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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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A Short History of the War of Secession, 1861-1865

Rossiter Johnson - United States - 1888 - 580 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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History of the 27th Regiment N.Y. Vols: Being a Record of Its More Than Two ...

New York (State) - 1888 - 334 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...in spite of it, that I have given you the command. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. The government will support...
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The American Nation: Its Executive, Legislative, Political ..., Volume 2

James Harrison Kennedy - Presidents - 1888 - 694 pages
...which you did a great wrong, both to the country and 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 a command. Only those generals who gain success can set up as dictators. What I ask of you is military...
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A Short History of the War of Secession, 1861-1865

Rossiter Johnson - History - 1888 - 574 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...course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that*! have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now...
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The North American Review, Volume 149

North American review - 1889 - 784 pages
...Hooker January 25, 1863. The next day Lincoln wrote Hooker a remarkable letter, in which he said : " Only those generals who gain successes can set up...military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. . . . Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories."...
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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Slavery - 1890 - 454 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...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 7

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 554 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 recently saying 87 CHAP. iv. that both the army and the Government needed a dictator. Of course, it was not for this,...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 7

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 548 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 recently saying s7 CHAP. iv. that both the army and the Government needed a dictator. Of course, it was not for this,...
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Personal Recollections of the War of the Rebellion: Addresses Delivered ...

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. New York Commandery - United States - 1897 - 368 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...given you the command. Only those generals who gain success can set up as Dictators. What I now ask of you is military success and I will risk the Dictatorship."...
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Life and Reminiscences of General Wm. T. Sherman

Thomas Clement Fletcher - Generals - 1891 - 518 pages
...General Hooker to the command of the Army of the Potomac, wrote him, under date of January 2 6th, 1863, " I have heard in such a way as to believe it, of your...recently saying that both the army and the Government needs a dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command....
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