The Art of War
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The Art of War
By baron de Antoine Henri Jomini
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  • THE ART OF WAR
  • BY
  • BARON DE JOMINI,
    • BY
  • Capt. G.H. MENDELL,
    • AND
  • Lieut. W.P. CRAIGHILL,
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS.
  • SUMMARY
    • OF
  • THE ART OF WAR.
    • DEFINITION OF THE ART OF WAR.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • STATESMANSHIP IN ITS RELATION TO WAR.
  • ARTICLE I.
    • Offensive Wars to Reclaim Rights.
  • ARTICLE II.
    • Of Wars Defensive Politically, and Offensive in a Military Point of View.
  • ARTICLE III.
    • Wars of Expediency.
  • ARTICLE IV.
    • Of Wars with or without Allies.
  • ARTICLE V.
    • Wars of Intervention.
  • ARTICLE VI.
    • Aggressive Wars for Conquest and other Reasons.
  • ARTICLE VII.
    • Wars of Opinion.
  • ARTICLE VIII.
    • National Wars.
  • ARTICLE IX.
    • Civil Wars, and Wars of Religion.
  • ARTICLE X.
    • Double Wars, and the Danger of Undertaking Two Wars at Once.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • MILITARY POLICY.
  • ARTICLE XI.
    • Military Statistics and Geography.
  • ARTICLE XII.
    • Other Causes which exercise an Influence upon the Success of a War.
  • ARTICLE XIII.
    • Military Institutions.
  • ARTICLE XIV.
    • The Command of Armies, and the Chief Control over Operations.
  • ARTICLE XV.
    • The Military Spirit of Nations, and the Morale of Armies.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • STRATEGY.
    • DEFINITION OF STRATEGY AND THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF WAR.
    • THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF WAR.
  • OF STRATEGIC COMBINATIONS.
  • ARTICLE XVI.
    • Of the System of Operations.
  • ARTICLE XVII.
    • Of the Theater of Operations.
  • ARTICLE XVIII.
    • Bases of Operations.
    • Fig. 1.
    • Fig. 2.
  • ARTICLE XIX.
    • Strategic lines and Points, Decisive Points of the Theater of War, and Objective Points of Operations.
    • OBJECTIVE POINTS.
  • ARTICLE XX.
    • Fronts of Operations, Strategic Fronts, Lines of Defense, and Strategic Positions.
    • FRONTS OF OPERATIONS AND STRATEGIC FRONTS.
    • LINES OF DEFENSE.
    • STRATEGIC POSITIONS.
  • ARTICLE XXI.
    • Zones and Lines of Operations.
    • OBSERVATIONS UPON THE LINES OF OPERATIONS IN THE WARS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
    • Fig. 3.
    • THE STRATIGIC FIELD OF 1806.
      • To illustrate Maxim 3 on the direction of Lines of Operations.
    • To illustrate Maxim 3 on the direction of Lines of Operations.
    • MAXIMS ON LINES OF OPERATIONS.
    • Fig. 4.
    • OBSERVATIONS UPON INTERIOR LINES—WHAT HAS BEEN SAID AGAINST THEM.
  • ARTICLE XXII.
    • Strategic Lines.
  • ARTICLE XXIII.
    • Means of protecting a Line of Operations by Temporary Bases or Strategic Reserves.
    • STRATEGIC RESERVES.
  • ARTICLE XXIV.
    • The Old System of Wars of Position and the Modern System of Marches.
  • ARTICLE XXV.
    • Depots of Supplies, and their Relation to Marches.
  • ARTICLE XXVI.
    • The Defense of Frontiers by Forts and Intrenched Lines.—Wars of Sieges.
    • INTRENCHED LINES.
  • ARTICLE XXVII.
    • The Connection of Intrenched Camps and Têtes de Ponts with Strategy.
    • TÊTES DE PONTS.
  • ARTICLE XXVIII.
    • Strategic Operations in Mountains.
  • ARTICLE XXIX.
    • Grand Invasions and Distant Expeditions.
