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Table Annexed to Article: Hints to Young Generals by John Armstrong Jr. in MR Text
2 Our Constitutional Logic 651 (2014)
  • Peter J. Aschenbrenner, Purdue University
Abstract
The Baron Henri de Jomini’s Grand Tactique, first published in France (1805), was appropriated by John Armstrong, immediately before his appointment to serve as Madison’s Secretary of Defense. The Senate reluctantly confirmed him over determined opposition. Armstrong brought a remarkable and very recent credential to his role as Secretary of Defense, which must be taken as compensating for his leading role in the Newburgh conspiracy of 1783. Perhaps as a measure of atonement for this disservice, Armstrong published (the previous summer, July 1, 1812) a slim volume Hints to Young Generals by an Old Soldier, distilling Jomini’s Grand Tactique (1805) into 87 pages.
Keywords
  • Jomini,
  • Armstrong,
  • Grand Tactique,
  • Hints,
  • Art of War.
Publication Date
June, 2014
Citation Information
Peter J. Aschenbrenner. "Table Annexed to Article: Hints to Young Generals by John Armstrong Jr. in MR Text" 2 Our Constitutional Logic 651 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_aschenbrenner/247/