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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
edited by - 1865 - 183 pages
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A REBEL WAR CLERK'S DIARY

J.B. JONES - 1866
...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...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...
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The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and Impartial ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - United States - 1866
...succeed. When you got below and took Port Gibson, Great Gulf, and the vicinity, I thought you should g<? down the river and join General Banks ; and when you...Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a perlonal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong Yours very truly, (Signed) A. LINCOLN....
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A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital, Volume 2

John Beauchamp Jones - Confederate States of America - 1866
...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...took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought yon should go down the river and join Gen. Banks; and when you turned northward, east of the Big Black,...
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THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

J.G. HOLLAND - 1866
...Banks; and when you turned northward, east of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I wish now to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong." The President's praise of General Grant was the voice of the country. The capture of Vicksburg, with...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
...Banks; and when you turned northward, east of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I wish now to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong." The President's praise of General Grant was the voice of the country. The capture of Vicksburg, with...
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A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant: And Sketch of Schuyler Colfax

Albert Deane Richardson - Generals - 1868 - 560 pages
...hope that you knew hotter than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition mid the like could succeed. AVhen you got below and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf, and...acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong. " Yours very truly, A. LINCOLN." Halleck, stirred to unwonted enthusiasm, also wrote : — " In boldness of...
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History of the state during the war, and the lives of her generals

Whitelaw Reid - Ohio - 1868
...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...Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong." Rarely as such words have reached a...
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LIFE OF ULYSSES S. GRANT

EDWARD D. MANSFIELD - 1868
...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...Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong." Halleck also was liberal in his praise...
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The Life of Ulysses S. Grant: General of the Armies of the United States

James Harrison Wilson, Charles Anderson Dana - Generals - 1868 - 424 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...Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a personal acknowledgment that you •were right and I was wrong. Yours very truly, "A. LINCOLN." Grant...
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Life and Services of Gen. U. S. Grant

Henry Coppée - Presidents - 1868 - 465 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...Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a personal acknowledgment tJiat you were right and I wag wrong. Yours, very truly, A. LINCOLN. Congratulations...
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