General Hancock

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D. Appleton, 1894 - Generals - 332 pages
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Page 4 - Hancock stands the most conspicuous figure of all the general officers who did not exercise a separate command. He commanded a corps longer than any other one, and his name was never mentioned as having committed in battle a blunder for which he was responsible.
Page 73 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction, that the Commanding General announces to the army, that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
Page 296 - Should there be violations of existing laws, which are not inquired into by the civil magistrates, or should failures in the administration of justice by the courts be complained of. the cases will be reported to these headquarters, when such orders will be made as may be deemed necessary. While the general thus indicates his purpose to respect the liberties of the people, he wishes all to understand that armed insurrections or forcible resistance to the law will be instantly suppressed by arms.
Page 266 - ... been a march of only four miles. Why they were thus sent has not been explained by General Meade, neither are we informed why he continued through the afternoon to send his despatches by couriers while Hancock was using the telegraph. General Meade sent this message a little before three o'clock: " I hope you will be able to give the enemy a good thrashing. All I apprehend is his being able to interpose between you and Warren. You must look out for this...
Page 4 - I now write, young and freshlooking, he presented an appearance that would attract the attention of an army as he passed. His genial disposition made him friends, and his personal courage and his presence with his command in the thickest of the fight won for him the confidence of troops serving under him.
Page 273 - I do not care to die, but I pray God I may never leave this field ! ' " The agony of that day never passed away from the proud soldier.

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