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GENERALS WOOD AND FUNSTON IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN. 337
GENERAL PERSHING IN PURSUIT OF VILLA AND THE KAISER. 348
WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE..... .Frontispiece
PAGE LINCOLN RECEIVING THE SURRENDER OF LORD CORN
70 CASTLE OF CHAPULTEPEC. ... GENERAL SAM HOUSTON AT THE BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO 140 LAST BATTLE-LINE OF LEE's Army....
168 SHERMAN'S MARCH TO THE SEA..
184 BATTLE OF SECOND BULL Run...
190 BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA,
198 RETREAT FROM GETTYSBURG.
208 WOUNDED AT SIBONEY..
278 ANTIETAM: THE FIGHT AT BURNSIDE'S BRIDGE.
282 CUSTER'S LAST STAND.....
306 INDIAN Room IN MILES's House...
330 THE COUNTRY NEAR SANTIAGO..
340 GENERAL FOCH AND GENERAL PERSHING..
350 A U. S. BABY TANK..
HEROES OF THE ARMY
GEORGE WASHINGTON, THE PEERLESS
SOLDIER AND STATESMAN
GREATEST and most famous among the heroes of the American army is the immortal George Washington, the “ First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” Washington was first in war in another sense than is here intended, since it was he who led the men who fired the first shot in the first great American war.
There had been much fighting on American soil before the year 1754, when the French and Indian War began,-fighting with the Indians, the French, and the Spaniards,-and Americans of valor and military genius had made their mark in battle. But these were desultory fights, with hastily collected forces; there had been nothing that could be called an American army before that time; therefore with the first exploit of Washington at the head of the Virginia forces in the spring of 1754 the history of the American army may be said to have begun. So with the shining record of General George Washington we open our review of the famous soldiers of the great American republic.
To tell once more the story of Washington's life