Notes on the Supply of an Army During Active Operations

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Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Company, 1899 - Military supplies - 239 pages
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Page 233 - ... bummers; for I have since heard of jewelry taken from women and the plunder of articles that never reached the commissary; but these acts were exceptional and incidental. I never heard of any...
Page 237 - You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm, as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable ; and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop this war, which can alone be done by admitting that it began in error, and is perpetuated in pride.
Page 237 - We must have peace, not only at Atlanta, but in all America. To secure this we must stop the war that now desolates our once happy and favored country. To stop...
Page 224 - Military necessity, as understood by modern civilized nations, consists in the necessity of those measures which are indispensable for securing the ends of the war, and which are lawful according to the modern law and usages of war.
Page 224 - Martial law should be less stringent in places and countries fully occupied and fairly conquered. Much greater severity may be exercised in places or regions where actual hostilities exist, or are expected and must be prepared for. Its most complete sway is allowed...
Page 235 - The arduous service in which our troops had been engaged, their great privations of rest and food, and the long marches, without shoes, over mountain roads,. had greatly reduced our ranks before the action began. These causes had compelled thousands of brave men to absent themselves, and many more had done so from unworthy motives. This great battle was fought by less than forty thousand men on our side...
Page 189 - The forage ration for a horse is fourteen pounds of hay and twelve pounds of oats, corn, or barley ; for a mule, fourteen pounds of hay and nine pounds of oats, corn, or barley.
Page 186 - ... ten pounds of rice or hominy; ten pounds of green coffee, or, eight pounds of roasted (or roasted and ground) coffee, or, one pound and eight ounces of tea; fifteen pounds of sugar; four quarts of vinegar; one pound and four ounces of adamantine or star candles; four pounds of soap; three pounds and twelve ounces of salt;* four ounces of pepper; thirty pounds of potatoes,* when practicable, and one quart of molasses.
Page 235 - Had all our stragglers been up, McClellan's army would have been completely crushed or annihilated. Thousands of thievish poltroons had kept away from sheer cowardice. The straggler is generally a thief, and always a coward, lost to all sense of shame : he can only be kept in the ranks by a strict and sanguinary discipline.
Page 186 - To every one hundred rations, fifteen pounds of beans or peas, or ten pounds of rice or hominy ; ten pounds of green coffee or eight pounds of roasted (or roasted and ground) coffee, or one pound and eight ounces of tea ; fifteen pounds of sugar; four quarts of vinegar...

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