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" When you first reached the vicinity of Vicksburg, I thought you should do what you finally did — march the troops across the neck, run the batteries with the transports, and thus go below; and I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew... "
The Life and Administration of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History ... - Page 78
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Grant and Sherman: The Friendship that Won the Civil War

Charles Bracelen Flood - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 460 pages
...had felt about some of Grant's movements during the long Vicksburg campaign, and closed with this: I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong. Yours very truly, A. Lincoln 8 PAIN AND PLEASURE ON THE LONG ROAD 10 CHATTANOOGA AND MISSIONARY RIDGE With...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...misgivings over Grant's decision to turn "Northward East of the Big Black" instead of joining General Banks. "I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong." Word of Vicksburg's surrender unleashed wild celebrations throughout the North. In Washington, a large...
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U.S. Grant: The Making of a General, 1861-1863

Michael B. Ballard - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 184 pages
...note from Abraham Lincoln helped ease his restlessness: "When you got below, and took Port-Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join Gen. Banks; and when you turned Northward East of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish...
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Nurse and Spy in the Union Army

S. Emma Edmonds, Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds - History - 2005 - 412 pages
...; and I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pas expedition and the like could succeed. When you got below and took Port Gipson, Grand Gulf and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join Banks; and when you...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2006 - 265 pages
...below; and I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition and the like could succeed. When you...acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong. Yours very truly, A. LINCOLN The Letter Lincoln Wrote But Did >(ot Send JLVJLoST military authorities agreed...
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Generals in Blue and Gray, Volume 1

Wilmer L. Jones - History - 2005 - 376 pages
...for the almost inestimable service you have done the country. . . . When you got below [Vicksburg] and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I...General Banks; and when you turned Northward, East of Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were...
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This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War

James M. McPherson - History - 2007 - 272 pages
...below; and I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition, and the like, could succeed. When...personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong."19 Grant was indeed Lincoln's man the rest of the war. In Lincoln's happy phrase, "the Father...
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Ulysses S. Grant, 18611864: His Rise from Obscurity to Military Greatness

William Farina - History - 2007 - 324 pages
...below; and I never had any faith, except in a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition, and the like, could succeed. When you got below and took Fort Gibson, Grand Gulf and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join Gen. Banks; and...
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