Elements of Military Art and Science eBook

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The administrative service of an army is usually divided into several distinct departments, as—­

Pay department. 
Subsistence "
Clothing "
Medical “}
} These in our service are united. 
Hospital "
Barrack “}These in our service are combined
Fuel “}in one, called the Quartermaster’s
Transportation “}department
Recruiting "
Military Justice, or Court Martial department.

It was intended to enter into the history, organization, and use of each of these civico-military departments of an army; but our limits are such as to preclude any thing like so detailed a discussion as would be necessary for a proper understanding of the subject.  We therefore pass from the staff directly to the line or rather the four principal arms of an army organization.[30]

[Footnote 30:  Of works that treat directly of staff organization and duties, those of Grimoard, Thiebault, Boutourlin, Labaume, are esteemed among the best.  The writings of Jomini, Napoleon, Rocquancourt, Vauchelle, Odier, Scharnhorst, also contain much valuable information on this subject.  The following list of books may be referred to for further information on the subjects alluded to in this chapter: 

Aide-Memoire des officiers generaux et superieurs et des capitaines.

Precis de l’art de la guerre. Jomini.

Memoires de Napoleon. Montholon et Gourgaud.

Cours elementaire d’art et d’histoire militaires. Rocquancourt.

Cours elementaire d’administration militaire. Vauchelle.

Droite elementaire d’art militaire, &c. Gay de Vernon.

Annuaire militaire historique, &c. Sicard.

Cours abrege d’administration militaire. Bernier.

Cours d’administration militaire, &c. Odier.

De l’administration de l’armee d’Espagne. Odier.

De l’organization de la force armee en France. Carion-Nisas.

Elemens de l’art militaire, &c. Cugnot.

Memoires sur la guerre. Feuquieres.

Cours d’art militaire et d’histoire. Jacquinot de Presle.

Cours d’art militaire. Fallot.

Theorie de l’officier superieur. Leorier.

Histoire de l’administration de la guerre. Audouin.

Instructions diverses a l’usage de l’ecole d’application du corps royal d’etat-major.

Handbuch fuer offiziere, &c. Scharnhorst.

Having omitted all discussion of the several departments of the administrative service of an army organization, it is not deemed necessary to give the names of books of reference on the subjects of pay, courts-martial, medicinal and hospital departments, &c., &c.]

CHAPTER X

ARMY ORGANIZATION.[31]—­INFANTRY AND CAVALRY

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