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" I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel otherwise than that the Government has not sustained this army. If you do not do so now, the game is lost. "
THE AMERICAN CONFLICT: A HISTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLION IN THE UNITED STATES ... - Page 158
by HORACE GREELEY - 1866
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To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign

Stephen W. Sears - History - 2001 - 468 pages
...of the battlefield and its dead and wounded that day. He concluded his dispatch with an indictment: "If I save this Army now I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or any other persons in Washington — you have done your best to sacrifice this Army." Neither Secretary...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
...M. Stanton updating the secretary of war on his movements, and included the astonishing statement: "If I save this Army now I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or any other persons in Washington — you have done your best to sacrifice this Army." Fearing the secretary's...
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Extraordinary Circumstances: The Seven Days Battles

Brian K. Burton - History - 2001 - 524 pages
...Govermnent must not and cannot hold me responsihle for the result. l feel too eamestl\ to-night. I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel otherwise than thai the Govermnent has not sustained this auny. If you do not do so now the game is lost. If I save...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 800 pages
...first of the Seven Days' battles, telegraphed to Secretary Stanton: "I have seen too many dead ana wounded comrades to feel otherwise than that the government...this army. If you do not do so now the game is lost." Then McClellan used accusing words: "If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks...
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No Disgrace to My Country: The Life of John C. Tidball

Eugene C. Tidball - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 564 pages
...superior numbers overwhelmed him even after he brought his last reserves into action. He concluded, "If I save this Army now I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or any other persons in Washington — you have done your best to sacrifice this Army." Shocked by this...
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Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam

James M. McPherson - History - 2004 - 203 pages
...dead and wounded comrades to feel otherwise than that this Government has not sustained this army. ... If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or any other persons in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." A startled colonel...
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Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam

James M. McPherson - History - 2002 - 224 pages
...small," he told Stanton. "The government must not and cannot hold me responsible for the result. ... I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel otherwise than that this Government has not sustained this army. ... If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 528 pages
...defeat to a victory — as it is the Govt must not & cannot hold me responsible for the result. ... If I save this Army now I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or any other persons in Washington — you have done your best to sacrifice this Army." And with that,...
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Command Failure in War: Psychology and Leadership

Philip Langer, Robert Pois - History - 2004 - 304 pages
...Paris, "and they thought I was the fool."1co CHAPTER THREE McCLELLAN'S FLAWED CAMPAIGN: THE WOUNDED EGO If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or any other person in Washington. You have done your best to sacnfice the army. T An .HIS WAS TO BE THE...
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies Allen C Guelzo, Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program Allen C Guelzo - History - 2004 - 332 pages
...telegraph a report to Stanton, his sense of injury mounted to a ferocious climax in the last sentence: "If I save this Army now I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or any other persons in Washington — you have done your best to sacrifice this Army." (The closing was...
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