Stonewall Jackson: A Military Biography (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton, 1876 - Generals - 587 pages
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Page 98 - MY DEAR SIR: You and I have distinct and different plans for a movement of the Army of the Potomac yours to be down the Chesapeake, up the Rappahannock to Urbana, and across land to the terminus of the railroad on the York River; mine to move directly to a point on the railroad southwest of Manassas. If you will give me satisfactory answers to the following questions, I shall gladly yield my plan to yours.
Page 568 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Page 138 - From lightning and tempest; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle and murder, and from sudden death, , Good Lord, deliver us.
Page 446 - Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees...
Page 362 - President directs that you cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy, or drive him south. Your army must move now, while the roads are good.
Page 253 - The strongest position a soldier should desire to occupy is one from which he can most easily advance against the enemy.
Page 442 - 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 have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and energy.
Page 173 - Ashby bore to my command, for most of the previous twelve months, will justify me in saying that, as a partisan officer, I never knew his superior. His daring was proverbial, his powers of endurance almost incredible, his tone of character heroic, and his sagacity almost intuitive in divining the purposes and movements of the enemy.
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Page 339 - Then, as the messenger was riding away, he called him back. " Tell him if he cannot hold his ground, then the bridge, to the last man ! always the bridge ! If the bridge is lost, all is lost.

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