Elements of Military Art and Science eBook

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History of the Seven Years’ War, by Lloyd and Templehoff.  The military writings of Lloyd and Templehoff are valuable as connected with the history of strategy; but many of the principles laid down by these writers are now regarded as erroneous.

Memoires de Napoleon.  The Memoirs of Napoleon, as dictated by himself to Gourgaud and Montholon, have been translated into English.  It is hardly necessary to remark that they contain all the general principles of military art and science.  No military man should fail to study them thoroughly.  The matter is so condensed, and important principles are embodied in so few words, that they are not easily understood by the ordinary reader, and probably will never be popular with the multitude.

Essai general de Tactique, par Guibert.  A work very popular in its day, but now far less valuable than the writings already mentioned.

Ausfuehrliche Beschreibung der Schlacht des Pirmasens, von Gravert.  Regarded by military men as a valuable historical fragment.

Memoires sur les Campagnes en Espagne.  Souchet.

Memoires de Gouvion St. Cyr.

Statistique de la Guerre, par Reveroni St. Cyr.

Premiere Campagnes de la Revolution, par Grimoard.

Victoires et Conquetes.  Beauvais.

Campagnes de Suwarrow.  Laverne.

Histoire de la Guerre de la Peninsule.  Foy.

Precis des Evenements Militaires.  Mathieu Dumas.

Histoire de Napoleon et de la Grande Armee en 1812.  Segur

Memoires sur la Guerre de 1809.  Pelet.

La Campagne de 1814.  Koch.

Vom Kriege—­Die Feldzuegge, &c. Clausewitz.

La Revolution, le Consulat et l’Empire. Thiers.

Memoires sur la Guerre de 1812—­sur la Campagne du Vice roi en Italie, en 1813 et 1814; Histoire de la Guerre en Allemagne en 1814; Histoire des Campagnes de 1814 et 1815, en France.  Vaudoncourt.

Essai sur l’Art Militaire, &c. Carion-Nisas.

Histoire de l’Expedition en Russie en 1812.  Chambray.

War in Spain, Portugal, and the South of France.  John Jones.

Peninsular War.  Napier.

Notices of the War of 1812.  Armstrong

All the above are works of merit; but none are more valuable to the military man than the military histories of Jomini and Kausler, with their splendid diagrams and maps.]

CHAPTER III.

FORTIFICATIONS.

Fortifications, or engineering, may be considered with reference to the defence of states and the grand operation of armies; or with reference to the details of the construction, and attack, and defence of forts, and the influence of field-works on the tactical manoeuvres of armies.  It is proposed to speak here only of its general character, as a branch of the military art, without entering into any professional discussion of details.

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