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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 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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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...except in a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition and the like would succeed. "When you got below and took Port Gibson,...Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make a personal acknowledgment that you were right and I was wrong." Immediately after the ceremony of surrender...
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The Civil War, Volume 3, Issue 2

James I. Robertson - United States - 1913 - 63 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. On the 1st of August, * when Halleck received Grant's report, he wrote: In boldness of plan, rapidity...
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The Lincoln Nobody Knows

Richard N. Current - Biography & Autobiography - 1958 - 314 pages
...Vicksburg from the rear. "I feared it was a mistake," Lincoln wrote in his letter of congratulation. "I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong." According to Grant's later reputation, however, he had done more than merely look to his immediate...
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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 288 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 got below, and took Port-Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join Gen. Banks;...
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How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War

Herman Hattaway, Archer Jones - History - 1991 - 762 pages
...Rather than saying that he understood the situation as well as Grant, the President's message read: "When you got below, and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf,...join General Banks; and when you turned northward Kast of the Big Black, I feared you had made a mistake. I now wish to make the personal acknowledgement...
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Memoirs and Selected Letters: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected ...

Ulysses Simpson Grant, Library of America - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 1199 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 got below, and took Port-Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join Gen. Banks;...
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Sherman: Fighting Prophet

Lloyd Lewis - History - 1993 - 690 pages
...done the country. . . . When you got below Port Gibson, Grand Gulf and vicinity, I thought you would go down the river and join General Banks, and when...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. unvexed to the sea."...
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The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: THE BATTLES FOR CHATTANOOGA

Peter Cozzens - History - 1996 - 536 pages
...did — march the troops across the neck, run the batteries with the transports, and thus go below. When you got below, and took Port Gibson, Grand Gulf,...join General Banks; and when you turned northward west of the Big Black, I feared you had made a mistake. I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment...
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Lincoln's Generals

Civil War Institute Gettysburg College Gabor S. Boritt Director - History - 1994 - 272 pages
...inestimable service you have done." He had, he wrote, doubted Grant's strategy throughout and now wished "to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong." This remarkable letter left Grant incapable of replying. Modesty halted his pen. Three weeks later...
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