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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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Grant as a Soldier and Statesman: Being a Succinct History of His Military ...

Edward Howland - Etats-Unis - 1868 - 639 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...Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to mnke a personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong. Yours very truly, A. LINCOLN. CHAPTER...
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The Life of Ulysses S. Grant: General United States Army

Henry Champion Deming - Generals - 1868 - 533 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...east of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I triumphs; he had treated him during the Corinth campaign as a mere successful blunderer, and had such...
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A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant: And Sketch of Schuyler Colfax

Albert Deane Richardson - 1868 - 560 pages
...any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition and tho like could succeed. When you got below and took Port...Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make tho personal acknowledgment that you were riyht and I wen wrong. " Yours very truly, A. LISCOLN." Halleck,...
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Life and Services of Gen. U. S. Grant

Henry Coppée - Presidents - 1868 - 465 pages
...hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition and the like could succeed. When yon got below and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity,...Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrang. Yours, very truly, A. LINCOLN. Congratulations...
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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...General Banks; and when you turned northward, east of tho Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a personal acknowledgment that you were...
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THE CAMPAIGN LIVES OF ULYSSES S. GRANT AND SCHUYLER COLFAX

GEN.JAMES S.BRISBIN - 1868
...thousand men. The President wrote Grant: " When you got below and took Port Gibson and Grand Gulf, I thought you should go down the river and join General...east of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake." Halleck wrote : " If possible, the forces of yourself and Banks should be united between Vicksburg...
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Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865, Volume 1

Adam Badeau - Generals - 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...vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and joia General Banks; and when you turned northward, east of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake....
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Life and Public Services of General Ulysses S. Grant: From His Boyhood to ...

Charles A. Phelps - Presidents - 1868 - 344 pages
...took Port Gibson, Great Gulf, and the 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 4ish to make a personal acknowledgment that you was right, and It was wrong. Yours very truly, A. LINCOLN....
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The life and campaigns of general U.S. Grant, from boyhood to his ...

Phineas Camp Headley - Generals - 1869 - 757 pages
...knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition and the like could succeed. When yon got below, nnd took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought...Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to mako a personal acknowledgment, that yon were right and I was wrong. Yours, very truly, Several gentlemen...
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The Life and Campaigns of General U. S. Grant: From Boyhood to His ...

Phineas Camp Headley - 1869 - 757 pages
...except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition and the like conld succeed. When you got below, and took Port Gibson,...river and join General Banks ; and when you turned north ward, east of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to mako a personal acknowledgment,...
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