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" If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you, or to any other persons in Washington. " You have done your best to sacrifice this army. "
Edwin McMasters Stanton: The Autocrat of Rebellion, Emancipation, and ... - Page 166
by Frank Abial Flower - 1905 - 425 pages
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Proceedings of the Reunion Society of Vermont Officers, ... with ..., Volume 2

Reunion Society of Vermont Officers - Local history - 1906
...to wring the heart of President Lincoln by sending him a despatch in which he said : "If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any other persons in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." Then came the...
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Field, Fort and Fleet: Being a Series of Brilliant and Authentic Sketches of ...

M. Quad - United States - 1885 - 520 pages
...the government has not sustained this army. If you do not do so now the game is lost. If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any other persons in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army ! History need only...
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Political Discussions, Legislative, Diplomatic, and Popular, 1856-1886

James Gillespie Blaine - Etats-Unis - 1887 - 525 pages
...lying at Harrison's Landing, General McClellan telegraphed to the Secretary of War: " If I save this Army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any persons in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this Army" It is an old maxim, fellow-citizens,...
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Drum-beat of the Nation: The First Period of the War of the ..., Volume 4

Charles Carleton Coffin - United States - 1887 - 478 pages
...could not be taken away. General McClellan sent a last despatch to Secretary Stanton : " If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any other person in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." It was regarded...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 46

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1887
...regarded as a great achievement, declaring to Stanton while it was being accomplished, "If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any other persons in Washington." But how could he dare to claim credit for it now ? If one can...
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Political Essays

James Russell Lowell - United States - 1888 - 326 pages
...following sentences at the end of an official communication addressed to the latter : " If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you, or to any other persons in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." (28th June, 1862.)...
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Appleton's Cyclopędia of American Biography: Lodge-Pickens

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - America - 1888
...Richmond the next day, and he closed the despatch to Sec. Stanton with the bold assertion: "If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you, or to any other persons in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." On the third day,...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...the Government has not sustained this army. If you do not so now, the game is lost. " If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you, or to any other persons in Washington. " You have done your best to sacrifice this army. " GB McCLELLAN....
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A Short History of the War of Secession, 1861-1865

Rossiter Johnson - United States - 1888 - 552 pages
...close of a long despatch to the Secretary of War on the 28th, General McClellan said : " If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any other persons in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." When Gen. John...
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Iowa in War Times

Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers - Iowa - 1888 - 615 pages
...plainly," he dared write to the War Department, " if I save this army now, I owe no thanks to you, nor to any person in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." It seemed as if the government feared the man who was leading its armies to disaster in the East. Private...
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