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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... "
Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 285
1924 - 304 pages
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History of the Twelfth Massachusetts Volunteers (Webster Regiment)

Benjamin F. Cook - 1882 - 167 pages
...great wrong to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...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...
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The Battle of Chancellorsville

Samuel Penniman Bates - 1882 - 261 pages
...great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...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...
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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
...both to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such way as to believe it, of your recently saying that...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...
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Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life. Showing the Inner Growth ...

William Osborn Stoddard - 1884 - 508 pages
...great wrong both to the country and a most meritorious and honorable brother-officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you a command. Only those generals who gain success can set up as dictators. What I ask of you is military...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Man and the War President. Showing His Growth, Training ...

William Osborn Stoddard - 1884 - 508 pages
...great wrong both to the country and a most meritorious and honorable brother-officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you a command. Only those generals who gain success can set up as dictators. What I ask of you is military...
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The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries, Volume 15

1886
...great wrong to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...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. The government...
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The North American Review, Volume 144

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1887
...command of the Army of the Potomac, wrote him, under date of January 26th, 1863, " I have heard in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...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...
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Appleton's Cyclopędia of American Biography: Grinnell-Lockwood

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - 1887
...great wrong to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it. of your recently saying...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...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 46

1887
...Lincoln's advice to Hooker on putting him in charge of the Army of the Potomac. " I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the government and the army needed a dictator Only those generals who gain successes can set up [as] dictators....
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A Short History of the War of Secession, 1861-1865

Rossiter Johnson - 1888 - 552 pages
...great wrong to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...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...
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