Amusing was a line from the commander in chief section: “When any service of danger is to be performed, you should send your second-in-command, or some inferior officer—but whomsoever you send, if he succeeds in the business, be sure to take all the merit of it to yourself.” – Reminds me of General Gates with Benedict Arnold (pre-traitor times)
And another for the Quartermaster: “The standing maxim of your office is to receive whatever is offered you, or you can get hold of, but not to part with anything you can keep. Your store-room must resemble the lion’s den”
Ha, must appear to have a bounty of supplies to give and always be a wanted resource.
A clever look into some military perspective, thank for sharing
Very apt for Gates and Arnold! Even to the point that Arnold was wounded.
“When you have occasion to put into winter quarters or cantonments in an enemy’s country, you should place your worst troops, or those you can least depend upon, in the out-posts: for if the enemy should form the design or cutting them off, though he would be the more likely to succeed in it, yet the loss, you know, is of the less consequence to your army.” Memories of Trenton?
Also I love the tongue in cheek style, it must have been written at least partly by an officer,and the language is brilliant!