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- n. Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides; 1740-1748
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They elected him their captain, and, like many citizen officers of the time, he did his best to absorb the standard military texts—Caesar’s commentaries on the Gallic Wars, accounts of Marshal Saxe’s campaigns during the War of the Austrian Succession 1740-1748, the lives of Hannibal and Alexander the Great, and so on.