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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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History of the Civil War in America, Volume 2

Louis-Philippe-Albert d'Orléans comte de Paris, Louis Fitzgerald Tasistro - United States - 1876 - 774 pages
...Mr. Stanton on the 28th of June, twenty minutes after midnight, closed with these words : " If I nave this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any other person in Washington. Yov, have done your best to sacrifice this army." This phrase was suppressed...
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The North American Review, Volume 131

North American review - 1880
...need blush for the Army of the Potomac. I have lost this battle because my force was too small. .... If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I...persons in Washington. You have done your best to destroy this army." The first remark that one is disposed to make, in contemplating such a dispatch...
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The North American Review, Volume 131

North American review - 1880
...need blush for the Army of the Potomac. I have lost this battle because my force was too small. .... If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I...persons in Washington. You have done your best to destroy this army." The first remark that one is disposed to make, in contemplating such a dispatch...
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The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union ...

United States. War Dept - Confederate States of America - 1884
...Government must not and cannot hold me responsible for the result. I feel too earnestly to-night. I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...sustained this army. If you do not do so now the game ia lost. If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any other persons...
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The Military Telegraph During the Civil War in the United States ..., Volume 1

William Rattle Plum - Military telegraph - 1882
...hundred and sixty thousand effective troops, but not at any one time. June 28, he telegraphed Stanton : "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 sacrifice this army." That was while nine...
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Field, Fort and Fleet: Being a Series of Brilliant and Authentic Sketches of ...

M. Quad - United States - 1885 - 520 pages
...a general who feels in his heart the loss of every brave man who has been needlessly sacrificed. I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or any other person in Washington I You have done your best to sacrifice thisarmy! Such a dispatch could...
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McClellan's Own Story: The War for the Union, the Soldiers who Fought It ...

George Brinton McClellan - United States - 1886 - 678 pages
...are no erasures in the original draft which lies before me. It concluded with this denunciation : " If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I...any other persons in Washington. You have done your but to saoifice this army." The secretary received the accusation in silence which was the confession...
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New Englander and Yale Review

Religion - 1887
...naturally 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...thanks to you or to any other persons in Washington." But how could he dare to claim credit for it now ? If one can hardly repress a smile at the constantly...
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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
...moved, or who 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 as very discourteous....
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Political Discussions, Legislative, Diplomatic, and Popular, 1856-1886

James Gillespie Blaine - United States - 1887 - 525 pages
...by Lee and was 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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