Military Schools and Courses of Instruction in the Science and Art of War: In France, Prussia, Austria, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Sardinia, England, and the United States

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E. Steiger, 1872 - 960 pages
 

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Page 722 - 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.
Page 715 - To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing such parts of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by congress...
Page 866 - These ways would try all their peculiar gifts of nature ; and if there were any secret excellence among them would fetch it out, and give it fair opportunities to advance itself by...
Page 28 - Now, since the areas of similar polygons are to each other as the squares of their homologous sides...
Page 785 - ... the said corps shall be trained and taught all the duties of a private, non-commissioned officer and officer; be encamped at least three months of each year, and taught all the duties incident to a regular camp; that the candidates for cadets be not under the age of fourteen, nor above the age of twenty-one years...
Page 575 - ... died of wounds received in action, or of disease contracted on service abroad, and who have left their families in reduced circumstances.
Page 513 - Bevaring, or conscription troops, drawn by annual levy, from the male population between the age of 20 and 25 years. The law of conscription...
Page 866 - ... ride out in companies with prudent and staid guides to all the quarters of the land; learning and observing all places of strength, all commodities of building and of soil, for towns and tillage, harbours and ports for trade. Sometimes taking sea as far as to our navy, to learn there also what they can in the practical knowledge of sailing and of seafight.
Page 630 - ... for the Service ; it will be the duty of the Captain to make a special report thereof to the Admiralty, in order that the Cadet may be at once removed from the Navy. "IX. When the candidate shall have completed twelve months...
Page 513 - There are also Volunteers, first organised in the year 1861, by the spontaneous desire of the population of the kingdom. In time of peace the volunteers are individually free, and bound by no other but their own rules and regulations ; but in time of war they may be compelled to place themselves under the command of the military authorities.

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