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" General Grant, this is a crisis that cannot be looked upon too seriously. I know Lee's methods well by past experience ; he will throw his whole army between us and the Rapidan, and cut us off completely from our communications. "
Reminiscences of the Civil War - Page 254
by John Brown Gordon - 1903 - 474 pages
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Campaigning with Grant

Horace Porter - Generals - 1897 - 546 pages
...of his tent, lighted a fresh cigar, and there continued to receive further advices from the right. A general officer came in from his command at this...and cut us off completely from our communications." The general rose to his feet, took his cigar out of his mouth, turned to the officer, and replied,...
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Campaigning with Grant

Horace Porter - Generals - 1897 - 546 pages
...of his tent, lighted a fresh cigar, and there continued to receive further advices from the right. A general officer came in from his command at this...experience; he will throw his whole army between us and the Rapidau, and cut us off completely from our communications." The general rose to his feet, took his...
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Fighting for Defeat: Union Military Failure in the East, 1861-1865

Michael C. C. Adams - History - 1992 - 256 pages
...reveals the basic difference in attitude. Apparently, a general came to headquarters and blurted out: "General Grant, this is a crisis that cannot be looked...and cut us off completely from our communications." Grant, who had listened to sufficient negative ideas, replied: "Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing...
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The Rise of U.S. Grant

Arthur L. Conger - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 390 pages
...and then sat down and lit a cigar. He looked up to see a general approach him and excitedly announce, "General Grant, this is a crisis that cannot be looked...and cut us off completely from our communications." Grant stood and removed his cigar. "Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to do,*'...
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Drawn with the Sword : Reflections on the American Civil War: Reflections on ...

James M. McPherson Professor of American History Princeton University - History - 1996 - 272 pages
...forces with some success. A distraught brigadier rode up to Grant and cried out: "This is a crisis. ... I know Lee's methods well by past experience; he will...and cut us off completely from our communications." Grant slowly took his cigar from his mouth and fixed the man with a stare: "I am heartily tired of...
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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

Ulysses Simpson Grant - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 674 pages
...appearance of victory. A distraught brigadier rode up to Grant and cried out: "This is a crisis.... I know Lee's methods well by past experience; he will...and cut us off completely from our communications." Grant took his cigar from his mouth and fixed the man with a cold stare: "I am heartily tired of hearing...
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Grant

Jean Edward Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 784 pages
Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight ...
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And Keep Moving on: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864

Mark Grimsley - Technology & Engineering - 2002 - 282 pages
...surprises, Gordon's attack seemed the crowning blow. One general rushed to Grant and told him that "this is a crisis that cannot be looked upon too seriously....and cut us off completely from our communications." Normally phlegmatic, Grant snapped, "Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing about what Lee is going to...
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Lee & Grant: Profiles in Leadership from the Battlefields of Virginia

Charles R. Bowery - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 262 pages
...on the task at hand that marked him as a great captain. A general approached Grant, predicting doom: "General Grant, this is a crisis that cannot be looked...experience; he will throw his whole army between us and the Rapid an , and cut us off completely from our communications." Aide Horace Porter wrote that Grant...
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The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6 1864

Gordon C. Rhea - History - 2004 - 512 pages
...yells."38 At the height of the excitement, an officer rushed to Grant and urgently volunteered advice. "General Grant, this is a crisis that cannot be looked upon too seriously," he warned. "I know Lee's methods well by past experience; he will throw his own army between us and...
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