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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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A Diary of Battle: The Personal Journals of Colonel Charles S. Wainwright ...

Charles Shiels Wainwright, Allan Nevins - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 549 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.'' But as Lee and Jackson conferred in great anxiety that night, Stuart brought them word that the Union...
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Inside the Army of the Potomac: The Civil War Experience of Captain Francis ...

Francis Adams Donaldson, J. Gregory Acken - History - 1998 - 500 pages
...diree days' movements, the enemy "must either inglonousty fly, or come out from behind his defenses and give us battle on our own ground where certain destruction awaits him." Ibid., 171. 11. Pvt. David C. Thompson of Company H, 134th Pennsylvania Volunteers, survived his regiment's...
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Fighting Joe Hooker

Walter H. Hebert - History - 1944 - 366 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. . . ,"82 There are many personal narratives and regimental histories which indicate that the newcomers...
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We Have it Damn Hard Out Here: The Civil War Letters of Sergeant Thomas W ...

Thomas W. Smith, Eric J. Wittenberg - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 175 pages
...days have determined that our enemy must ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defenses and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." 22 Only the part about the Confederates coming out from behind their defenses proved true. Once again,...
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Controversies and Commanders: Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac

Stephen W. Sears - History - 2000 - 320 pages
...his army, saying, "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." This prediction would be much derided, yet at the time of its issue it was an exactly accurate statement...
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The American Civil War: The War in the East 1861 - May 1863

Gary W. Gallagher - History - 2001 - 96 pages
...to his army 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.' Lee reacted boldly to Hooker's maneuver. He divided his small army, leaving Jubal A. Early and about...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 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." Hooker also allegedly told the newspaper reporter William Swinton, 'The Rebel army ... is now the legitimate...
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Battlegrounds: Geography and the History of Warfare

Michael Stephenson - History - 2003 - 287 pages
...rear. Hooker brimmed with confidence on the night of April 30, stating that "our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or... give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." At Chancellorsville, Hooker's soldiers lay in the midst of the Wilderness of Spotsylvania. Extending...
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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War

Benson Bobrick - History - 2008 - 288 pages
...enemy must either ingloriously fly," he informed his troops, "or come out from behind his defenses and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him." Later that night, he actually announced, "The rebel army is now the legitimate property of the Army...
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The American Civil War: This Mighty Scourge of War

Stephen Douglas Engle, Robert K. Krick - History - 2003 - 328 pages
...to his army 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.' Lee reacted boldly to Hooker's maneuver. He divided his small army, leaving Jubal A. Early and about...
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