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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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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...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...right and I was wrong. Yours truly, "A. LINCOLN." The events which have just been briefly mentioned greatly changed the current of feeling in the North....
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The American Nation: Its Executive, Legislative, Political ..., Volume 2

James Harrison Kennedy - Presidents - 1888
...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...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 time was soon...
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From the Tan-yard to the White House: The Story of President Grant's Life

William Makepeace Thayer - 1889 - 411 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...personal acknowledgment that you were right and I ivas wrong, " Yours very truly, "A. LINCOLN." And yet, Grant's MODESTY never surrendered. It was a...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 7

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890
...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...personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was "as3. ' wrong." There remained but one act to close the mighty drama of the struggle for the great...
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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1890 - 423 pages
...than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition and the like would succeed. When you got below and took Fort Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you should...Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong. A. LINCOLN. CALL FOR A DAY OF THANKSGIVING...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 398 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...right, and I was wrong. " Yours truly, " A. LINCOLN." Vicksburg's capture was undoubtedly the greatest achievement of the war up to this time, yet General...
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Life of U.S. Grant

Benjamin Perley Poore, O. H. Tiffany - Presidents - 1885 - 594 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." General...
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LIFE OF LINCOLN

CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN - 1892
...go below. 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...you should go down the river and join General Banks. When you turned northward, east of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make the...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - Presidents - 1892 - 542 pages
...go below. I never had any faith, except a general hope, that you knew better than I that the Ya/.oo Pass expedition and the like could succeed. When you...you should go down the river and join General Banks. When you turned northward, east of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make the...
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The Life of General William T. Sherman

James Penny Boyd - 1892 - 608 pages
...and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf and the vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join Banks; and when you turned northward east of the Big...Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong." Halleck bestowed similar praise, and...
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