(Reprinted from the Journal of the United States Infantry Association.)
* From the Bulletin de la Presse et de la Bibliographie Militaires, (Bruxelles).
general features of operations,to sometimes descend to the movements of small units. It utilizes official reports as well as statements of eye-witnesses.
Whoever limits his military studies to historical narratives, like those of Thiers and Jomini, will acquire only a very imperfect idea of a real battle.
He will perceive the plans of campaigns, the movements of divisions, and sometimes those of a few battalions, but very rarely those of companies. He will view successful attacks but observe scarcely anything of partial defeats and their causes. He will Perceive some heroic features, but never the weaknesses, although they are there.