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" 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. "
House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d ... - Stran 28
avtor: United States. Congress. House - 1863
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - 2006 - 944 strani
...would not misconstrue their conversations, Lincoln had Halleck telegraph him the following Monday that "the President directs that you cross the Potomac...Your army must move now while the roads are good." Weeks went by, however, and McClellan found all manner of excuses for inaction — lack of supplies,...
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The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac

Jeffry D. Wert - 2005 - 559 strani
...not move forward, move rapidly and effectively."11 On October 6, the president directed McClellan to "cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy or...Your army must move now while the roads are good." McClellan resisted, however, the president's orders. He held the army in Maryland until the final week...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 2006 - 842 strani
...to Gen. McClellan : WASHINGTON, DC, October 6, 1862. I am instructed to telegraph you as follows : The President directs that you cross the Potomac and...enemy and Washington, and cover the latter by your operation, you can be reenforced with thirty thousand men. If you move up the vailev of the Shenandoah,...
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The Dark Intrigue: The True Story of a Civil War Conspiracy

Frank Van der Linden - 2007 - 308 strani
...the spell of Secretary Stanton and the radicals dominating Congress. Halleck telegraphed McClellan: "The President directs that you cross the Potomac...Your army must move now while the roads are good." McClellan delayed, demanding more horses, more mules, more guns, more of almost everything. Secretary...
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Virginia at War, 1862

William C. Davis, James I. Robertson Jr. - 2007 - 256 strani
...McClellan did not advance. Even when delivered a preemptory order from President Lincoln on October 6 to "cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy or drive him south," McClellan delayed. General Lee noticed this odd lack of initiative. "General McClellan's army is apparently...
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