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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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The Military Policy of the United States

Emory Upton - 1904 - 495 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...Army and the Government needed a dictator. Of course H was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who...
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Specimen Letters

Albert Stanburrough Cook, Allen Rogers Benham - 1905 - 156 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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Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 8

Abraham Lincoln, Richard Watson Gilder - 1905
...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 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers: Corn Exchange Regiment, from ...

United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865) - 1905 - 743 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...given you the command. Only those generals who gain success can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship....
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History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from ...

United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865) - 1905 - 746 pages
...great wrong to the country and to-a mo'st-meritorious and honorable brother-officer. I have heard, in such a way as to' believe it, of your recently saying...a dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in spile of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain success can set up dictators....
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The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

Helen Nicolay - 1906 - 307 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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St. Nicholas

Mary Mapes Dodge - 1906
...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 Civil War: The National View

Francis Newton Thorpe - 1906 - 535 pages
...doubts of his loyalty to Burnside. "I have heard," the president wrote Hooker, January 26, 1863, "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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Lincoln's Generals

Civil War Institute Gettysburg College Gabor S. Boritt Director - 1994 - 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...Government needed a Dictator. Of course it was not for mis, but in spite of it, mat I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes,...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - 1996 - 714 pages
...satisfied with you." He lamented Hooker's efforts to undermine confidence in Burnside and mentioned his "recently saying that both the Army and the Government needed a Dictator." "Of course," he continued, "it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command." "Only those...
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