Elements of Military Art and Science, Or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactics of Battles, &c: Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, and Engineers : Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia

D. Appleton, 1861 - 449 sider

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Side 19 - Oh ! bloodiest picture in the book of Time Sarmatia fell unwept, without a crime ; Found not a generous friend, a pitying foe, Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her woe...
Side 196 - ... the foe, unless we can control the chances of finding the enemy's fleet within his- port, and the still more uncertain chance of keeping him there ; the escape of a single vessel being sufficient to cause the loss of our harbor.
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Side 379 - Whatever argument may be drawn from particular examples, superficially viewed, a thorough examination of the subject will evince, that the art of war is at once comprehensive and complicated ; that it demands much previous study ; and that the possession of it, in its most improved and perfect state, is always of great moment to the security of a nation.
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Side 197 - As it cannot be denied that the enemy may select his point of attack out of the whole extent of coast, where is the prescience that can indicate the spot ? And if it cannot be foretold, how is that ubiquity to be imparted that shall always place our fleet in the path of the advancing foe ? Suppose we attempt to cover the coast by cruising in front of it.
Side 408 - ... swords shall be beaten into ploughshares, and spears into pruning hooks ; when nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Side 94 - In the second place, we have a right to make the enemy's country contribute to the expenses of the war. Troops, in the enemy's country, may be subsisted either by regular magazines, by forced requisitions, or by authorized pillage. It is not always politic, or even possible, to provide regular magazines for the entire supplies of an army during the active operations of a campaign. Where this cannot...
Side 137 - ... reason to fear that a great pestilence among the human race was likely to follow in the train of that tremendous war. Near fifteen thousand houses had been burned to the ground. The population of the kingdom had in seven years decreased to the frightful extent of ten per cent. A sixth of the males capable of bearing arms had actually perished on the field of battle. In some districts, no labourers, except women, were seen in the fields at harvesttime.

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