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History of the Twelfth Massachusetts Volunteers (Webster Regiment) - Page 57
by Benjamin F. Cook, James Beale - 1882 - 167 pages
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A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee

John Esten Cooke - Biography & Autobiography - 1871 - 577 pages
...occupy is the one from which he can most easily advance upon the enemy. Let us study the probable line of retreat of our opponents, and leave our own to take care of itself. Let us look liefore, and not behind. Disaster and shame look in the rear." The result, as will...
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Stonewall Jackson: A Military Biography

John Esten Cooke, Moses Drury Hodge, John William Jones - Generals - 1876 - 587 pages
...occupy is the one from which he can most easily advance upon the enemy. Let us study the probable line of retreat of our opponents, and leave our own to take care of itself. Let us look before and not behind. Disaster and shame lurk in the rear." General Pope then...
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Proceedings and Report of the Board of Army Officers, Convened by ..., Part 2

Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862 - 1879
...strongest position a soldier should desire to occupy is one from which he can most easily ad vane** against the enemy. Let us study the probable lines...care of themselves. Let us look before Us and not liviiiiiil. Success and glory are in the advance. Disaster and shame lurk in the rear. Let us act on...
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Four Years in the Army of the Potomac: A Soldier's Recollections

Evan Rowland Jones - United States - 1881 - 246 pages
...positions and holding them of lines of retreat and of bases of supplies. Let us discard such ideas. Let us study the probable lines of retreat of our...own to take care of themselves. Let us look before, and not behind. Success and glory are in the advance. Disaster and shame lurk in the rear." General...
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Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain: in the war of the great rebellion 1861-62; a ...

George Henry Gordon - United States - 1883 - 376 pages
...desire to occupy is one from which he can most easily advance upon the enemy. Let us study possible lines of retreat of our opponents, and leave our own to take care of themselves. Let us look before and not behind. Success and glory are in the advance." his Falstaffian pretences, and dubbed him "...
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Fitz-John Porter: Speech of Hon. John A. Logan, of Illinois, in the Senate ...

John Alexander Logan - Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862 - 1884 - 112 pages
...positions and holding them, of lines of retreat and of bases of supplies. Let us discard such ideas. * * * Let us study the probable lines of retreat of our...before us, and not behind. Success and glory are in ttie advance. Disaster and shame lurk in the rear. This sounded well on paper, hut it worked badly...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 6

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...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.'...care of themselves. Let us look before us, and not bev<? xn., hind. Success and glory are in the advance, disPP? 473, 474. aster and shame lurk in the...
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The Army of Northern Virginia in 1862

William Allan - United States - 1892 - 537 pages
...operation he finds in Virginia.1 " I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them, of lines of retreat and of bases of supplies. Let...take care of themselves. Let us look before us and uot behind. Success and glory are in the advance. Disaster and shame lurk in the rear." It is not to...
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Three Years in the Army: The Story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts ...

Charles E. Davis - Massachusetts - 1893 - 476 pages
...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."...before us, and not behind. Success and glory are in advance, disaster and shame lurk in the rear. Let us act on this understanding, and it is safe to predict...
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Three Years in the Army: The Story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts ...

Charles E. Davis - Massachusetts - 1894 - 476 pages
...of '.'taking strong positions and holding them," of "lines of retreat," and of "bases pr'supplies." Let us discard such ideas. The strongest position...before us, and not behind. Success and glory are in advance, disaster and shame lurk in the rear. Let us act on this understanding, and it is safe to predict...
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