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Benedict Arnold's Navy: The Ragtag Fleet That Lost the Battle of Lake ... - Page 8
by James L. Nelson - 2006 - 416 pages
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The Life of Frederick William Von Steuben, Major General in the ...

Friedrich Kapp - Generals - 1859 - 735 pages
...of this nation is not in the least to be compared with that of the Prussians, Austrians, or French. You say to your soldier, " Do this, and he doeth it...This is the reason why you ought to do that," and then he does it were as raw as my soldiora. This army was renewed almost after every campaign, and...
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Historical View of the American Revolution ...

George Washington Greene - United States - 1865 - 459 pages
...impairing their energy of will. " You say to your soldier," wrote Steuben to a Prussian officer, " Do this, and he doeth it. But I am obliged to say to mine, This is the reason why you ought to do that, and then he does it." Henceforth we begin to...
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Historical View of the American Revolution ...

George Washington Greene - United States - 1865 - 459 pages
...impairing their energy of will. " You say to your soldier," wrote Steuben to a Prussian officer, " Do this, and he doeth it. But I am obliged to say to mine, This is the reason why you ought to do that, and then he does it." Henceforth we begin to...
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Formation of the Union, 1750-1829

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1893 - 278 pages
...are all generals, but not soldiers;" and Baron Steuben wrote to a Prussian officer a little later: "You say to your soldier, ' Do this,' and he doeth it; but I am obliged to say to mine, ' This is the reason why you ought to do that,' and then he does it." The British officers...
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Formation of the Union, 1750-1829

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1897 - 278 pages
...are all generals, but not soldiers;" and Baron Steuben wrote to a Prussian officer a little later: "You say to your soldier, ' Do this,' and he doeth it; but I am obliged to say to mine, 'This is the reason why you ought to do that,' and then he does it." The British officers...
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The Real America in Romance: With Reading Courses, Being a ..., Volume 14

John Roy Musick, Edwin Markham, Scott Robinson - United States - 1908
...highest order. Shortly after he arrived, he wrote to a Prussian friend regarding the American volunteers, "You say to your soldier, 'Do this,' and he doeth it; but I am obliged to say to mine, ' This is the reason why you ought to do that,' and then he does it." As instructor-general...
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George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution

Robert Leckie - History - 2010 - 688 pages
...Austrians or French. You say to your [European] soldier, 'Do this,' and he doeth it. But [to an American] I am obliged to say, 'This is the reason why you ought to do that, 'and then he does it." Unknown to the baron, while he was making soldiers out of free spirits, they were...
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The Creation of America: Through Revolution to Empire

Francis Jennings - History - 2000 - 340 pages
...polish officers' boots. As a democratic army, it lacked something, but even Steuben wrote to a friend, "You say to your soldier, 'Do this' and he doeth it;...'This is the reason why you ought to do that'; and then he does it." It is one of the more inspiring messages of the Revolution, but a cynic may wonder...
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Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Faithful Revolutionary

Scott McDermott - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 352 pages
...discovered that he had to temper his methods to the American spirit. In Europe, Steuben commented, "you say to your soldier, 'Do this,' and he doeth it, but here I am obliged to say, 'This is the reason why you ought to do that': and then he does it." Steuben...
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George Washington's New Jersey: A Guide to the Crossroads of the American ...

Craig Mitchell - History - 2003 - 136 pages
...of this nation is not in the least to be compared with that of the Prussians, Austrians, or French. You say to your soldier, 'Do this' and he doeth it,...say, This is the reason why you ought to do that' and then he does it." Clinton pulled out of Philadelphia on June 18, but Washington knew about the move...
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