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" Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command, and try to think what we are going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going... "
Staff Ride Handbook for the Overland Campaign, Virginia, 4 May to 15 June ... - Page 144
by Curtis S Robertson William G Clay Steven E King
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Campaigning with Grant

Horace Porter - Generals - 1897 - 546 pages
...always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your...do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." The officer retired rather crestfallen, and without saying a word in reply. This recalls a very pertinent...
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Ulysses S. Grant

Franklin Spencer Edmonds - 1915 - 376 pages
...Some of you always seem to think that he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land on our rear and both of our flanks at the same time....do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do. " It was Lincoln's recognition of Grant's unfaltering purpose which gave him such absolute confidence...
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson - History - 1988 - 904 pages
...always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land on our rear and on both our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command,...do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do. " H Grant soon showed that he meant what he said. Both flanks had been badly bruised, and his 17,500...
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson - History - 1988 - 952 pages
...always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land on our rear and on both our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command,...do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." H Grant soon showed that he meant what he said. Both flanks had been badly bruised, and his 17,500...
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Fighting for Defeat: Union Military Failure in the East, 1861-1865

Michael C. C. Adams - History - 1978 - 256 pages
...always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both flanks at the same time. Go back to your command,...going to do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do."11 If further evidence was needed that Grant was not going to follow the old pattern, it was given...
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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
...always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your...do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." 16 Here was the formula for success that explained the contrast between the western and eastern Union...
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The Rise of U.S. Grant

Arthur L. Conger - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 390 pages
...you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and our flanks at the same time. Go back to your command,...do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." It was a view of matters that the Army of the Potomac had never taken before; it was one Grant would...
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The Way of the Warrior: Business Tactics and Techniques from History's ...

James F. Dunnigan, Daniel Masterson - Business & Economics - 1998 - 224 pages
...you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your...do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." Innovation. By his own admission Grant was not a great scholar of military affairs. This, however,...
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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

Ulysses Simpson Grant - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 674 pages
...always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your...do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." 19 Grant knew what he was going to do. The next morning he ordered preparations for an advance. Men...
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Jefferson Davis's Generals

G. S. Boritt - History - 2000 - 252 pages
...always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault, and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time. Go back to your...do ourselves, instead of what Lee is going to do." 25 The second anecdote concerns Gettysburg. Several million words, or so it sometimes seems, have been...
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