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Montenegrin Soldiers

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In a receutly-pubüsheu account oí cue Montenegriu arniy, some details are given of the c xtraordinary marcheB which havo been made by its soldiers dnring the present war with Turkey. Before the battle of Butscliidol the force engaged had mnrehed for fourteen hours across the country, over hill and dale, having, moreover, been previously unto arms for six hours. On this occasion the men had not i moiithfnl of food i'rom daybrrak uutil midnight; the day was jnteusely hot, the country traversed was mountainous and difficult, and yet not a ■man was left beln'ud. When inarching from place to place the Montenegnns never follow tlie roads, but move straight aoross the country. Although heavily laden, the men easily clinib the steepest roohs or deset nd the most precipitous slopes. Besidc-s their weapons thoy eariy invariably a bread bag and a plaid. TlitiraruiB consist usually of a rifle, a raiíiiss and a revolver. The bread bag coiitains geneially un enormous loaf of bread, bisouit, a üask, and a reserve of caitritlges. The ammunitiou for immediate use, as well as money and any other small articles, aro oarried in the belt.


Old News
Michigan Argus