Our Great Captains: Grant, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, and Farragut

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C.B. Richardson, 1866 - 292 pages

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Page 88 - This done, each officer and man will be allowed to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by United States authority so long as they observe their parole and the laws in force where they may reside.
Page 91 - He that is slow to anger," saith the sage, " is greater than the mighty, and he that ruleth his own spirit than he that taketh a city.
Page 33 - Yours of this date, proposing armistice and appointment of Commissioners to settle terms of capitulation, is just received. No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
Page 275 - Soldiers of the Armies of the United States : " By your patriotic devotion to your country in the hour of danger and alarm, your magnificent fighting, bravery, and endurance, you have maintained the supremacy of the Union and the Constitution...
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Page 88 - The officers to give their individual paroles not to take up arms against the government of the United States until properly exchanged ; and each company or regimental commander to sign a like parole for the men of their commands.
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Page 43 - I now, to question anything done by General Buell and his army, and know that, approaching our field of battle from the rear, he encountered that sickening crowd of laggards and fugitives that excited his contempt and that of his army,- who never gave full credit to those in the front line, who did fight hard, and who had, at four PM, checked the enemy, and were preparing the next day to assume the offensive.

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