumphed in the most solemn manner;In point of fact, he was on
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 3, line 509 (search)
teady foot-hold for an ocean fight. Meanwhile had Caesar's squadron left the Rhone And reached with Brutus' This was Decimus Brutus, an able and trusted lieutenant of Caesar, who made him one of his heirs in the second degree. He, however, joined the conspiracy, and it was he who on the day of the murder induced Caesar to go to the Senate House. Less than two years later, after the siege of Perusia, he was deserted by his army, taken and put to death. turret ship the strait By Stoechas'Near Toulon, and now called the Iles d'Hyeres. isles. Nor less the Grecian host- Boys not yet grown to war, and aged men, Armed for the conflict, with their all at stake. Nor only did they marshal for the fight Ships meet for service; but their ancient keels Brought from the dockyards. When the morning rays Broke from the waters, and the sky was clear, And all the winds were still upon the deep, Smoothed for the battle, swift on either part The fleets essay the open; and the ships Tremble beneath the
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.), Chapter 3: strategy. (search)
comes to take an active part in the events of Ulm and Austerlitz: after those astonishing successes, Naples and Hanover were easily retaken. These are proofs against diversions: let us cite an example of the circumstances where they would be suitable. In the civil wars of 1793, if the Allies had detached from their armies twenty thousand veteran troops to disembark them in Vendee, they would have produced a much greater effect than by augmenting the masses which warred without success at Toulon, on the Rhine and in Belgium. Here is a case where a diversion might have been not only very useful, but decisive We have said that independently of remote diversions and of light corps, great detachments were frequently employed within the zone of the operations of an army. If the abuse of these great detached corps for objects more or less secondary, presents still, more dangers than the abuse of diversions, it is nevertheless but just to acknowledge that they are often advantageous
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)
ed a formidable artillery, can sustain the least comparison with the colossal project and the proportionate preparations which Napoleon had made for throwing a hundred and fifty thousand disciplined veterans upon England, by means of three thousand pinnaces, or large gun boats, protected by sixty ships-of-the-line. We see also how different it is to attempt such descents when only an arm of the sea of some leagues is to be crossed, or when one is to direct himself in open sea to great distances. The number of operations made by the Bosphorus is explained by this difference, which is decisive in these kinds of enterprises. * Six months after the first publication of this work, thirty thousand French embarked at Toulon, made a descent upon Algiers, and, more fortunate than Charles V, took possession of that place in a few days, and of all the regency. This expedition, as well conducted by the marine troops as by those of the land, did honor to the army as well as to its chiefs.
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 3: Fortifications.Their importance in the defence of States proved by numerous historical examples (search)
red by the little works of Fort L'Ecluse, Fort Pierre-chatel, Fort Barraux, Briancon, Mont Dauphin, Colmars, Entrevaux, and Antibes; while Besancon, Grenoble, and Toulon, form a second line; and Lyons a grand central depot. Where a great river or chain of lakes forms the boundary of a state, the system of defence will be much th this object. The Mediterranean frontier has Fort Quarre, Fort St. Marguerite, St. Tropez, Brigancon, the forts of Point Man, of l'ertissac, and of Langoustier, Toulon, St. Nicholas, Castle of If, Marseilles, Tour de Boue, Aigues-Montes, Fort St. Louis, Fort Brescou, Narbonne, Chateau de Salces, Perpignan, Collioure, Fort St. Elme, and Port Vendre. Toulon is the great naval depot for this frontier, and Marseilles the great commercial port. Both are well secured by strong fortifications. The Atlantic frontier has Bayonne; the forts of Royan, Grave. Medoc, Pate, &c., on the Gironde; Rochefort, with the forts of Chapus, Lapin, Aix, Oleron, &c., to cover
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)
