History of the Eighty-fifth regiment Pennsylvania volunteer infantry, 1861-1865: comprising an authentic narrative of Casey's division at the Battle of Seven Pines

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J. C. & W. E. Powers, 1915 - Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862 - 467 pages

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Page 49 - And here let me say, not as applicable to you personally, that senators and representatives speak of me in their places as they please without question, and that officers of the army must cease addressing insulting letters to them for taking no greater liberty with them. But to return. Are you strong enough, even with my help, to set your foot upon the necks of Sumner, Heintzelman, and Keyes all at once? This is a practical and very serious question for you. The success of your army and the cause...
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Page 49 - I have had no word from Sumner, Heintzelman, or Keyes — the commanders of these corps are, of course, the three highest officers with you : but I am constantly told that you have no consultation or communication with them ; that you consult and communicate with nobody but Gen.
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Page 49 - When you relieved General Hamilton of his command the other day, you thereby lost the confidence of at least one of your best friends in the Senate.
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