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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.) 22 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 18 0 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 14 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 8 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 8 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
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. 6 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
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ck. After all, in modern times, a comparative handful always decide the war. In 1796-'97, the Austrians and French together had seven or eight hundred thousand men under arms, but the contest was decided in Italy, where the French had never more than thirty thousand.--In 1805, Austria had five hundred and fifty thousand men under arms. The army that was captured or dispersed at Ulm did not number more than eighty thousand; yet that, in fact, decided the contest. At Ligny, Quatre Bras and Waterloo less than three hundred thousand men decided a contest which more than two millions were armed to take a part in. Such enormous bodies cannot be brought into action entire. They serve merely as recruiting depots for the army in front as it becomes exhausted. With all the enormous hosts Lincoln has called out heretofore, he has never been able to bring more than three to one to bear upon us; and he is not likely increase that disparity. With such a proportion between us and him, we have g