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" I have just received your note, informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you... "
Chancellorsville: Lee's Greatest Battle - Page 274
by Edward James Stackpole - 1988 - 398 pages
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Annual Register

1864
...28,000 men. When General Lee heard of Jackson's wound, he wrote to him, and said : — " If I could have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory, which is due to your skill and...
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The War with the South: A History of the Late Rebellion, with ..., Volume 3

Robert Tomes - 1862
...informed of Jackson's severe wound, wrote to him — " I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen for the good of the country to have been disabled in your stead." On hearing of his death, General Lee thus made known the fact to...
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The Journal of Education for Upper Canada, Volumes 15-16

1862
...received your note- informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory, which is due to your skill and...
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"Stonewall Jackson.": The Life and Military Career of Thomas Jonathan ...

Markinfield Addey - 1863 - 240 pages
...occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen for the good of the country to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and energy. Most truly yours, RE LEE, General. On Tuesday, his wounds were proceeding very well. He asked : " Can...
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"Stonewall Jackson.": The Life and Military Career of Thomas Jonathan ...

Markinfield Addey - 1863 - 240 pages
...received your note, informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen for the good of the country to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and...
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History of the United States of America, Volume 1; Volume 178

Taliaferro Preston Shaffner - 1863
...misfortune, immediately wrote him as follows : — " I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. If I could have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and...
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THE LIFE OF STONEWALL JACKSON

1863
...informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have dictated events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and...
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THE SECOND YEAR OF THE WAR

EDWARD A. POLLARD - 1863
...informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have dictated events, I should have chosen for the good of the country to have been disabled In your stead. "I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and...
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Southern History of the War: The Second Year of the War

Edward Alfred Pollard - 1864 - 386 pages
...informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have dictated events, I should have chosen for the good of the country to have been disabled in your stead. " I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill...
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John Cassell's illustrated history of England. The text, to the ..., Volume 9

Cassell, ltd - 1865
...field ; and Leo might •well write to him, before yet ho knew that the wounds were fatal, " If I could have directed events, I should have chosen, for the...good of the country, to be disabled in your stead." When the war broke out, Jackson was a professor in a military college; his appearance to the last had...
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