Warren's squadron, and safely reached the coast of Ireland. As a further illustration, we quote from the report of the Board of National Defence in 1839. The Toulon fleet, in 1798, consisting of about twenty sail of the line and twenty smaller vessels of war, and numerous transports, making in all, three hundred sail and fortimself, and hear nothing of them from merchant vessels, we may judge of the probability of waylaying our adversary on the broad Atlantic. The escape of another Toulon fleet in 1805; the long search for them in the Mediterranean by the same able officer; the pursuit in the West Indies; their evasion of him among the islands; thetly in the dark as to the course Villeneuve had taken, sought for him in vain on the coast of Egypt. Scattered by tempests, the French fleet again took refuge in Toulon; whence it again put to sea, when refitted and ready, joining the Spanish fleet at Cadiz. On the courage, skill, vigilance, and judgment, acceded on all hands
in the warmest terms of the peculiar and uniform courtesy extended to them by the authorities and functionaries of Austria. That Government seemed to have quite forgotten the Martin Koszta affair. On the 2d of February, 1856, they arrived at Toulon, and, with the authority previously obtained from the French Government, examined the military and naval defences of that important depot. But the only facility extended to them was that afforded by a printed ticket of admission transmitted from Paris, which did no more than command the services of a porter to conduct them through the buildings, docks, and vessels, and gave them no opportunity to converse with any of the officers. From Toulon they visited in succession Marseilles, Lyons, Belfort, Strasbourg, Rastadt, Coblentz, and Cologne, observing their fortresses and defences,--in the last three places, however, without the advantage of any special authority. The 24th and 25th of February were spent at Liege, where their time wa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chabert, Joseph Bernard, Marquis De 1724-1805 (search)
Chabert, Joseph Bernard, Marquis De 1724-1805 naval officer; born in Toulon, France, Feb. 28, 1724; joined the navy in 1741; came to America, and fought with the French in the Revolutionary War, winning much distinction. Later he planned and finished maps of the shores of North America. He was author of Voyages sur les cotes de l'amerique septentrionale. He died in Paris, Dec. 1, 1805.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), French assistance. (search)
French assistance. In accordance with the spirit of the treaty of alliance between the United States and France (Feb. 6, 1778), a French fleet was speedily fitted out at Toulon. It consisted of twelve ships of the line and four frigates, commanded by the Count D'Estaing (q. v.). This fleet arrived in the Delaware on July 8, 1778, bearing 4,000 French troops. With it came M. Gerard, the first French minister accredited to the United States. Silas Deane also returned from his mission to France in the same vessel (the Languedoc), the flagship. Having sent his passengers up to Philadelphia in a frigate, D'Estaing sailed for Sandy Hook, and anchored off the harbor of New York. Lord Howe, who had fortunately for himself left the Delaware a few days before D'Estaing's arrival, was now with his fleet in Raritan Bay, whither the heavy French vessels could not safely follow. On July 22 he sailed, with his squadron, to co-operate with General Sullivan against the British in Rhode Isla
en, Arabia, to Hellania, Arabia718 1860*Hellania, Arabia, to Muscat, Arabia486 1860*Muscat, Arabia, to Kurrachee, India481 1860*Barcelona, Spain, to Mahon, Minorca1981,400 1860*Minorca to Majorca35250 1860*Iviza to Majorca74500 1860St. Antonio to Iviza76450 1861Corfu to Otranto, Italy, about901,000 1861*Malta to Tripoli, Africa230335 1861*Tripoli, Africa, to Bengazi, Africa508420 1861*Bengazi, Africa, to Alexandria, Egypt59380 1861Dieppe, France, to Newhaven, England8025 1861*Toulon, France, to Corsica1951,550 1862Wexford, Ireland, to Aberman, Wales6350 1862Lowestoft, Eng., to Zandvoort, Holland12527 Date.FromLength in Miles.Greatest Depth in Fathoms. 1863*Cagliari, Sardinia, to Sicily2111,025 1864*Cartagena, Spain, to Oran, Africa1301,420 1864Gwadur, India, to Elphinstone Inlet, India357437 1864Mussendom, Persia, to Bushire, Persia39397 1864Bushire, Persia, to Fao, Persia15419 1864Gwadur, India, to Kurrachee, India246670 1864Otranto, Italy, to Aviano, Turkey50
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