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" I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them — of lines of retreat, and of bases of supplies. "
Southern History of the War: The Second Year of the War - Page 90
by Edward Alfred Pollard - 1864 - 386 pages
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History of the United States: From the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 4

Jesse Ames Spencer - United States - 1866 - 618 pages
...desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases which I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them — of lines of retreat, and of bases of supplies. Let us discard such ideaa The strongest position a soldier should desire to occupy...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 37

Literature - 1889 - 1060 pages
...desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases which I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of taking strong positions, and holding them; of lines of retreat, and of bases of supplies. Let us discard such ideas. The strongest position that a soldier should desire...
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Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the ...

James Grant Wilson - Illinois - 1862 - 202 pages
...opportunity I shall endeavor to give you. Meantime, I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases which I am sorry to find much in vogue among you....positions and holding them— of lines of retreat— and of basee of supplies. Let us discard such ideas. The strongest position the soldier should desire to...
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Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the ...

James Grant Wilson - Illinois - 1862 - 212 pages
...opportunity I shall endeavor to give you. Meantime, I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases which I am sorry to find much in vogue among you....constantly of taking strong positions and holding them—of lines of retreat—and of bases of supplies. Let us discard such ideas. The strongest position...
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the american annual cyclopaedia

1863 - 856 pages
...the mean time I desire yon to dismiss certain phrases I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst von. I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding...them — of lines of retreat and bases of supplies. Lei us discard such ideas. The strongest position a soldier should desire to occupy is one from which...
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The Life of Stonewall Jackson: From Official Papers, Contemporary Narratives ...

John Esten Cooke - 1863 - 316 pages
...proceeded to pen his " order " to the army. " I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases, which I am sorry to find much in vogue among you....Let us discard such ideas. The strongest position which a soldiea should desire to occupy, is the one from which he can most easily advance upon the...
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The Life of Stonewall Jackson: From Official Papers, Contemporary Narratives ...

John Esten Cooke - Generals - 1863 - 328 pages
...proceeded to pen his " order " to the army. " I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases, which I am sorry to find much in vogue among you....of lines of retreat, and bases of supplies. Let us tiiscard such ideas. The strongest position which a soldiea should desire to occupy, is the one from...
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The American Annual Cyclopędia and Register of Important Events ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1863 - 848 pages
...the mean time I desire you to dismiss certain phrases I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst Ton. I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding...Let us discard such, ideas. The strongest position а soldier should desire to occupy is one IV, mi which he eu most easily advance against the enemy....
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The Great Rebellion: A History of the Civil War in the United States, Volume 2

Joel Tyler Headley - History - 1863 - 554 pages
...on taking personal command, though full of promise in words, was ominous of defeat. In it he said, " I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them — of lines of retreat, and of bases of supplies — let us discard such ideas." And again, " Let us study the probable line of...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volume 2

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1866 - 842 pages
...desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases which I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst hes : "HEADQUARTERS ARMY OP TOE POTOMAC, ) '• WILLIAMSBURO, VA., May 6. ) " Hon. EM STANTON, S of bases of supplies. Let us discard such ideas. " The strongest positiou a soldier should desiro to...
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