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" I have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have done this upon what appear to me to be sufficient reasons, and yet I think it best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which I am not quite satisfied with you.... "
Love, Life & Work: Being a Book of Opinions, Reasonably Good-natvred ... - Page 53
by Elbert Hubbard - 1906 - 149 pages
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The Strategy of Robert E. Lee

John Joseph Bowen - 1914 - 256 pages
...of the Army of the Potomac. The day after he was appointed Lincoln wrote to him as follows: ". . . There are some things in regard to which I am not quite satisfied with you. ... I think that during General Burnside's command of the army you have taken counsel of your ambition and...
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Readings from Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - 1915 - 320 pages
...Abraham Lincoln. Tarbell's Life of Abraham Lincoln. Creelman's Why We Love Lincoln. January 26, 1863. GENERAL: I have placed you at the head of the army...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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Abraham Lincoln

Godfrey Rathbone Benson Baron Charnwood - 1916 - 479 pages
...a year earlier after the right way of treating McCleUan : " I have placed you," wrote Lincoln, " at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have...skilful soldier, which of course I like. I also believe that you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself,...
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Lectures on the Growth and Development of the United States ..., Volume 8

Edwin Wiley, Irving Everett Rines, Albert Bushnell Hart - 1916
...appointing him Lincoln wrote a remarkable letter, saying, " 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 * * [that] you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right;...
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Abraham Lincoln: An Address

Clark Prescott Bissett - 1916 - 56 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...I am not quite satisfied with you. "I believe you are a brave and skillful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix in politics...
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Abraham Lincoln

Godfrey Rathbone Benson Baron Charnwood - 1917 - 482 pages
...year earlier after the right way of treating McClellan : " I have placed you," wrote Lincoln, " at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have...skilful soldier, which of course I like. I also believe that you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself,...
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Abraham Lincoln

Wilbur Fisk Gordy - 1917 - 266 pages
...have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have done this upon what appeared to me to be sufficient reasons, and yet I think it...to which I am not quite satisfied with you. ... I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the army and the government...
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Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Letters

Luther Emerson Robinson - 1918 - 342 pages
...historic estimate of the men immediately available for the place when Hooker received the appointment. GENERAL : I have placed you at the head of the Army...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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The Voice of Lincoln

Reuben M. Wanamaker - 1918 - 363 pages
...Potomac in the place of General Burnside, who had been relieved after the battle of Fredericksburg: "GENERAL: I have placed you at the head of the Army...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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Selected Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1920 - 345 pages
...brilliant and valuable, and is fully appreciated by the country and government. To Hooker (Jan. 26) General: I have placed you at the head of the Army...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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