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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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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - 1893 - 542 pages
...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...plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any other person in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." Three days later (July 1st)...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - Presidents - 1893 - 542 pages
...Government must not and cannot h'old me responsible for the result. " I feel too earnestly to-night. I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...this army. If you do not do so now the game is lost. PRELIMINARY TO EMANCIPATION. Three days later (July 1st) McClellan telegraphed : " I need fifty thousand...
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General George H. Thomas: A Critical Biography

Donn Piatt - United States - 1893 - 646 pages
...the Secretary of War in the following words, which give the true measure of the man. They read : " 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." It was the belief...
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Life and Public Services of Hon. James G. Blaine, the Illustrious American ...

James Penny Boyd - Bookbinding - 1893 - 686 pages
...was lying at Harrison's Landing, General McClellan telegraphed to the Secretary of War : " If I nave 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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The Life of William A. Buckingham: The War Governor of Connecticut, with a ...

Samuel Giles Buckingham - Connecticut - 1894 - 537 pages
...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...plainly that I owe no thanks to you, or to any other person in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army."— [Greeiey, p. 158. And this...
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The Life of William A. Buckingham, the War Governor of Connecticut, with a ...

Samuel Giles Buckingham - Connecticut - 1894 - 537 pages
...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...do not do so now, the game is lost. If I save this ;irmy now, I tall you plainly that I owe no thanks to you, or to any other person in Washington. You...
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The Life of William A. Buckingham: The War Governor of Connecticut, with a ...

Samuel Giles Buckingham - Connecticut - 1894 - 537 pages
...cannot hold mo responsible for the result. I feel too earnestly to-night. I have seen too many doad and wounded comrades to feel otherwise than that the government has not sustained this array. If you do not do so now, the game is lost. If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that...
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The National Cyclopedia of American Biography

United States - 1895
...despatch to Stanton, he exhibited the deep chagrin and unhappiness which he felt in these words: " If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or to any persons iu Washington; you have doneyour best tosacrifice this army." He had fought the battle of Gaines's...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850: 1862-1864

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899
...men. ... I have lost this battle because my force was too small. ... I feel too earnestly to-night. I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you or 1 My authorities for this account are: the correspondence, OR, vol. xi. parts i. and iii.; McClellan's...
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History of the United States of America: 1861-1865. The civil war

James Schouler - United States - 1899
...addressed to Secretary Stanton, which charged that the Government had withheld from him reenforcements. " If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I...Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army."1 No President but Lincoln would have tolerated such insulting language, which was evidently...
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