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" I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying, that both the army and the government needed a dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have; given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes... "
Chancellorsville: Lee's Greatest Battle - Page 7
by Edward James Stackpole - 1988 - 398 pages
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Army of Northern Virginia Memorial Volume

John William Jones - 1879 - 347 pages
...spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up as dictators. What I now ask of you is military success,...Government will support you to the utmost of its ability, %vhich is neither more nor less than it has done and will do for all commanders. I much fear the spirit...
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History of the Civil War in America: book 1. The war on the Rapidan. book 2 ...

Louis-Philippe-Albert d'Orléans comte de Paris - 1883
...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...will support you to the utmost of its ability, which ia neither more nor less than it has done and will do for all commanders. I much fear that the spirit...
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History of the Thirty-sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. 1862-1865

United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 36th (1862-1865) - 1884 - 405 pages
...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...risk the dictatorship. The government will support y011 to the utmost of its ability, which is neither more nor less than it has done and will do for...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

Isaac N. Arnold - 1885 - 462 pages
...but in spite of it, that i have given you the command. Only those generals who gain success can be 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 neither more nor less than it has done and will...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 46

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - 1887
...the government and the army needed a dictator Only those generals who gain successes can set up [as] dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." This was a bolt that struck not so much Hooker as McClellan. It sped straight at the vulnerable point...
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The North American Review, Volume 144

1887
...that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." General Lee was a typical American, and knew that the Southern States could only succeed in forming...
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The North American Review, Volume 149

1889
...Lincoln wrote Hooker a remarkable letter, in which he said : " Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. . . . Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories."...
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Life and Reminiscences of General Wm. T. Sherman

Thomas Clement Fletcher - 1891 - 479 pages
...that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." General Lee was a typical American, and knew that the Southern States could only succeed in forming...
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Life and Reminiscences of General Wm. T. Sherman

Thomas Clement Fletcher - 1891 - 479 pages
...that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." General L/ee was a typical American, and knew that the Southern States could only succeed in forming...
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Military Essays and Recollections: Papers Read Before the Commandery of the ...

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Illinois - 1894
...that I have given you the command ; only those generals who can succeed, can set up as dictators ; and what I now ask of you is military success, and I will...the dictatorship. The Government will support you with all the determination of its ability, which is neither more nor less than it will do for all commanders...
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