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" The enemy are on our soil; the whole country now looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe ; our failure to do so will leave us no such welcome as the swelling of millions of hearts with pride and joy at our success would... "
Record of the Thirty-third Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry: From Aug. 1862 ... - Page 32
by Andrew J. Boies - 1880 - 168 pages
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The attack and defense of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, July 2, 1863

Oliver Willcox Norton - Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863 - 1913 - 350 pages
...believed that it will fight more desperately and bravely than ever if it is addressed in fitting terms. " Corps and other commanders are authorized to order the instant death of any soldier who fails in his duty at this hour. " By command of MAJOR-GENERAL MEADE. " S. WILLIAMS, Ass"t Adft Gen'l. " West...
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The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade: Major-general United ..., Volume 2

George Gordon Meade - Mexican War, 1846-1848 - 1913
...briefly the immense issues involved in the struggle. The enemy are on our soil; the whole country now looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe. Our failure to do so will leave us no such welcome as the swelling of millions of hearts with pride...
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Battle Tactics of the Civil War

Paddy Griffith - History - 1989 - 239 pages
...the start of Gettysburg the depth of Meade's anxiety may be judged by his general order authorising the 'instant death of any soldier who fails to do his duty at this hour'.65 Not all the executions of deserters, apparently, took place in cold blood or after due process...
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Fighting for Defeat: Union Military Failure in the East, 1861-1865

Michael C. C. Adams - History - 1978 - 256 pages
...his corps commanders the general noted that "the army has fought well heretofore" but he added that commanders "are authorized to order the instant death of any soldier who fails to do his duty at this hour."45 The Confederate outlook on the march to Gettysburg was different. Chancellorsville had appeared...
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My Enemy, My Brother: Men and Days of Gettysburg

Joseph E. Persico - History - 1996 - 271 pages
...our soil." The officer's reedy voice barely carried across the regiment. "... The whole country now looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe. . . . Homes, firesides, altars are involved. The Army has fought well heretofore: it is believed that...
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The Gettysburg Nobody Knows

Gabor S. Boritt - History - 1999 - 270 pages
...explain to the troops "the immense issues involved in the struggle" and that "The whole country now looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe." He believed the Army of the Potomac "will fight more desperately and bravely than ever if it is addressed...
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The Most Glorious Fourth: Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4, 1863

Duane P. Schultz - History - 2002 - 447 pages
...about the immense issues involved in the struggle. The enemy are on our soil; the whole country now looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe. Our failure to do so will leave us no such welcome as the swelling of millions of hearts with pride...
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General Wadsworth: The Life and Wars of Brevet General James S. Wadsworth

Wayne Mahood - HISTORY - 2009 - 336 pages
...desperately and bravely than ever." As if this were not enough, Meade added an ominous final note: "Corps and other commanders are authorized to order the instant death of any soldier who fails in his duty at this hour."21 There was little immediate reaction from those who heard General Meade's...
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The Deserter: Murder at Gettysburg

Jane Langton - Fiction - 2003 - 322 pages
...and Otis knew the penalty for a fourth desertion. He was to be shot on sight. OTIS, WHERE WERE YOU? Corps and other commanders are authorized to order the instant death of any soldier who fails in his duty at this hour. MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE GORDON MEADE he battle of Gettysburg has become...
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Gettysburg

Noah Andre Trudeau - History - 2010 - 720 pages
...ordered to be read to the troops. "The enemy are on our soil," it declared. "The whole country now looks anxiously to this army to deliver it from the presence of the foe." The message ended by advising that officers were "authorized to order the instant death of any soldier...
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