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" You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm ; but I think that during General Burnside's command of the army you have taken counsel of your ambition and thwarted him as much as you could, in which you did a great wrong... "
Chancellorsville: Lee's Greatest Battle - Page 7
by Edward James Stackpole - 1988 - 398 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 119

1917
...best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which I am not quite satisfied with you. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable,...does good rather than harm; but I think that during your predecessor's command, you have taken counsel of your ambition, and thwarted him as much as you...
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - 1857 - 420 pages
...with you. I believe you to be a brave and skilful soldier, which of course I like. I also believe that you do not mix politics with your profession, in which...confidence in yourself, which is a valuable, if not indispensable, quality. You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm;...
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The Century, Volume 49

1894
...now become historic; then it had not been made I'ublic. As Hooker read on, he came to this sentence : You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm ; but I think during Burnside's command of the army you took counsel of your ambition, and thwarted him as much as...
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Anecdotes of Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln's Stories: Including Early Life ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1879 - 188 pages
...which I am not quite satisfied with you. I believe you to be a brave and skillful soldier — which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics...indispensable, quality. You are ambitious — which, wTithin reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm; but I think that, during General Burnside's...
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Anecdotes of Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln's Stories: Including Early Life ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1879 - 188 pages
...which I am not quite satisfied wilh you. I believe you to be a brave and skillful soldier — which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession — in. which you arc right. You have confidence in yourself — which is a valuable, if not an indispensable, quality....
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Army of Northern Virginia Memorial Volume

John William Jones - 1879 - 347 pages
...which I am not quite satisfied with you. I believe you to be a brave and skillful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you arc right. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable if not an indispensable quality. You...
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Anecdotes of Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln's Stories: Including Early Life ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1879 - 188 pages
...which I am not quite satisfied wiih you. I believe you to be a brave and skillful soldier — which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession — in. which you arc right. You have confidence in yourself — which is a valuable, if not an indispensable, quality....
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Anecdotes of Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln's Stories: Including Early Life ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1880 - 188 pages
...which I am not quite satisfied with you. I believe you to be a brave and skillful soldier — which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession — ia which you are right. You have confidence in yourself — which is a valuable, if not an indispensable,...
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Obituary Notice of Maj.-Gen. Samuel P. Heintzelman, First Commander of the ...

Third Army Corps Union, John Cleveland Robinson - 1881 - 40 pages
...which I am not quite satisfied with you. I believe you to be a brave and skillful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics...does good rather than harm ; but I think that during General Burnside's command of the Army you have taken counsel of your ambition, and thwarted him as...
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In Memoriam, Major-General Joseph Hooker

Henry Edwin Tremain - 1881 - 22 pages
...1863. MAJOR-GENERAL HOOKER, GENERAL: ' I believe you to be a brave and skillful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics...does good rather than harm; but I think that during GENERAL BURNSIDE'S command of the Army you have taken counsel of your ambition, and thwarted * him...
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