Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.: From Its Establishment, in 1802, to 1890, Volume 1

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1891 - Military education
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Page 217 - We live in deeds, not years ; in thoughts, not breaths ; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best
Page 182 - A wise man will hear, and will increase learning ; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels," so as " to understand a proverb and the interpretation, — the words of the wise and their dark sayings.
Page 16 - the still and mental parts, That do contrive how many hands shall strike When fitness calls them on, and know, by measure Of their observant toil, the enemy's weight, — Why, this hath not a finger's dignity ; They call this
Page 363 - and its door closed from the effect of the heat, four barrels and three cartridges of powder only being available, and no provisions but pork remaining, I accepted the terms of evacuation offered by General Beauregard, being the same offered by him on the llth inst., prior to the commencement of hostilities, and
Page 5 - Whatever arguments may be drawn from particular examples, superficially viewed, a thorough examination of the subject will evince that the Art of War is both comprehensive and complicated ; that it demands much previous study, and that the possessionof it, in its most improved and perfect state, is
Page 56 - wore a saintly air, mingling tenderness, charity, and all the sweet offices of love and duty. " A man he seem'd of cheerful yesterdays. And confident to-morrows ; with a face Not worldly-minded, for it bore too much Of nature's impress, — gayety and health, Freedom and hope ; but keen withal, and shrewd. His
Page 143 - Though old, he still retain'd His manly sense and energy of mind : Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe ; He still remembered that he once was young : His easy presence check'd no decent joy. Him even the dissolute admired ; for he A graceful looseness, when he pleased, put on, And, laughing, could instruct.
Page 44 - old man ! how well in thee appears The constant service of the antique world. When service sweat for duty, not for meed ! Thou
Page 368 - Charles F. Smith, by his coolness and bravery at Fort Donelson when the battle was against us, turned the tide and carried the enemy's outworks ; make him a Major-General. You can't get a better one. Honor him for this victory, and the
Page 627 - Having performed my duty conscientiously, and to the best of my ability, the censure of the President is in my judgment so undeserved that I feel compelled most respectfully to ask to be immediately relieved from the command of this Army.

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