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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. 48 0 Browse Search
Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army. 38 0 Browse Search
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.) 34 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 28 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 16 0 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 14 0 Browse Search
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and this was quite right, only the order was rather vague and uncertain in saying that the English should try to turn the Russian right wing. It should have said that the English were to force, at whatever price, the extreme right wing of the Russians, and to proceed at once against their lines of retreat. This manoeuvre ought to have been the part of the French, whose army was better organized for rapid manoeuvres than the English, which still kept to its old system of lines as used by Wellington. The main attack was to commence half an hour after the feint attack. The feint attack was to be executed by 13,000 men, and was to be the first act of hostility. What must be the result of this attack? The Russians, seeing a body nearly as strong as the half of their army appear on their left flank, will form a crotchet with their left wing, and, being assailed at nearly the same moment by the English on their right flank, will dispose of the center troops not yet attacked to oppose
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 cavalry
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 Austerlitz, December 2, 1805. (search)
ke Charles; and that of Salamanca, gained by Wellington. The plan of the battle of Austerlitz shojoined Ney, and where he anticipated finding Wellington. Wellington had, however, already retreatedWellington had, however, already retreated to Mont St. Jean, and taken a position there, where he was followed by Napoleon, on the 17th of Junr six miles from Mont St. Jean. Blucher and Wellington concerted the measures to be taken for the 18th: Wellington was to keep his position to the last, and Blucher was to arrive and join him in the ce. Strength of the armies. Army of Wellington.   Battal's. Squad's. Batt's. Men. Angd. The battle-field chosen by the Duke of Wellington lies in advance of Mont St. Jean. The main f the 18th. Arrangements for Battle. Wellington's army occupied the heights near Mont St. Je cavalry was very enterprising. The half of Wellington's army was composed of soldiers who had seenelves to the French Guard, were repulsed. Wellington ordered the advance of the six battalions he[5 more...]
of Tactics. The direction in which we retreat is of the utmost importance. In the example of the battle of Waterloo this can easily he seen. If Blucher, after the battle of Ligny, had retreated to Namur, as many a general would have done, Wellington's army would have been lost, and a double defeat the consequence; his retreat to Wavre, and arrival at Belle Alliance, changed the defeat to the most decided victory. The direction of our retreat will depend on many circumstances. If we ad also be established there; they should be situated so as to cover the ships, and enable the troops to re-embark at any moment and in any kind of weather. The fortifications form the base of operation for the landed troops. The position of Wellington near Lisbon, and the fortifications of Torres Vedras to cover it, are a fine example. Fig. 31. The country in this part forms a triangle; on one side is the sea, on the other the Tagus, and the third side formed the fortifications of Torre