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" I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the army and the government needed a dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that ''I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes... "
Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ... - Page 165
by Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - 228 pages
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The Secret War for the Union: The Untold Story of Military Intelligence in ...

Edwin C. Fishel - History - 1996 - 764 pages
...character that underlay that behavior. This was the occasion of Lincoln's often quoted advice to Hooker: "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recendy saying that both the Army and the Government needed a dictator. . . . Only those generals who...
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Fighting Joe Hooker

Walter H. Hebert - History - 1999 - 396 pages
...wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such way as to believe it, of your recently saying that...military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. The government will support you to the utmost of its ability, which is neither more nor less than it...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
...generals. Despite these facts, Lincoln needed an aggressive fighter who had some strategic vision. "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of...both the Army and the Government needed a Dictator," he wrote Hooker on January 26. "Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given...
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Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime

Eliot A. Cohen - Civil supremacy over the military - 2002 - 312 pages
...which you did a great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your...military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. The government will support you to the utmost of its ability, which is neither more nor less than it...
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Damage Them All You Can: Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia

George Walsh - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 502 pages
...which you did a great wrong to the country, and to a meritorious and honorable brother officer. ... Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command."" Hooker would be Lee's fifth foe since taking command — McClellan, Pope, McClellan again, and now...
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No Disgrace to My Country: The Life of John C. Tidball

Eugene C. Tidball - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 594 pages
...great wrong to his country. "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it," the president went on, "of your recently saying that both the Army and the Government needed a Dictator. Of course it was not^or this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes,...
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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

G. S. Boritt - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 356 pages
...because of these and other political utterances but was going to entrust him with the command anyway. "What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship," he said, and he went on to urge: "Beware of rashness, but with energy, sleepless vigilance, go forward,...
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Reflections of a Civil War Historian: Essays on Leadership, Society, and the ...

Herman Hattaway - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 272 pages
...could, in which you did a great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious brother officer. I hear, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. As commander in chief Lincoln was far from perfect. At times he allowed his generals too much discretion...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - Philosophy - 2003 - 852 pages
...which you did a great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. ser and simpler wants; ... in modem civilized society...shelter because it costs so little, while the civilized 1 have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes, can set up dictators. What I...
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The Rough Guide History of the USA

Greg Ward - History - 2004 - 436 pages
...man, and I am his the rest of the war.' fifi I have heard of your recently saying that both Army and Government needed a Dictator. Of course it was not...in spite of it, that I have given you the command . . . What I ask of you now is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. Abraham Lincoln,...
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