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Page 151 - The path of duty was the way to glory : He, that ever following her commands, On with toil of heart and knees and hands...
Page 161 - You remember my speaking to you of what I called your over-cautiousness. Are you not over-cautious when you assume that you cannot do what the enemy is constantly doing ? Should you not claim to be at least his equal in prowess, and act upon the claim?
Page 162 - Richmond within the next twenty-four hours? You dread his going into Pennsylvania, but if he does so in full force, he gives up his communications to you absolutely, and you have nothing to do but to follow and ruin him.
Page 181 - Creek, meet you at all points from Washington. The same, only the lines lengthened a little, if you press closer to the Blue Ridge part of the way.
Page 262 - The habit of declaring sympathies for the enemy will not be allowed in this Department. Persons committing such offences will be at once arrested, with a view to being tried as above stated, or sent beyond our lines into the lines of their friends. " It must be distinctly understood, that treason, expressed or implied, will not be tolerated in this Department.
Page 211 - The general commanding directs that you keep your whole command in position for a rapid movement down the old Richmond road, and you will send out at once a division at least, to pass below Smithfield to seize, if possible, the heights near Captain Hamilton's, on this side of the Massaponax, taking care to keep it well supported and its line of retreat open.
Page 163 - Gaps would enable you to attack if you should wish. For a great part of the way you would be practically between the enemy and both Washington and Richmond, enabling us to spare you the greatest number of troops from here. When, at length, running for Richmond ahead of him enables him to move this way, if he does so, turn and attack him in rear.
Page 128 - Your despatch of to-day received. God bless you, and all with you; destroy the Rebel army if possible.