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" Abraham joined a volunteer company, and, to his own surprise, was elected captain of it. He says he has not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction. He went to the campaign, served near three months, met the ordinary hardships... "
The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln: Containing Many Unpublished Documents and ...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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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 516 pages
...captain of the New Salem company. Thirty years and numerous elections later, Lincoln recalled that "he has not since had any success in life, which gave him so much satisfaction." Even more important for the sake of his political advancement, Captain Lincoln was thrown together...
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Lincoln on Democracy

Abraham Lincoln, G. S. Boritt - History - 2004 - 416 pages
...Hawk War, and "to his own surprise" is elected captain of his volunteer company, later writing that he "has not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction." Recalling his wartime service, he will later joke that he fought "a good many bloody battles with the...
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The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln

C.A. Tripp - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 384 pages
...his safety.) Lincoln always seemed to revel in his Black Hawk War days, and decades later was to say: "[H]e has not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction."29 But just how much satisfaction was Lincoln able to enjoy from the rest of that eventful,...
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Lincoln and His World, Volume 1

Richard Lawrence Miller - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 443 pages
...Speaking of himself in the third person, Lincoln said he "to his own surprise, was elected captain. ... He has not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction."57 He probably retained civilian attire; officer uniforms were custom tailored, an expense...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 463 pages
...was almost alone. Lincoln was to write, years later, that he was "surprized" at this election and had "not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction." He at once appointed Jack Armstrong first sergeant, and nine days later promoted from the ranks his...
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