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" 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. The government will support you to the utmost of its ability, which is neither more nor less than it has done and... "
The Chancellorsville Campaign: Fredericksburg to Salem Church - Page 47
by Charles Richardson - 1907 - 124 pages
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - 1857 - 420 pages
...Government needed a dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I gave you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can...withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. Neither you nor Napoleon, if he were alive again, could get any good out of an army while such a spirit...
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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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About Grant

John Lindsay Swift - 1880 - 206 pages
...— GRANT'S Speech on receiving Commission as Lieutenant General. CHAPTER VII. CLOSING THE GAPS. " I MUCH fear that the spirit which you have aided to...into the army, of criticising their commander and withdrawing confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist you as far as I can to put...
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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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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 7

John George Nicolay, John Hay - 1890
...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 can...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, Volumes 1-4

John George Nicolay, John Hay - 1890
...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 can...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
...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 can...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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Wit, Wisdom and Eloquence of Col. R.G. Ingersoll: Including Eloquent ...

Robert Green Ingersoll - 1894 - 335 pages
...dictatorship. The government will support you to the utmost of its ability, which is neither more nor less thon it has done and will do for all commanders. I much...criticising their commander and withholding confidence in him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist you, as far as I can, to put it down. Neither you, nor...
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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
...ability, which is neither more nor less than it will do for all commanders ; I much fear the spirit you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticising...and withholding confidence from him, will now turn against you. I shall assist you, as far as I can, to put it down. Neither you nor Napoleon, if he were...
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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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