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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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No Disgrace to My Country: The Life of John C. Tidball

Eugene C. Tidball - 2002 - 564 pages
...great wrong to his country. "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it," the president went on, "of your recently saying that both the Army and the Government needed a Dictator. Of course it was not^or this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes,...
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Reflections of a Civil War Historian: Essays on Leadership, Society, and the ...

Herman Hattaway - 2004 - 254 pages
...in which you did a great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious brother officer. I hear, 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. As commander...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - 2003 - 834 pages
...great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in ants; ... in modem civilized society not more than...shelter because it costs so little, while the civilized 1 have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes, can set up dictators. What I...
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The Rough Guide History of the USA

Greg Ward - 2004 - 418 pages
...man, and I am his the rest of the war.' fifi I have heard of your recently saying that both Army and Government needed a Dictator. Of course it was not...in spite of it, that I have given you the command . . . What I ask of you now is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. Abraham Lincoln,...
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Damage Them All You Can: Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia

George Walsh - 2003 - 496 pages
...which you did a great wrong to the country, and to a meritorious and honorable brother officer. ... Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command."13 Hooker would be Lee's fifth foe since taking command — McClellan, Pope, McClellan again,...
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Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States ..., Volume 5

Clement A. Evans - 2004 - 444 pages
...wrong 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...given you the command. Only those generals who gain success can set up as dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship....
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Citizen Lincoln

Ward McAfee - 2004 - 229 pages
...ultimately he would become a military dictator along the lines of Napoleon. "Of course," Lincoln wrote, "it was not for this but in spite of it, that I have...Only those generals who gain successes, can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is 1 Don E. Fehrenbacher and Virginia Fehrenbacher, comps., eds.,...
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Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America

James D. Robenalt - 2004 - 315 pages
...on his appointment advising him that he was well aware of Hooker's indiscretions: "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the army and the government need a dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command....
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An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War

Charles Pierce Roland - 2004 - 289 pages
...Hooker know he was aware of the general's views on the need for a dictator. "Of course," Lincoln said, "it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command." Then, with exquisite irony, "Only those generals who gain success can set up dictators. What I now...
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Lincoln and the Radicals

Thomas Harry Williams - 1941 - 413 pages
...day after he appointed Hooker to the command, Lincoln wrote him a fatherly letter: "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."21 The Jacobins...
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