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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