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" Not only does it afford the obvious and immediate military advantages ; but in showing to the world that your army could be divided, putting the stronger part to an important new service, and yet leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing force of the... "
THE PATRIOTISM OF ILLINOIS. A RECORD OF THE CIVIL AND MILITARY HISTORY OF ... - Page 285
by T. M. EDDY, D. D., - 1866
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Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman, Volume 1

William Tecumseh Sherman, William T. Tecumseh Sherman - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 1136 pages
...indeed a great success. Not only does it afford the obvious and immediate military advantages, but, in showing to the world that your army could be divided,...and yet leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing force of the whole. Hood's army, it brings those who sat in darkness to see a great light. But what...
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Unspoiled Heart: The Journal of Charles Mattocks of the 17th Maine

Charles Mattocks, Philip N. Racine - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 446 pages
...indeed a great success. Not only does it afford the obvious and immediate military advantages, but, in showing to the world that your army could be divided,...and yet leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing force of the whole — Hood's army — it brings those who sat in darkness to see a great light" (OR,...
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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 216 pages
...than to acquiesce. . . . Not only does it afford the obvious and immediate military advantages ... it brings those who sat in darkness, to see a great light. But what next? I suppose it will be safer if I leave Gen. Grant and yourself to decide. 27 Lincoln insisted on unconditional surrender....
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War and Ruin: William T. Sherman and the Savannah Campaign

Anne J. Bailey - History - 2003 - 152 pages
..."indeed a great success. Not only does it afford the obvious and immediate military advantages, but, in showing to the world that your army could be divided,...and yet leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing force of the whole — Hood's army — it brings those who sat in darkness to see a great light."6...
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On the Road to Total War: The American Civil War and the German Wars of ...

Stig Förster, Jorg Nagler - History - 2002 - 720 pages
...campaign "a great success" not only in affording "the obvious and immediate military advantages" but also "in showing to the world that your army could be divided,...and yet leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing force of the whole - Hood's army." This, Lincoln said, "brings those who sat in darkness, to see a...
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The Papers of Jefferson Davis: September 1864–May 1865

Jefferson Davis - History - 2003 - 699 pages
...and "enough force left over to limit Hood's effectiveness." Lincoln later praised him (Dec. 26) for "showing to the world that your army could be divided,...the stronger part to an important new service, and leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing force of the whole — Hood's army — it brings those...
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A Legacy of Valor: The Memoirs and Letters of Captain Henry Newton Comey ...

Henry Newton Comey, Lyman Richard Comey - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 284 pages
...is indeed a great success. Not only does it afford the obvious and immediate military advantage, but in showing to the world that your army could be divided,...great light. But what next? I suppose it will be safe to leave you and General Grant to decide. Please make my grateful acknowledgments to your whole army,...
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Commanding Voices of Blue & Gray: General William T. Sherman, General George ...

Brian M. Thomsen - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 384 pages
...indeed a great success. Not only does it afford the obvious and immediate military advantages, but, in showing to the world that your army could be divided,...and yet leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing force of the whole, Hood's army, it brings those who sat in darkness to see a great light. But what...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2006 - 265 pages
...indeed a great success. Not only does it afford the obvious and immediate military advantages; but in showing to the world that your army could be divided,...and yet leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing force of the whole,— Hood's army,— it brings those who sat in darkness to see a great light. But...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume 8

United States. President - United States - 1917
...indeed a great success. Not only does it afford the obvious and immediate military advantages, but in showing to the world that your army could be divided,...and yet leaving enough to vanquish the old opposing force of the whole — Hood's Army — it brings those who sat in darkness to see a great light. Please...
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