Cavalry: Its History, Management, and Uses in War (Google eBook)

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D. Van Nostrand, 1863 - Cavalry - 515 pages
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Page 266 - And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared ; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
Page 411 - 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 346 - But here on the right, their horse, 'with lancers in the front rank,' charge desperately ; drive us back across the hollow of the Rivulet ; back a little ; but the Lord gives us courage, and we storm home again, horse and foot, upon them, with a shock like tornado tempests ; break them, beat them, drive them all adrift. ' Some fled towards Copperspath, but most across their own foot.
Page 367 - ... be intrusted with the defence of his country. Even the common soldier must possess not less than six acres of land, which served for the support of his family, and which were free from taxation. The forces of the Greeks also consisted chiefly of free citizens, who were early trained to arms, and, after attaining a prescribed age, were subject to actual service in war. Those who had reached the age of forty were released from this duty, except in cases of very urgent danger. Some were also wholly...
Page 459 - With many horses, its use may be almost dispensed with ; and even the brush needs not to be so hard, nor the points of the bristles so irregular, as they often are. A soft brush, with a little more weight of the hand, will be equally effectual, and a great deal more pleasant to the horse. A hair-cloth, while it will seldom irritate and tease, will be almost sufficient with horses that have a thin skin, and that have not been neglected.
Page 26 - When danger is a little removed from them, they will not turn out at all. When it comes home to them, the well affected instead of flying to arms to defend themselves, are busily employed in removing their families and effects, whilst the disaffected are concerting measures to make their submission, and spread terror and dismay all around, to induce others to follow their example. Daily experience and abundant proofs warrant this information.
Page 438 - Before birth they are nearly all in a state of incomplete growth, covered and concealed by the gums, but soon afterwards they rise through it in pairs, the first set, or milk teeth, being in course of time superseded by the permanent teeth as in all the mammalia. The following is the formula of the complete dentition of the horse : Incisors '-'.. canine |, molars {2.
Page 27 - ... service of the militia who come in, you cannot tell how, go, you cannot tell when, and act, you cannot tell where, consume your provisions, exhaust your stores, and leave you at last at a critical moment?
Page 223 - ... hazy morning, and daylight broke slowly; a fog hung in the dells and over the undulating ground in our front; there was an upright rock at some little distance in advance of the piquet, which looked, in the uncertain light, like a French vedette with his long drab cloak; the General fell into this mistake, and thinking the presumed vedette had advanced too near, ordered me to fire. Knowing thoroughly the ground in my front, I ventured to assure him of his error, at which insinuation he was pleased...
Page 261 - By Swift a privateer is defined to be an armed vessel, belonging to one or more private individuals, licensed by Government to take prizes from an enemy. " In Wilhelm's Military Dictionary (Phil. 1881), the name 'partisan ' is stated to be given to ' small corps detached from the main body of an army, and acting independently against the enemy. In partisan warfare much liberty is allowed to partisans.

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