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" I feel too earnestly to-night, I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades, to feel otherwise than that the government has not sustained this army. If you do not do so now, the game is lost. If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no... "
Letter of the Secretary of War, Transmitting Report on the Organization of ... - Page 134
1864 - 242 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 114

1914
...addressed probably the most impertinent sentence ever written by a soldier to his military superior. 'If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that...Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army.' But the same bitterness was manifested toward men much less deserving of it than the commander-in-chief...
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - Slavery - 1857 - 420 pages
...too weak." He concluded: " If I save the army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you nor to any other persons in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." Stanton still expressed the extraordinary hope that Richmond would fall in a day or two. He had lately...
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The Century, Volume 37

1889
...to cover my retreat and save the material and personnel of the army. ... If 1 save this army now, 1 tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to...Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army. The kind and patient words with which President Lincoln replied to this unsoldierly and unmanly petulance,...
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Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac: To ...

George Brinton McClellan - Maryland Campaign, 1862 - 1864 - 480 pages
...which to-day has been too plainly proved. If, at this instant, I could dispose of (10,000) ten thousand fresh men, I could gain the victory to-morrow. I know...done your best to sacrifice this army. GB MCCLELLAN, Major-General. To HON. EM STANTON, Secretary of War. The head-quarters' camp, at Savage's Station,...
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Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac: To ...

George Brinton McClellan - Maryland Campaign, 1862 - 1864 - 480 pages
...which to-day has been too plainly proved. If, at this instant, I could dispose of (10,000) ten thousand fresh men, I could gain the victory to-morrow. I know...You have done your best to sacrifice this army. GB McCLEIXAN, Major-GeneraL To HON. EM STANTON, Secretary of War. The head-quarters' camp, at Savage's...
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Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac: To ...

George Brinton McClellan - Maryland Campaign, 1862 - 1864 - 480 pages
...defeat to a victory; as it is, the government must not, and cannot, hold me responsible for the restrlt. I feel too earnestly to-night, I have seen too many...You have done your best to sacrifice this army. GB McCLEIXAN, To HON. EM STANTON, Secretary of War. Major-G«neraI. The head-quarters' camp, at Savage's...
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The Life, Campaigns, and Public Services of General McClellan. (George B ...

George Brinton McClellan - Generals - 1864 - 184 pages
...Government must not, and cannot hold me responsible for the result. I feel too earnestly to-night—I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...your best to sacrifice this army. "' GB McCLELLAN. " ' To HON. BM STANTON.' " "The head-quarters camp at Savage's station was broken np early on the morning...
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George Brinton McClellan : from Cadet to Major-General: A Biography

1864 - 352 pages
...feel too earnestly, to-night — I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel otherwise — that the Government has not sustained this army. If...Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." The day dawned hot and cheerless to the Army of the Potomac. No sound of a hostile gun disturbed the...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Presidents - 1864 - 510 pages
...wounded comrades to feel otherwise than that the Government has not sustained this army. If you do not so now, the game is lost. If I save this army now,...sacrifice this army. GB McCLELLAN. Hon. EM STANTON. Further communication with this officer was interrupted until, after his arrival at Harrison's Landing,...
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The North American Review, Volume 98

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1864
...McClellan wrote the following sentences at the end of an official communication addressed to the latter : " If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I...Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." (28th June, 1862.) We shall seek no epithet to characterize language like this. All but the most bigoted...
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