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6th corps advance Answer arrived artillery asked assault Assistant attack batteries battle believe bridge brigade Burnside called carried cavalry chairman Chancellorsville charge Chief Colonel column command committee communication copy corps court cover crater crossing D. C. WAGER desire despatch directed division effect enemy enemy's engaged examined fact field fight fire flank force ford forward Fredericksburg front General-in-Chief Gettysburg give given ground HALLECK HEADQUARTERS ARMY held hold Hooker hour immediately infantry instructions July June leave Major Meade miles morning move movement necessary night o'clock occupied officers opened operations opinion passed portion position possible Potomac prepared present Question Rappahannock rear reason rebel received regiments remained retreat river road Sedgwick sent side soon staff success suppose taken Telegram telegraph took troops Washington whole withdraw
Page viii - The Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of...
Page 293 - My original instructions require me to cover Harper's Ferry and Washington. I have now imposed upon me, in addition, an enemy in my front of more than my number. I beg to be understood, respectfully, but firmly, that I am unable to comply with this condition with the means at my disposal, and earnestly request that I may at once be relieved from the position I occupy.
Page 249 - In one word, I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the river, like an ox jumped half over a fence, and liable to be torn by dogs, front and rear, without a fair chance to gore one way or kick the other.
Page 155 - ... worst you at that point, while his main force would in some way be getting an advantage of you northward. In one word, I would not take any risk of being entangled...
Page 206 - No noncommissioned officer or private can give his parole except through an officer. Individual paroles not given through an officer are not only void, but subject the individuals giving them to the punishment of death as deserters. The only admissible exception is where individuals, properly separated from their commands, have suffered long confinement without the possibility of being paroled through an officer.
Page 260 - If the head of Lee's army is at Martinsburg and the tail of it on the plank road between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the animal must be very slim somewhere. Could you not break him ?" The Confederates under Ewell entered Pennsylvania June 22.
Page xlv - We have good reason to suppose that the enemy is moving to our right. Please advance your pickets, for purposes of observation, as far as may be safe, in order to obtain timely information of their approach.
Page 294 - The sorrow of parting with the comrades of so many battles is relieved by the conviction that the courage and devotion of this army will never cease nor fail; that it will yield to my successor, as it has to me, a willing and hearty support. With the earnest prayer that the triumph of this army may bring successes worthy of it and the nation, I bid it farewell. " JOSEPH HOOKER, Major-General.
Page 434 - ... nearer and nearer. The compromise was that the King should marry, that Parliament should pass an Act enabling the lady to be the King's wife without the position of Queen ; and when I saw His Majesty on November 25 he asked me whether that proposition had been put to me, and I said yes.