Edwin McMasters Stanton: the autocrat of rebellion, emancipation, and reconstruction ...

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The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1905 - Statesmen - 425 pages
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Page 264 - The Confederate armies now in existence to be disbanded and conducted to their several state capitals, there to deposit their arms and public property in the state arsenal ; and each officer and man to execute and file an agreement to cease from acts of war, and to abide the action of the state and Federal authority.
Page 162 - If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you, or to any other persons in Washington. " You have done your best to sacrifice this army.
Page 139 - Move the remainder of the force down the Potomac, choosing a new base at Fortress Monroe, or anywhere between here and there, or, at all events, move such remainder of the army at once in pursuit of the enemy by some route.
Page 264 - 3. The recognition, by the Executive of the United States of the several State governments, on their officers and legislatures taking the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States...
Page 260 - He instructs me to say that you are not to decide, discuss, or confer upon any political question. Such questions the President holds in his own hands, and will submit them to no military conferences or conventions. Meantime you are to press to the utmost your military advantages.
Page 321 - You will transfer to Brevet Major General Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant General of the Army, who has this day been authorized and empowered to act as Secretary of War ad interim, all records, books, papers, and other public property now in your custody and charge.
Page 86 - Carolina, in any farther pledges as to the action of the military. One remedy only is left, and that is to withdraw the garrison from the harbor of Charleston altogether.
Page 260 - Lee's army, or on some minor and purely military matter. He instructs me to say that you are not to decide, discuss, or confer upon any political question. Such questions the President holds in his own hands, and will submit them to no military conferences or conventions.
Page 264 - The executive authority of the government of the United States not to disturb any of the people by reason of the late war so long as they live in peace and quiet, abstain from acts of armed hostility, and obey the laws in existence at the place of their residence.
Page 139 - I beg to assure you that I have never written you or spoken to you in greater kindness of feeling than now, nor with a fuller purpose to sustain you, so far as, in my most anxious judgment, I consistently can. But you must act.

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