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" GENERAL: I have just received your note informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to be disabled in your stead. I congratulate you... "
Life of Lieut.-Gen. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall Jackson) - Page 479
by Robert Lewis Dabney - 1866
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The War with the South: A History of the Late Rebellion, with ..., Volume 3

Robert Tomes, Benjamin George Smith - United States - 1862
...reverence to his memory. General Lee, upon being informed of Jackson's severe wound, wrote to him — " I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could...the country to have been disabled in your stead." On hearing of his death, General Lee thus made known the fact to his troops : " With deep grief the...
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The Life of Stonewall Jackson: From Official Papers, Contemporary Narratives ...

John Esten Cooke - Generals - 1863 - 305 pages
...ACQUAINTANCE. BY A VIRGINIAN. " I have just received your note, informing me that yon were wonnded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could...should have chosen, for the good of the country, to Imve been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you on the victory which is due to your skill and...
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THE SECOND YEAR OF THE WAR

EDWARD A. POLLARD - 1863
...Gen. Lee, which is characteristic of his own generosity and worth. Gen. Lee wrote him: "General: I have just received your note informing me that you...express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have dictated events, I should have chosen for the good of the country to have been disabled In your stead....
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THE LIFE OF STONEWALL JACKSON

1863
...was struck at Chancellorsville by the fatal bullet which forced him to quit the field, Lee wrote : "I have just received your note informing me that you...express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have dictated events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to have been disabled in your stead....
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The Life of Stonewall Jackson: From Official Papers, Contemporary Narratives ...

John Esten Cooke - Generals - 1863 - 305 pages
...OFFICIAL PAPERS, CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVES, AND PERSONAL ACQUAINTANCE. BY A VIRGINIAN. " I have jusl received your note, informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my rejrret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the...
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Southern History of the War: The Second Year of the War

Edward Alfred Pollard - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 386 pages
...Gen. Lee, which is characteristic of his own generosity and worth. Gen. Lee wrote him : " General : I have just received your note informing me that you...express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have dictated events, I should have chosen for the good of the country to have been disabled in your stead....
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The American Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1864
...: GIXERAL : I have just received your note, informing me that you are wounded. I cannot express 017 regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen f..r Uic good of tbe country to have been disabled in M-ur stead. I congratulate you upon the victory...
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Southern Generals: Who They Are, and what They Have Done

William Parker Snow - Confederate States of America - 1865 - 473 pages
...A note now came from General Lee, expressing deep regret at the misfortune. The contents were : "I have just received your note informing me that you...have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you on the victory which is due to your skill and energy." Sunday evening he slept well ; and on Monday...
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John Cassell's illustrated history of England. The text, to the reign of ...

Cassell, ltd - 1865
...field ; and Leo might •well write to him, before yet ho knew that the wounds were fatal, " If I could have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to be disabled in your stead." When the war broke out, Jackson was a professor in a military college;...
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Jefferson Davis and "Stonewall" Jackson (Thomas Jonathan Jackson): The life ...

Biography & Autobiography - 1856 - 449 pages
...had befallen him : CHANCELLORSVILLK, VA., May 4, 1863. To Lieutenant-General TJ JACKSOX: GENERAL : I have just received your note, informing me that you...for the good of the country to have been disabled iti your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and energy. Most truly...
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