Excerpt from Blue Shirt and Khaki: A Comparison The American soldier to-day occupies a new place in the regard of the world. Up to the campaigning of July and August, 1898, in Cuba, Porto Rico, and Luzon, the military men of Europe were accus tomed to think of the fighting force of the United States as a thing too small to be considered. They had forgotten the great Civil \var, and they did t comprehend our vast resources for a volunteer army. A standing army of men was insignificant to officers and statesmen who were accustomed to esti mate a national force in the terms of millions. Con sequently, the martial potency of the United States had fallen into general contempt. This judgment. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.