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" I much fear that the spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist you as far as I can to put it down. Neither you nor Napoleon, if he were... "
Chancellorsville: Lee's Greatest Battle - Page 7
by Edward James Stackpole - 1988 - 398 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 119

1917
...successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is success, and I will risk the dictatorship. I much fear that the spirit, which you have aided to infuse into the Army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

Isaac N. Arnold - 1885 - 462 pages
...dictators. What i now ask of you is military success, and i will risk the dictatorship. The government wHl support you to the utmost of its ability, which is...spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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Appleton's Cyclopędia of American Biography: Grinnell-Lockwood

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - 1887
...this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military...all commanders. I much fear that the spirit which yon have aided to infuse into the army, of criticising their commander and withholding confidence from...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 7

John George Nicolay, John Hay - 1890
...this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military...spirit, which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 7

John George Nicolay, John Hay - 1890
...this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military...spirit, which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - 1894
...this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military...spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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Complete Works, Volume 7

Abraham Lincoln - 1894
...letter has, in my judgment, no parallel. The mistaken magnanimity is almost equal to the prophecy: " I much fear that the spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticising their command and withholding confidence in him, will now turn upon you." Chancellorsville was the fulfillment....
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Abraham Lincoln: A Lecture

Robert Green Ingersoll - 1895 - 53 pages
...letter has, in my judgment, no parallel. The mistaken magnanimity is almost equal to the prophecy : " I much fear that the spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticising their command and withholding confidence in him, will now turn upon you." Chancellorsville was the fulfillment....
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Abraham Lincoln's Stories and Speeches: Including "Early Life Stories ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1896 - 477 pages
...this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those Generals who win victories can set up Dictators. What I now ask of you is military...that the spirit which you have aided to infuse into tne army, of criticising their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you....
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Lincoln: Passages from His Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - 1901 - 204 pages
...you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. The government will support you to the 173 utmost of its ability, which is neither more nor less...spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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