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Page 138 - Ordered: That the 22d day of February, 1862, be the day for a general movement of the land and naval forces of the United States against the insurgent forces.
Page 178 - I suppose the whole force which has gone forward for you is with you by this time. And if so, I think it is the precise time for you to strike a blow. By delay, the enemy will relatively gain upon you — that is, he will gain faster by fortifications and reinforcement than you can by reinforcements alone.
Page 142 - In fact would it not be less valuable in this ; that it would break no great line of the enemy's communications, while mine would ? 5th. In case of disaster, would not a retreat be more difficult by your plan than mine ? Yours truly, ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
Page 90 - Preserve the strictest discipline ; — remember that each one of you holds in his keeping, the honor of Ohio and the Union. If you are called upon to overcome armed opposition, I know that your courage is equal to the task ; — but remember, that your only foes are the armed traitors, — and show mercy even to them when they are in your power, for many of them are misguided. When, under your protection, the loyal men of Western Virginia have been enabled to organize and arm, they can protect themselves,...
Page 259 - I hope the people of England will be satisfied!" "I hope my country will do me justice!
Page 234 - They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.
Page 258 - 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.
Page 233 - In view of these circumstances, I present for your consideration the propriety of detaching largely from Halleck's army to strengthen this ; for it would seem that Halleck has now no large organized force in front of him, while we have. If this cannot...
Page 141 - MY DEAR SIR: — You and I have distinct and different plans for a movement of the Army of the Potomac — yours to be down the Chesapeake, up the Rappahannock to Urbana, and across land to the terminus of the railroad on the York River ; mine to move directly to a point on the railroad southwest of Manassas. If you will give me satisfactory answers to the following questions, I shall gladly yield my plan to yours.
Page 116 - The American people will hear with sadness and deep emotion that General Scott has withdrawn from the active control of the Army, while the President and a unanimous Cabinet express their own and the nation's sympathy in his personal affliction, and their profound sense of the important public services rendered by him to his country during his long and brilliant career, among which will ever be...