THE OFFICER’S MANUAL.
MAXIMS OF WAR.
WEST & JOHNSTON.
Evans & Cogswell, Printers.
No. 3 Broad St., Charleston, S. C.
publisher has reissued this little volume as a
publication timely for the occasion. A collection of
maxims which directed the military operations of the
greatest captain of modern times, cannot fail to prove
of great use to such young officers as really desire a
knowledge of the art of war. The maxims are illustrated
by instances drawn from the campaigns of Gustavus
Adolphus, Turenne, Frederick, and Napoleon. These great
men were all governed by the same principles, and it is
by applying these principles to the perusal of their
respective campaigns, that every military man will
recognize their wisdom, and make6
such use of them hereafter as his own particular genius
shall point out.
perhaps,” says the translator, Col. D’Aguilar, “my task
might have been considered finished; but perceiving how
incomplete the collection was alone, I have endeavored
to supply the deficiency by having recourse for further
illustration to the memoirs of Montécuculli, and the
instructions of Frederick to his generals. The analogy
of their principles with those of