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" I think it best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which I am not quite satisfied with you. I believe you to be a brave and skilful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in... "
Chancellorsville: Lee's Greatest Battle - Page 6
by Edward James Stackpole - 1988 - 398 pages
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Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 3

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - 1888
...placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have done this upon what appear to me sufficient reasons, and yet I think it best for you...satisfied with you. I believe you to be a brave and skilful soldier, which of course I like. I also believe you do not mix ix)litics with your profession,...
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Centralization of Federal Science Activities: Hearings, Ninety ..., Volume 2

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Development - 1969 - 505 pages
...command, and if I still have a few minutes I'd like to share it with you. He wrote as follows : "To Major General Hooker : "General : "I have placed you...am not quite satisfied with you. I believe you to toe a brave and skillful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics...
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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - 1977 - 288 pages
...Hooker, a corps commander whose virtues and shortcomings were catalogued in this remarkably blunt letter. Executive Mansion, Washington, January 26, 1863. Major...satisfied with you. I believe you to be a brave and skilful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession,...
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How To Win Friends And Influence People

Dale Carnegie - 1982 - 276 pages
...sufficient reasons, and yet I think it best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which 1 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,...
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How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War

Herman Hattaway, Archer Jones - 1991 - 762 pages
...well, Lincoln, upon his appointment, sent him a meticulous letter containing this remarkable statement: "There are some things in regard to which, I am not...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 protession,...
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The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union ...

United States. War Department, Fred Crayton Ainsworth - 1972
...head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have donę this upon what appears to me to be suf flcient reasons, and yet I think it best for you to know that...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,...
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Lincoln's Generals

Civil War Institute Gettysburg College Gabor S. Boritt Director - 1994 - 272 pages
...decision to appoint him for almost a century. Written January 26, 1863, the confidential letter stated: I have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac....believe you to be a brave and a skilful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right....
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The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

Michael Burlingame - 1997 - 416 pages
...Joseph Hooker. In January 1863, the president wrote one of his most fatherly letters to "Fighting Joe": I have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac....satisfied with you. I believe you to be a brave and skilful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession,...
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How To Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie - 2010 - 320 pages
...have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course, I have done this upon what appears to me to be sufficient reasons, and yet I think it...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,...
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Fighting Joe Hooker

Walter H. Hebert - 1999 - 366 pages
...Lincoln wrote he had sufficient reasons to make the appointment, then bluntly continued to speak of things "in regard to which, I am not quite satisfied with you." He praised Hooker's bravery, soldierly skill, and restraint from politics, then went on to criticize...
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