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" The General is a little nervous this morning ; he wishes me to attack ; I do not wish to do so without Pickett. I never like to go into battle with one boot off. "
Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and ... - Page 61
by John Bell Hood - 1880 - 358 pages
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The Annals of the War Written by Leading Participants North and South

United States - 1879 - 800 pages
...subsequently, while we were seated together near the trunk of a tree : " General Lee is a little nervons this morning. He wishes me to attack. I do not wish...to do so without Pickett. I never like to go into a battle with one boot off." Having thus disproved the assertions of Messrs. Pendleton and Early in...
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General Lee

Fitzhugh Lee - Generals - 1894 - 433 pages
...Hood states that Longstreet afterward said, seating himself near the trunk of a tree by his side: " The general is a little nervous this morning. He wishes me to attack. I do not want to do so without Pickett. I never like to go into battle with one boot off." McLaws says that...
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Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy, 1807-1870

Henry Alexander White - United States - 1897 - 467 pages
...sat apart with Hood, and Lee kept up his anxious watch upon the enemy. Then Longstreet said to Hood : "The General is a little nervous this morning; he...I never like to go into battle with one boot off." When McLaws drew nigh at eight o'clock he found Longstreet in the impatient humour and Lee bending...
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SOUTHERN HISTORICAL SOCIETY PAPERS

R. A. BROCK - 1899
...and you said to me subsequently, while we were seated together near the trunk of a tree: 'General Lee is a little nervous this morning. He wishes me to...to do so without Pickett. I never like to go into a battle with one boot off.' " (Southern Historical Society Papers, January-February, 1878, page 79.)...
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Lee and Longstreet at High Tide: Gettysburg in the Light of the Official Records

Helen Dortch Longstreet - Generals - 1904 - 346 pages
...you said to me subsequently, while we were seated together near the trunk of a tree, ' General Lee is a little nervous this morning. He wishes me to...to do so without Pickett. I never like to go into a battle with one boot off.' " Another letter, which in a way is still more important than any of the...
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Lee and Longstreet at high tide: Gettysburg in the light of the official records

Helen Dortch Longstreet - Generals - 1904 - 346 pages
...you said to me subsequently, while we were seated together near the trunk of a tree, * General Lee is a little nervous this morning. He wishes me to attack. I do not wish to do so without Fickett. I never like to go into a battle with one boot off.' " Another letter, which in a way is still...
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Gettysburg Campaign and Campaigns of 1864-1865 in Virginia

Robert Mackey Stribling - Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 - 1905 - 308 pages
...in the re-ir —in order to make the attack; and you said to me subsequently, while we were seated near the trunk of a tree: 'The General is a little...wishes me to attack, I do not wish to do so without Picket! I never like to go into battle with one boot off.' Thus passed the forenoon of that eventful...
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Life and Letters of Robert Edward Lee: Soldier and Man

John William Jones - Generals - 1906 - 486 pages
...tree by his side: "The general is a little nervous this morning. He wishes me to attack. I do not want to do so without Pickett. I never like to go into battle with one boot off." McLaws says that his orders were to leave his camp at 4 AM, but were afterwards changed to sunrise;...
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Life and Letters of Robert Edward Lee: Soldier and Man

John William Jones - Generals - 1906 - 486 pages
...division — at that time still in rear — in order to make the attack, and you said to me subsequently, 'The General is a little nervous this morning; he wishes me to make the attack; I do not wish to do so without Pickett. I never like to go into battle with one boot...
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General Lee: His Campaigns in Virginia, 1861-1865

Walter Herron Taylor - United States - 1906 - 314 pages
...division—at that time still in rear —in order to make the attack, and you said to me subsequently, " The general is a little nervous this morning; he wishes me to make the attack. I do not wish to do so without Pickett. I never like to go into battle with one boot...
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