Infantry Journal, Volume 22

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United States Infantry Association, 1923

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Page 687 - States, while the principal part of their force was detached for the reduction of two of them; we should not have found ourselves this spring so weak as to be insulted by 5,000 men, unable to protect our baggage and magazines, their security depending on a good countenance and a want of enterprise in the enemy; we should not have been the greatest part of the war inferior to the enemy, indebted for our safety to their inactivity, enduring frequently the mortification of seeing inviting opportunities...
Page 687 - ... men across the Delaware in 1776, trembling for the fate of America, which nothing but the infatuation of the enemy could have saved; we should not have remained all the succeeding winter at their mercy, with sometimes scarcely a sufficient body of men to mount the ordinary guards, liable at every moment to be dissipated, if they had only thought proper to march against us...
Page 260 - ARTICLE 42. Germany is forbidden to maintain or construct any fortifications either on the left bank of the Rhine or on the right bank to the west of a line drawn 50 kilometres to the East of the Rhine.
Page 686 - Had we formed a permanent army in the beginning, which, by the continuance of the same men in service, had been capable of discipline, we never should have had to retreat with a handful of men across the Delaware in 1776, trembling for the fate of America, which nothing but the infatuation of the enemy could have saved...
Page 200 - I'll tell you: It is doing the right thing without being told. But next to doing the thing without being told is to do it when you are told once.
Page 114 - The difficulty of reconnaissance increases in proportion to the measures adopted by the enemy to screen himself. The strength of the reconnoitering party is determined by the character of the information desired and the nature of the hostile screen.
Page 696 - Laish, unto a people quiet and secure, and smote them with the edge of the sword ; and they burnt the city with fire.
Page 82 - Any person who offends against the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding $300, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment...
Page 403 - WHEN you see the Stars and Stripes displayed, son, stand up and take off your hat. Somebody may titter. It is in the blood of some to deride all expression of noble sentiment. You may blaspheme in the street and stagger drunken in public places, and the bystanders will not pay much attention to you, but if you should get down on your knees and pray to Almighty God, or if you should stand bareheaded while a company of old soldiers marches by with flags to the breeze, most people will think you are...
Page 192 - War waged for humanity ; to inculcate and stimulate love of our country and the flag ; to ever maintain law and order, and to defend the honor, integrity and supremacy of our National Government and the Constitution of the United States; to foster fraternal relations between all branches of the Military and Naval services; to promote the cultivation of Military and Naval science and the adoption of a consistent and suitable Military and Naval policy for the United States...

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