Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General U.S. Army

J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1865 - 396 Seiten

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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 258 - War, " If I save this army now, I tell you plainly that I owe no thanks to you, or to any other persons in Washington. You have done your best to sacrifice this army.
Seite 139 - of Washington, be formed into an expedition for the immediate object of seizing and occupying a point upon the railroad southwestward of what is known as Manassas Junction, all details to be in the discretion of the commander-in-chief, and the expedition to move before or on the 22d day of February next. "ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
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 333 - What good would a proclamation of emancipation from mo do, especially as we are now situated ? I do not want -to issue a document that the whole world will see must necessarily be inoperative, like the Pope's bull against the comet. "Would my word free the slaves, when I cannot even enforce the Constitution in the rebel States ? Is there a single court or
Seite 155 - early as the 18th of March instant; and the general-in-chief shall be responsible that it so moves as early as that day. " Ordered, That the army and navy co-operate in an immediate effort to capture the enemy's batteries upon the Potomac between Washington and the Chesapeake Bay. "L. THOMAS, 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 312 - WASHINGTON, DC, October 6,1862. "I am instructed to telegraph you as follows. The President directs that you cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy, or drive him south. Your army must move now, while the roads are good. If you cross the river between the enemy and Washington, and cover the latter by your operations, you can be reinforced with thirty thousand men.

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