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" I have seen but little generalship during the campaign. Some of our corps commanders are not fit to be corporals. Lazy and indifferent, they will not even ride along their lines; yet, without hesitancy, they will order us to attack the enemy, no matter... "
Staff Ride Handbook for the Overland Campaign, Virginia, 4 May to 15 June ... - Page 314
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The Life and Letters of Emory Upton, Colonel of the Fourth Regiment of ...

Peter Smith Michie - Generals - 1885 - 511 pages
...intrenchments " ; and again : " I am very sorry to say I have seen but little generalship during the campaign. Some of our corps commanders are not fit to be corporals. Lazy and incompetent, they will not even ride along their lines ; yet without hesitancy they will order us to...
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Heroes of the Great Conflict: Life and Services of William Farrar Smith ...

James Harrison Wilson - Generals - 1904 - 130 pages
...position. * * * I am very sorry to add that I have seen but little generalship during the campaign. Some of our corps commanders are not fit to be corporals. Lazy and indifferent they will not even ride along their lines, yet without hesitancy they will order us to...
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Life and services of William Farrar Smith in the Civil War

James Harrison Wilson - 1904 - 130 pages
...position. * * * I am very sorry to add that I have seen but little generalship during the campaign. Some of our corps commanders are not fit to be corporals. Lazy and indifferent they will not even ride along their lines, yet without hesitancy they will order us to...
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Under the Old Flag: Recollections of Military Operations in the ..., Volume 1

James Harrison Wilson - China - 1912
...escaped unharmed. . . . I am very sorry to say I have seen but little generalship during the campaign. Some of our corps commanders are not fit to be corporals. Lazy and indifferent, they will not even ride along their lines; yet, without hesitancy, they will order us...
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Under the Old Flag: Recollections of Military Operations in the ..., Volume 1

James Harrison Wilson - China - 1912
...escaped unharmed. . . . I am very sorry to say I have seen but little generalship during the campaign. Some of our corps commanders are not fit to be corporals. Lazy and indifferent, they will not even ride along their lines; yet, without hesitancy, they will order us...
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Ulysses S. Grant

Franklin Spencer Edmonds - 1915 - 376 pages
...during the campaign. Some of the corps commanders are not fit to be corporals. Lazy and indifferent, they will not even ride along their lines ; yet, without...to attack the enemy, no matter what their position and numbers." This comment aids in the understanding of Grant's dependence upon Hancock and Sheridan...
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Grant

Jean Edward Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 784 pages
...Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., a 6th Corps staff officer.73 Emory Upton said it equally pungently: "Some of our corps commanders are not fit to be corporals....and indolent, they will not even ride along their lines."74 Grant was not ready to call it quits at Spotsylvania. Although it rained steadily for the...
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