may rest on theleft or the rightwing,indifferently. Inthe secondcase, it shouldrest on the wingwhich issupported. Inthe third case, itshould fallperpendicularlyon the middle ofthe line formedby the army inmarching. But inall the casesabovementioned, it isnecessary tohave at everyfive or six days'march, a fort orentrenchedposition, wheremagazines ofprovisions andmilitary storesmay beestablished andconvoysorganized; andwhich mayserve as acentre of motionand a point ofsupply, and thusshorten the lineof operations.
It may be laiddown as aprinciple that ininvading acountry with twoor three armies,each of whichhas its owndistinct line ofoperationsextendingtowards a fixedpoint at whichall are to unite,the union of thedifferent corpsshould never be
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