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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... "
Three Years in the Army of the Potomac - Page 170
by Henry Nichols Blake - 1865 - 313 pages
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Infantry Journal, Volume 20

Military art and science - 1922
...have determined 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. 412 413 The operations of the 5th, llth and 12th Corps have been a succession of splendid achievements....
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The Civil War, Volume 3, Issue 1

James I. Robertson - United States - 1913 - 63 pages
...have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him. The operations of the Fifth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Corps have been a succession of splendid achievements....
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Chancellorsville: Lee's Greatest Battle

Edward James Stackpole - History - 1988 - 398 pages
...determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly or come out from behind his intrenchments and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him. The operations of the V, XI, and XII Corps have been a succession of splendid achievements. By Order of...
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Fighting for Defeat: Union Military Failure in the East, 1861-1865

Michael C. C. Adams - History - 1978 - 256 pages
...Hooker put it, "Our enemy must either ingloriously fly or come out from behind his intrenchments and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." 32 The movement of the main body began on April 27 and by mid-day on April 30 the leading corps under...
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Mighty Stonewall

Frank Everson Vandiver - Biography & Autobiography - 1957 - 547 pages
...have determined that our 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." 24 Were the Federal entrenchments as formidable as Hooker claimed? Was he completely protected, or...
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Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson

Byron Farwell - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 576 pages
...assuring them that "our enemy must either ingloriously fly or come out from behind his entrenchments and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." Lee, however, had different thoughts. With that boldness taken to the edge of rashness which ever characterized...
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Nine Men in Gray

Charles L. Dufour - History - 1963 - 364 pages
...his troops that "the enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." Alexander's comment, in his book, on Hooker's boast was this: "And, indeed, if a general may ever be...
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Fascinating Facts from American History

Bill Lawrence - Education - 1995 - 270 pages
...commander. "Our enemy," he declared, "must either ingloriously fly or come from behind his defenses and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." Destruction came about all right, but not quite in the manner Fighting Joe expected. Lee daringly divided...
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Letters of a Civil War Surgeon

William Watson, Paul Fatout - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 176 pages
...have 1863 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." His plan was good, even to the choice of battlefield, high ground near Chancellorsville, about ten...
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A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire

Fletcher Pratt - History - 1997 - 426 pages
...announces to the army that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly or give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." By this time Lee had discovered the trick; leaving Early with one division on Marye's Heights to hold...
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