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" I had no opportunity to test my machinery, to move it around and see whether it would work smoothly or not. In fact, such was the feeling, that when I had one body of eight regiments of troops reviewed together, the general censured me for it, as if!... "
Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War: Bull Run-Ball's Bluff - Page 38
by United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War - 1863
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GENERAL MCCLELLAN AND THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR.

WILLIAM HENRY HURLBERT - 1864
...expedition, and with whose plan of operations it is not easy to find any substantial fault, testifies: "I had had no opportunity to test my machinery, to move it...feeling, that when I had one body of eight regiments reviewed together, the general censured me for it, as if I was trying to make some show." " I wanted...
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General McClellan and the conduct of the war

William Henry Hurlbert - 1864 - 312 pages
...and with whose plan of operations it is not easy to find any substantial fault, testifies : " I had had no opportunity to test my machinery, to move it...feeling, that when I had one body of eight regiments reviewed together, the general censured me for it, as if I was trying to make some show." " I wanted...
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History of the state during the war, and the lives of her generals

Whitelaw Reid - Ohio - 1868
...him, ' So far M transportation is concerned, I must look to yon, behind me, to send it forward.' " I had no opportunity to test my machinery ; to move...censured me for it, as if I was trying to make some ehow. I did not think so. There was not a man there who had ever maneuvered troops in large bodies....
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New Jersey and the Rebellion: A History of the Service of the Troops and ...

John Young Foster - New Jersey - 1868 - 872 pages
...transportation for the sick and wounded and the munitions. The supplies were to go on afterwards. * * * * I had no opportunity to test my machinery ; to move...had one body of eight regiments of troops reviewed togcther, the General (Seott) censured me for it, as if I was trying to make some show. I did not think...
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History of the state during the war, and the lives of her generals

Whitelaw Reid - Ohio - 1868
...him, 'So far as portatioii is concerned, I must look to you, behind me, to send it forward.' ' I liad no opportunity to test my machinery; to move it around and see whether it would smoothly or not. In fact, such was the feeling that when I had one body of eight regiments ops reviewed...
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The "Ulster Guard" (20th N. Y. State Militia) and the War of the Rebellion ...

Theodore Burr Gates - New York (State) - 1879 - 619 pages
...join until the day the movement began . As to the novelty of the situation General McDowell said : "I had no opportunity to test my machinery ; to move...around and see whether it would work smoothly or not. There was not a man there who had ever manoeuvred troops in large bodies. There was not one in the...
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The war of the rebellion: with a full and critical history of the first ...

Theodore Burr Gates - United States - 1884 - 627 pages
...join until the day the movement began. As to the novelty of the situation General McDowell said: "I had no opportunity to test my machinery ; to move...around and see whether it would work smoothly or not. There was not a man there who had ever manoeuvred troops in large bodies. There was not one in the...
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Military history of the United States, by Emory Upton. [1st ed.].

United States. War Department - 1904 - 495 pages
...of the War, General McDowell, who was selected to command the army in front of Washington, stated: I had no opportunity to test my machinery, to move it...censured me for it, as if I was trying to make some show. 1 did not think so. There was not a man there who had ever maneuvered troops in large bodies. There...
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The military policy of the United States

Emory Upton - United States - 1904 - 495 pages
...selected to command the army in front of Washington, stated : I had no opportunity to test my machinerv, to move it around and see whether it would work smoothly or not. In fact, such was the feelingv that when I had one bodv of eight regiments of troops reviewed together, the general censured...
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Military Policy of the United States

Emory Upton - 1904
...of the War, General McDowell, who was selected to command the army in front of Washington, stated: I had no opportunity to test my machinery, to move it around and see-whether it would work smoothly or not. In fact, such was the feeling, that when I had one body...
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