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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 War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union ...

United States. War Department, Fred Crayton Ainsworth - Confederate States of America - 1972
...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...the game is lost. If I save this army now, I tell yon plainly that I owe no thanks to yon or to any other persons in Washington. Yon have done your beet...
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The Best Test Preparation for the Advanced Placement Examination in United ...

Jerome A. McDuffie, Gary Wayne Piggrem, Steven E. Woodworth - Study Aids - 1990 - 630 pages
...force is too small.... The government must not and cannot hold me responsible for this result.... I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...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 any other persons in Washington....
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Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson

Byron Farwell - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 560 pages
...if it is destroyed by overwhelming numbers at least die with it and share its fate." He closed with "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."4 Gone now was any thought of...
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Lincoln in the Telegraph Office: Recollections of the United States Military ...

David Homer Bates - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 432 pages
...STANTON, Secretary of War: I now know the full history of the day ... I feel too earnestly to-night. I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks^to you or to any other persons in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army....
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 714 pages
...possibility of capitulation. "If I save this Army now," McClellan concluded a message to Stanton on June 28, "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." These final sentences...
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George McClellan: The Disposable Patriot

Michael McHugh - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 224 pages
...earnestly tonight — / have seen too many dead & 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. Geo. B. McClellan...
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A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

Russell Frank Weigley - History - 2000 - 612 pages
...earnestly tonight — I have seen too many dead & 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.68 As a matter of...
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"Rally, Once Again!": Selected Civil War Writings of Alan T. Nolan

Alan T. Nolan - History - 2000 - 308 pages
...understandings, to be sure, but he was also the man who, when defeated, could write to the Secretary of War: "I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...the government has not sustained this army. ... If I save this army now, I tell you plainly I owe no thanks to you or to any other persons in Washington....
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The Richmond Campaign of 1862: The Peninsula and the Seven Days

Gary W. Gallagher - History - 2000 - 272 pages
...Govt must not and cannot hold me responsible for defeat." He concluded with these incredible words: "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 g Mi('.lt'llun\ ile1 iMo,i to re treat to thr...
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Articles of War: Winners, Losers, and Some who Were Both in the Civil War

Albert Castel - History - 2001 - 244 pages
...he sent this remarkable message to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton: I feel too earnestly tonight. I have seen too many dead and wounded comrades to feel...army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to any other person in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army. Shocked by the last...
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