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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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Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

David J. Eicher - History - 2007 - 376 pages
...Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, a brash, forty-eight-year-old, hard-drinking egotist. Lincoln wrote Hooker, "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of...in spite of it, that I have given you the command. . . . Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories."3...
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The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll - Volume 3 - Lectures (Shakespeare ...

532 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...for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military...
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The Dark Intrigue: The True Story of a Civil War Conspiracy

Frank Van der Linden - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 332 pages
...Joseph Hooker, even though "Fighting Joe" had been conspiring to oust Burnside and was calling for a dictator. "Of course, it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command," Lincoln told Hooker. "What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship."...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 293 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 it's ability, which is neither more nor less than...
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Powerful Wisdom for Powerful Writing: Applying Ancient Teachings to ...

Richard W. Kelsey - Self-Help - 2008 - 155 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...generals, who gain successes, can set up dictators. (THE CHAIN) What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. The government...
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Safire's Political Dictionary

William Safire - Political Science - 2008 - 888 pages
...General Joseph Hooker, a bombastic officer who had said the nation needed a dictator, Lincoln wrote: "Only those Generals who gain successes can set up...military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." General George B. McClellan, true to General Cushing's prophecy, did turn out to be the Democratic...
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