History of the Civil War in America, Vol. 1 by Comte de Paris

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Comte de Paris
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Excerpt from History of the Civil War in America, Vol. 1

Much was said in France about the American civil war while it lasted. But the documents necessary to a full understanding of it as a whole, and to follow it in its details, were then wanting. Since that time public attention has been diverted by the events which have occurred in Europe. Nevertheless, this war in the New World may be useful to study, even after those of which our continent was the theatre in 1866 and 1870. At a time when labor and contemplation are the duty of all, no page of contemporaneous military history should be neglected.

Having been kindly received in the armies of the young republic, which remembers the support given by France to the first defenders of its independence, and has not failed to place the name of Bourbon among those who are to perpetuate its memory on its soil, it has been the wish of the author to present his grateful testimony to his late companions in arms. In writing his personal recollections, he has been led to describe a war some incidents of which have come within his own personal observation. Notwithstanding his legitimate preferences for the cause he served, he has endeavored to preserve, throughout his narrative, the strictest impartiality. He has examined, with equal care, the documents that have emanated from both parties; and if his work be a reflex of the vicissitudes in the midst of which it was prosecuted, he believes that it possesses, at least, the merit of precision and sincerity.

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