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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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Irish-American History of the United States, Volume 2

John O'Hanlon - Irish - 1907 - 677 pages
...McClellan forwarded the following unwarranted and spiteful telegram to Mr Stanton, 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 doue your best to sacrifice this army." M'CI.KU.AS SUPERSEDED BY GESEHAL...
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The History of the Confederate War: Its Causes and Its Conduct; a ..., Volume 1

George Cary Eggleston - United States - 1910
...bitterness of spirit to the Secretary of War in Washington (Mr. Stanton) on the twentyeighth of June: "If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that...thanks to you or to any other persons in Washington [obviously meaning Mr. Lincoln]. You have done your best to sacrifice this army." McClellan, with an...
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In Memoriam, Edwin McMasters Stanton, His Life and Work: With Account of ...

Joseph Beatty Doyle - Monuments - 1911 - 405 pages
...the 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...plainly that I owe, no thanks to you or to any other person in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army.]" Had the dispatch as printed...
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The Photographic History of the Civil War: Soldier life, secret service

Francis Trevelyan Miller - United States - 1911
...order for the removal of Thomas * By cutting out of the message the last two sentences, reading: " 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." [346] COPYRIGHT, I911, PATRIOT...
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Book of the Royal Blue, Monthly, Volume 5

Middle Atlantic States - 1901
...Seven Days' battles, and a week or more after McClellan, in a communication to Secretary Stanton said: "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." Any other President than Lincoln...
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Soldier life, secret service

Francis Trevelyan Miller - United States - 1911
...order for the removal of Thomas * By cutting out of the message the last two sentences, reading: " 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." QUARTERS OF TELEGRAPHERS AND...
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An American History

David Saville Muzzey - United States - 1911 - 664 pages
...large reinforcements, and send them at once. ... If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that 1 owe no thanks to you or to any other persons in Washington [President Lincoln], You have done your best to sacrifice this army." Remarkable language for a commander...
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Military Policy of the United States

United States. War Department - 1912 - 495 pages
...is, the Government must not and cannot hold me responsible for the result. I feel too earnestly — I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...army. If you do not do so now, the game is lost." The President, naturally seeking to vindicate the mistaken movements for the defense of Washington,...
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The Southerner: A Romance of the Real Lincoln

Thomas Dixon - 1913 - 541 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...plainly that I owe no thanks to you, or to any other person in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army " He paused and his square jaws...
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The American Civil War, Volume 1

James Kendall Hosmer - United States - 1913
...brought the army to a pass so critical, he breaks out: "The Government has not sustained this army. 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." * Still more unbecoming was...
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