Soldier

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SOLDIER. A military man; a private in the army.
     2. The constitution of the United States, amend. art. 3, directs that no soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the 'consent of the owner; nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

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Conservative military thinking in the age of horse-drawn transport was dominated by supply and logistic concerns combined with a lack of faith in the "lower class" ranks of common soldiers.
There is no question that the memoir was worth bringing to light or that it will become a standard source for gaining insight into the common soldier of Lee's army.
Wolff would remember Hemingway's spirit of optimism and his concern for the common soldier.
For this book is other things as well: it is the pitiable, agonising story of the common soldier and the horrors of war.
centers on the lowest possible denominator in warfare: the common soldier.
The award was distinctive because it was available to the common soldier at a time when normally only officers were eligible for military decorations.
Looking at the common man, the common soldier, and their interactions with the union army, "The Prairie Boys Go to War" does well in analyzing the people of Illinois and their contributions to the civil war, highly recommended.
They needed fighting men, they were very pleased to hear about success and victories, but they didn't want anything to do with the common soldier.
With it, the surge has a chance of succeeding; without it, the surge is doomed to failure, and it will be the common soldier and his or her family, not the politician, who will pay the price.
Recent scholarship on the Second World War has focused a great deal on the actions and experiences of the common Soldier, and accounts of "The Greatest Generation" have been increasingly common.
IO tends to focus on a decision-maker," Reves added, "from a common Soldier to a national leader.
His principal sympathy, though,always lay with the common soldier and again Graham had the courage to speak strongly about the fine qualities found on either side of no man's land, whether British, French or German.