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" I could not for the life of me," said he, "remember the proper word of command for getting my company endwise, so that it could get through the gate; so as we came near I shouted: 'This company is dismissed for two minutes, when it will fall in again... "
The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln: Containing Many Unpublished Documents and ... - Page 138
by Ida Minerva Tarbell, John McCan Davis - 1896 - 240 pages
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by distinguished men of his time

Allen Thorndike Rice - Presidents - 1886 - 668 pages
...second lieutenant of dragoons. I remember his narrating his first experience in drilling his company. He was marching with a front of over twenty men across...it will fall in again on the other side of the gate ! ' When the laugh which the description of these novel tactics caused had subsided, Mr. Lincoln added...
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln: By Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - Presidents - 1886 - 668 pages
...pass through a gateway into the next inclosure. " I could not for the life of me," said he, "rememher the proper word of command for getting my company...it will fall in again on the other side of the gate ! ' ' When the laugh which the description of these novel tactics caused had subsided, Mr. Lincoln...
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All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal, Volume 39; Volume 59

Charles Dickens - 1887
...command for getting my company endwise so that it could get through the gate, so as we came near it I shouted : ' This company is dismissed for two minutes,...it will fall in again on the other side of the gate I ' And he would add : "I sometimes think the gentlemen in the House who get into a tight place in...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Man of the People

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1899 - 433 pages
...with a front of over twenty men he wished to go through a gate. " I could not," he says himself, " remember the proper word of command for getting my...will fall in again on the other side of the gate.'" One day a helpless old Indian strayed into the camp with a letter from General Cass. The volunteers,...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Man of the People

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1899 - 433 pages
...command for getting my company endwise, so that it could get through the gate; so, as we came near'the gate, I shouted, 'This company is dismissed for two...will fall in again on the other side of the gate.'" One day a helpless old Indian strayed into the camp with a letter from General Cass. The volunteers,...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 1

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1900
...command for getting my company endwise, so that it could get through the gate; so, as we came near I shouted : 'This company is dismissed for two minutes,...his sword taken from him for shooting within limits. Another disgrace he suffered was on account of his disorderly company. The men, unknown to him, stole...
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Camp Fire Stories: A Series of Sketches of the Union Army in the Southwest

Edward Anderson - 1900 - 274 pages
...for the life of me," said he, "remember the proper word of command for getting my company endways, so that it could get through the gate; so as we came...will fall in again on the other side of the gate.' " This may be so. I remember that Henry Ward Beecher once said that a striking remark once credited...
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Lincoln in Story: The Life of the Martyr-president Told in Authenticated ...

Silas Gamaliel Pratt - 1901 - 224 pages
...men fronting in line across a field, when he wished to pass through a gate into the next field. ting my company ' endwise ' so that it could get through...will fall in again on the other side of the gate!'" After he became President, Lincoln frequently enjoyed telling this story. Lincoln risks his Life to...
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"Abe" Lincoln's yarns and stories: a complete collection of the funny and ...

Biography & Autobiography - 1901 - 448 pages
...military problems was involved the process of getting his company "endwise" through a gate. Finally he shouted, "This company is dismissed for two minutes,...will fall in again on the other side of the gate!" Lincoln was one of the first of his company to be arraigned for unmilitary conduct. Contrary to the...
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Abraham Lincoln

William Eleroy Curtis - Presidents - 1902 - 409 pages
...company through the gate endwise," as he described it. " So, as we came near the gate, I shouted, ' The company is dismissed for two minutes, when it will fall in again on the other side of the gate.' " This ingenuity did not save him from disgrace on other occasions, and once he was severely punished...
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