Personal Recollections of the War of the Rebellion: Addresses Delivered Before the New York Commandery of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 1883- [First]- Series... (Google eBook)
Commandery, 1897 - United States
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Page 200 - Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Page 157 - Not expecting to see you again before the spring campaign opens, I wish to express in this way my entire satisfaction with what you have done up to this time, so far as I understand it. The particulars of your plans I neither know nor seek to know.
Page 149 - If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you, or to any other persons in Washington. " You have done your best to sacrifice this army.
Page 154 - Our task is not yet accomplished, and the commanding general looks to the army for greater efforts to drive from our soil every vestige of the presence of the invader.
Page 146 - In fact, would it not be less valuable in this, that it would break no great line of the enemy's communications, while mine would ? Fifth.
Page 289 - Roll on thou deep, and dark blue Ocean, roll ! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain, Man marks the earth with ruinó his control Stops with the shore ; upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed...
Page 154 - Will our Generals never get that idea out of their heads? The whole country is our soil.
Page 152 - 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 can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship.