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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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Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

David J. Eicher - 2007 - 338 pages
...Hooker, a brash, forty-eight-year-old, hard-drinking egotist. Lincoln wrote Hooker, "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...in spite of it, that I have given you the command. . . . Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories."3...
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Lectures - Shakespeare

Robert G. Ingersoll - 2007 - 516 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...for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military...
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The Dark Intrigue: The True Story of a Civil War Conspiracy

Frank Van der Linden - 2007 - 308 pages
...Joseph Hooker, even though "Fighting Joe" had been conspiring to oust Burnside and was calling for a dictator. "Of course, it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command," Lincoln told Hooker. "What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship."...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - 2008 - 272 pages
...wrong 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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Powerful Wisdom for Powerful Writing: Applying Ancient Teachings to ...

Richard W. Kelsey - 2008 - 152 pages
...wrong 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. (THE CHAIN) What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship....
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