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" French. You say to your soldier, "Do this" and he doeth it. But I am obliged to say, " This is the reason why you ought to do that, "
Benedict Arnold's Navy - Page 7
by James Nelson - 2006 - 416 pages
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The Life of Frederick William Von Steuben, Major General in the ...

Friedrich Kapp - Generals - 1859 - 735 pages
...of this nation is not in the least to be compared with that of the Prussians, Austrians, or French. You say to your soldier, " Do this, and he doeth it...This is the reason why you ought to do that," and then he does it were as raw as my soldiora. This army was renewed almost after every campaign, and...
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historical view of the american revolution

george washington greene - 1865
...impairing their energy of will. " You say to your soldier," wrote Steuben to a Prussian officer, " Do this, and he doeth it. But I am obliged to say to mine, This is the reason why you ought to do that, and then he does it." Henceforth we begin to...
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Historical View of the American Revolution ...

George Washington Greene - United States - 1865 - 459 pages
...impairing their energy of will. " You say to your soldier," wrote Steuben to a Prussian officer, " Do this, and he doeth it. But I am obliged to say to mine, This is the reason why you ought to do that, and then he does it." Henceforth we begin to...
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Formation of the Union, 1750-1829

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1893 - 278 pages
...are all generals, but not soldiers;" and Baron Steuben wrote to a Prussian officer a little later: "You say to your soldier, ' Do this,' and he doeth it; but I am obliged to say to mine, ' This is the reason why you ought to do that,' and then he does it." The British officers...
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Formation of the Union, 1750-1829

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1897 - 278 pages
...are all generals, but not soldiers;" and Baron Steuben wrote to a Prussian officer a little later: "You say to your soldier, ' Do this,' and he doeth it; but I am obliged to say to mine, 'This is the reason why you ought to do that,' and then he does it." The British officers...
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The Real America in Romance: With Reading Courses, Being a ..., Volume 14

John Roy Musick, Edwin Markham, Scott Robinson - United States - 1908
...highest order. Shortly after he arrived, he wrote to a Prussian friend regarding the American volunteers, "You say to your soldier, 'Do this,' and he doeth it; but I am obliged to say to mine, ' This is the reason why you ought to do that,' and then he does it." As instructor-general...
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Rebels and Redcoats: The American Revolution Through the Eyes of Those who ...

Hugh F. Rankin - History - 1957 - 572 pages
A history of the American Revolution examines individuals on both sides of the conflict
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Masters of the Art of Command

Martin Blumenson - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 393 pages
...North Americans and the soldiers he had commanded in Europe. To one of his old colleagues he wrote, "You say to your soldier, *Do this,' and he doeth it; but I say to my soldier, "This is why you should do this,' and then he doeth it." With the French Revolution...
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George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution

Robert Leckie - History - 2010 - 688 pages
...Austrians or French. You say to your [European] soldier, 'Do this,' and he doeth it. But [to an American] I am obliged to say, 'This is the reason why you ought to do that, 'and then he does it." Unknown to the baron, while he was making soldiers out of free spirits, they were...
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General Richard Montgomery and the American Revolution: From Redcoat to Rebel

Hal T. Shelton - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 262 pages
...( Continental army, wrote to a former comrade in the Prussian army and expressed this same lesson. "You say to your soldier, 'Do this,' and he doeth it; but I am obliged to say to mine, 'This is the reason why you ought to do that;' and then he does it."3" Major Brown told Montgomery...
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