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Seite 234 - They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon. For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded."*
Seite 329 - General Orders No. 182. " By direction of the President of the United States, it is ordered that Major-General McClellan be relieved from the command of the Army of the Potomac, and that Major-General Burnside take the command of that army. "By order of the Secretary of War: "ED TOWNSEND, Adjutant-General.
Seite 372 - that obloquy is a necessary ingredient in the composition of all true glory; he will remember that it was not only in the Eoman customs, but it is in the nature and constitution of things, that calumny and abuse are essential parts of triumph. These thoughts will support a mind which exists only for honor, under the burden of temporary
Seite 266 - If it would not divert too much of your time and attention from the army under your immediate command, I would be glad to have your views as to the present state of military affairs throughout the whole country, as you say you would be glad to give them.
Seite 308 - announced that on the first day of January, 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State, or any designated part of a State, the people whereof should then be in rebellion against the United States, should be
Seite 154 - order be executed with such promptness and despatch as not to delay the commencement of the operations already directed to be undertaken by the Army of the Potomac. "5th. A Fifth Army Corps, to be commanded by Major-General NP Banks, will be formed from his own and General Shields's (late General Lander's) division. "ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
Seite 207 - In consequence of General Banks's critical position, I have been compelled to suspend General McDowell's movements to join you. The enemy are making a desperate push upon Harper's Ferry ; and we are trying to throw General Fremont's force, and part of General McDowell's, in their rear. "A. LINCOLN, President. "Major-General
Seite 204 - When General McDowell is in position on your right, his supplies must be drawn from West Point; and you will instruct your staff officers to be prepared to supply him by that route. "The President desires that General McDowell retain the command of the Department of the Rappahannock, and of the forces with which he moves forward.
Seite 261 - you have been assailed day after day, with desperate fury, by men of the same race and nation, skilfully massed and led. Under every disadvantage of number, and necessarily of position also, you have in every conflict beaten back your foes with enormous slaughter. Your conduct ranks you among the celebrated