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A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee - Page 101
by John Esten Cooke - 1871 - 577 pages
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The Army of Northern Virginia in 1862

William Allan - United States - 1892 - 537 pages
...distinction you are capable of achieving : that opportunity I shall endeavor to give you. Meantime, I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases, which I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them, of lines of retreat...
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History of the Ninth and Tenth Regiments Rhode Island Volunteers, and the ...

William Arnold Spicer - United States - 1892 - 411 pages
...the distinction you are capable of achieving. That opportunity I shall endeavor to give you. Meantime I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases which I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of taking "strong positions and holding them, " of " lines of retreat,"...
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The Army of Northern Virginia in 1862

William Allan - United States - 1892 - 537 pages
...distinction you are capable of achieving : that opportunity I shall endeavor to give you. Meantime, I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases, which I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them, of lines of retreat...
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The Army of Northern Virginia in 1862

William Allan - United States - 1892 - 537 pages
...desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases, which I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them, of lines of retreat and of bases of supplies. Let us discard such ideas. The strongest position a soldier should desire to...
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Three Years in the Army: The Story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts ...

Charles E. Davis - Massachusetts - 1893 - 476 pages
...the distinction you are capable of achieving. That opportunity I shall endeavor to give you. Meantime I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases which I am sorry to find so much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of " taking strong positions and holding them," of...
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Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy, 1807-1870

Henry Alexander White - United States - 1897 - 467 pages
...desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases, which I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them, of lines of retreat and of bases of supplies. Let us discard such ideas. The strongest position a soldier should desire to...
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Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War, Volume 2

George Francis Robert Henderson - United States - 1898
...system, and to lead you against the enemy. It is my purpose to do so, and that speedily. . . . Meantime, I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases, which I am sorry to find much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them of lines of retreat...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850: 1862-1864

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899
...Committee, C. W , part ip 280. * CW, Supp. part ii. p. 105. I am sony to find so much in vogue amongst you. I hear constantly of ' taking strong positions and holding them,' of ' lines of retreat,' and of ' bases of supplies.' Let us discard such ideas. The strongest position a soldier should desire...
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Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States History, Volume 3

Clement Anselm Evans - Confederate States of America - 1899
...been to seek the adversary and beat him when found ; whose policy has been attack, not defense. ... I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases, which I am sorry to find in vogue amongst you, of lines of retreat and bases of supplies. Let us dismiss such ideas. The strongest...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 ...

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899
...same system and to lead you against the enemy. It is my purpose to do so, and that speedily. . . . I desire you to dismiss from your minds certain phrases which i This was July 8, CW, part ip 276. * This was July 21, Warden's Chase, p. 438; Schuckers's Chase, p....
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