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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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The Boys Life of Abraham Lincoln

Helen Nicolay - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 192 pages
...height of telegraphing to the Secretary of War, "If I save this army now I tell you plainly that 1 owe no thanks to you or to any other persons in Washington. You have clone your best to sacrifice this army," the President answered him kindly and gently, without a sign...
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The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac

Jeffry D. Wert - History - 2005 - 559 pages
...earnestly tonight — I have seen too many dead <St wounded comrades to feel otherwise than that the Govt has not sustained this Army. If you do not do so 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."32 When the telegram...
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Lincoln and the Radicals

Thomas Harry Williams - Biography & Autobiography - 1941 - 413 pages
...He sent a telegram to Stanton which did him no good with Lincoln: "If I save this army now, I'tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any...Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army."05 The Fourth of July in Washington was a beautiful day. Fleecy clouds flecked a blue sky and...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...this Battle because my force was too small...I again repeat that I am not responsible for this...I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel otherwise than that the Govt has not sustained this army...I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or any other persons...
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The Mysterious Private Thompson: The Double Life of Sarah Emma Edmonds ...

Laura Leedy Gansler - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 255 pages
...government must not and cannot hold me responsible for the result. I feel too earnestly tonight. I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel otherwise than the government has not sustained this army. If you do not do so now, the game is lost. If I save this...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...many dead and wounded comrades to feel otherwise than that the Govt has not sustained this army... 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."211 McClellan had...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...Government must not and can not hold me responsible for the result. I feel too earnestly to-night. I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...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,...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...force was too small. . . . The government must not and 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 to any other person in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army."53 Lee hammered at McClellan's...
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Generals in Blue and Gray, Volume 1

Wilmer L. Jones - History - 2005 - 376 pages
...to capture Richmond. "If I save this army now," he wrote in a dispatch to Secretary of War Stanton, "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."33 Throughout the...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 463 pages
...and weary McClellan, after the first of the Seven Days' battles, telegraphed to Secretary Stanton: "I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...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 1 owe no thanks...
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