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ARCHIBALD FORBES, GEORGE A. HENTY
Author of “ A Bookseller of the Last Century,"
WITH 16 ILLUSTRATIONS
Copyright, 1904, by A. Wessels Company
Printed, October, 1903
BROOKLYN, N. Y.
HE Famous Battles of the Nineteenth
Century have changed the face of nearly
every continent on the globe and have consolidated our own great nation. Therefore a knowledge of them, their causes and effects, is essential to a true understanding of worldhistory.
They have also called forth all that is patriotic, and noble, and courageous, and self-sacrificing in many of those who took part in them — in spite of the fact that war is a manifestation of the baser passion of human nature. True it is that
he who ruleth his own spirit is better than he that taketh a city,” and yet war with all its horrors calls for the exercise of all that self-restraint, and all that strength of character, and all that obedience to the call of duty, which we every one of us admire and which we all should emulate.
Moreover, the same courage and the same resourcefulness which has been evoked by the famous battles, in officer and common soldier alike, are needed always in life, and if read in