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" The result of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the army of Northern Virginia in this struggle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility of any further... "
Personal Reminiscences, Anecdotes, and Letters of Gen. Robert E. Lee - Page 296
by John William Jones - 1875 - 509 pages
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Three Years with Grant

Sylvanus Cadwallader - History - 1996 - 362 pages
...said : "Not yet," Lee wrote to Grant: "I have reed your note of this date. Though not entertaining the opinion you express of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of N. Va.— I reciprocate your desire to avoid useless effusion of blood, & therefore before considering...
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A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

Russell Frank Weigley - History - 2000 - 612 pages
...might well address the Confederate commander: General: The result of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility...
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Lee's Aide-de-Camp

Charles Marshall - History - 1927 - 287 pages
...yth, 1865 General RE Lee, Commanding CSA GENERAL, — The result of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility...
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California Sabers: The 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry in the Civil War

James McLean - History - 2000 - 340 pages
...formal letter to General Lee suggesring he surrender. "The results of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Vitginia in this struggle," wrote Grant. "I feel it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself...
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Grant

Jean Edward Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 784 pages
...and began to write. yth Apl. '65 Genl I have received your note of this date. Though not entertaining the opinion you express of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of N. Va.— reciprocate your desire to avoid the useless effusion of blood, and therefore before considering...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
...correspondence with the embattled Confederate chief. 'The result of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Va. in this struggle," declared Grant. "I feel that it is so and regard it as my duty to shift from...
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The Civil War

Susan Provost Beller - History - 2002 - 103 pages
...the conflict. APRIL 7, 1865. General RE LEE: GENERAL: The result of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility...
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Lee's Miserables: Life in the Army of Northern Virginia from the Wilderness ...

J. Tracy Power - History - 2002 - 488 pages
...April at Farmville, sent a short note to Lee that began, "The result of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia," then asked the Confederate commander to surrender. Lee replied that he did not think his predicament...
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The Lincoln Affair

Michael Gerhardt - Fiction - 2003 - 401 pages
...scratched out a reply. 7Apl, 1865 Genl; I have reed your note of this date. Though not entertaining the opinion you express of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army ofN. Va. -1 reciprocate your desire to avoid useless effusion of blood, & therefore before considering...
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The Most Fearful Ordeal: Original Coverage of the Civil War by Writers and ...

James M. McPherson - History - 2004 - 420 pages
...LIEUTENANT-GENERAL. APRIL?, 1865. Gen. RE Lee, Commanding CSA: GENERAL: The result of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle. I feel that it is so and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility...
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