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" 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... "
Massachusetts in the Army and Navy During the War of 1861-65 - Page 93
by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, Charles Webster Wilson, Florence Wyman Jaques - 1896
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Life of Winfield Scott Hancock, Major-general, U.S.A.: His Childhood, Youth ...

Frederick Elizur Goodrich - 1886 - 352 pages
...1863. This was the occasion of Hooker's boastful proclamation to the troops : "The enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences...on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." He is also said to have declared in conversation : "The rebel army is now the legitimate property...
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Memoirs of Robert E. Lee: his military and personal history, embracing a ...

Armistead Lindsay Long, Marcus Joseph Wright - Generals - 1886 - 707 pages
...on Thursday night he issued an order to the troops in which he announced that "the enemy must either ingloriously fly or come out from behind his defences...on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." This boast, we are told, so much in the style of Hooker, was amplified by the whole tenor of...
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Military Miscellanies

James Barnet Fry - Military art and science - 1889 - 528 pages
...retire. This view is sustained by the second part of his order of April 30, wherein he says Lee must " ingloriously fly or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground" — that is, behind our defences ; defence being instinctively his purpose, provided Lee came out....
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Life of Jefferson Davis, with an Authentic Account of His Private and Public ...

Biography & Autobiography - 1890
...last three days have determined that our enemy must ingloriously fly, or come out from behind their defences and give us battle 'on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." On Friday morning General Hooker began the strata getic disposition of his force. It was formed...
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Memoirs of William Nelson Pendleton, D.D.: Rector of Latimer Parish ...

Susan Pendleton Lee - Lexington (Va.) - 1893 - 490 pages
...announces to the army that the operations of the last three days have determined that the enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences...on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." His sanguine anticipations were soon to be signally blasted. General Lee was promptly informed...
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Military Essays and Recollections: Papers Read Before the Commandery of the ...

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Illinois - United States - 1894
...to the army that the preparations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences...on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." Hooker forgot the injunction of Ahab, King of Israel, to Benhadad, King of Syria. " Tell him,"...
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General Lee

Fitzhugh Lee - Generals - 1894 - 433 pages
...operations, telling them that his enemy " must ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defenses and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." On May ist Hooker started for Fredericksburg. The four corps with him, less Gibbon's division...
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General Hancock

Francis Amasa Walker - Generals - 1894 - 332 pages
...order declaring that " the enemy must either ingloriously fly or come out from behind his defenses and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." On the left, down the river, things had gone equally well. Sedgwick, on the 29th, crossed the...
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The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography

United States - 1895
...last three days have determined that our enemy must íngloriously fly, or come out from behind their defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits them." The result that actually occurred angered the whole country. Hooker had declared that the army...
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Story of the Confederate States; Or, History of the War for Southern ...

Joseph Tyrone Derry - Confederate States of America - 1895 - 430 pages
...three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly or come out from his defenses and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." To some of his officers Hooker remarked : "The Confederate army is now the legitimate property...
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