  • EPITOME OF STRATEGY
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • GRAND TACTICS AND BATTLES.
  • ARTICLE XXX.
    • Positions and Defensive Battles.
  • ARTICLE XXXI.
    • Offensive Battles, and Different Orders of Battle.
    • Fig. 5.[25]
    • Fig. 6.
    • Fig. 7.
    • Fig. 8.
    • Fig. 9.
    • Fig. 12.
    • Fig. 12 bis.
    • Fig. 13.
    • Fig. 14.
    • Fig. 15.
    • Fig. 16.
  • ARTICLE XXXII.
    • Turning Maneuvers, and too extended Movement in Battles.
  • ARTICLE XXXIII.
    • Unexpected Meeting of Two Armies on the March.
  • ARTICLE XXXIV.
    • Of Surprises of Armies.
  • ARTICLE XXXV.
    • Of the Attack by Main Force of Fortified Places, Intrenched Camps or Lines.—Of Coups de Main in General.
    • COUPS DE MAIN.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • OF SEVERAL MIXED OPERATIONS, WHICH ARE IN CHARACTER PARTLY STRATEGICAL AND PARTLY TACTICAL.
  • ARTICLE XXXVI.
    • Of Diversions and Great Detachments.
  • ARTICLE XXXVII.
    • Passage of Rivers and Other Streams.
  • ARTICLE XXXVIII.
    • Retreats and Pursuits.
  • ARTICLE XXXIX.
    • Of Cantonments, either when on the March, or when established in Winter Quarters.
  • ARTICLE XL.
    • Descents.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • LOGISTICS; OR, THE PRACTICAL ART OF MOVING ARMIES.
  • ARTICLE XLI.
    • A few Remarks on Logistics in General.
  • ARTICLE XLII.
    • Of Reconnoissances and other Means of gaining Correct Information of the Movements of the Enemy.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • OF THE FORMATION OF TROOPS FOR BATTLE, AND THE SEPARATE OR COMBINED USE OF THE THREE ARMS.
  • ARTICLE XLIII.
    • Posting Troops in Line of Battle.
    • Different Formations of Lines of Battle for Two Corps of Infantry.
    • Fig. 17.
    • Fig. 18.
    • Fig. 19.
    • Fig. 20.
    • Fig. 21.
    • Fig. 22.
    • Formation of Two Corps of Three Divisions of Two Brigades each.
    • Fig. 23.
    • Fig. 24.
    • Fig. 25.
    • Two Corps of Three Divisions of Three Brigades each.
    • Fig. 26.
    • Fig. 27.
    • Fig. 28.
  • ARTICLE XLIV.
    • Formation and Employment of Infantry.
    • FIG. 29. [46] Deployed in order of two lines.
    • Fig. 30. Twelve battalions in columns of attack in two lines, with skirmishers in the intervals.
    • Fig. 31.
    • Fig. 32.
    • Fig. 33.
    • Fig. 34.
    • Fig. 35. Division in battalion squares.
    • Fig. 36. The same division in long battalion squares.
    • Fig. 37. Squared of regiments of three battalions.
  • ARTICLE XLV.
    • Cavalry.
    • Fig. 38. Cavalry division of five regiments. Cavalry deployed should be in checkered order rather than in full lines.
  • ARTICLE XLVI.
    • Employment of Artillery.
  • ARTICLE XLVII.
    • Of the Combined Use of the Three Arms.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • SUPPLEMENT
    • TO THE
    • SUMMARY OF THE ART OF WAR.
  • NOTE
    • UPON
    • THE MEANS OF ACQUIRING A GOOD STRATEGIC COUP-D'OEIL.
    • Fig. 39.
    • Fig. 40.
  • SECOND APPENDIX
    • TO THE
    • SUMMARY OF THE ART OF WAR.
    • ON THE FORMATION OF TROOPS FOR BATTLE.
  • SKETCH OF THE PRINCIPAL MARITIME EXPEDITIONS.
  • INDEX
    • Map of portions of Germany, Switzerland & Italy.
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