Hammer and Rapier

Carleton, 1870 - 297 頁

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第 172 頁 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction, that the Commanding General announces to the army, that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
第 89 頁 - I hear constantly of taking strong positions and holding them — of lines of retreat, and of bases of supplies. Let us discard such ideas. The strongest position a soldier should desire to occupy is one from which he can most easily advance against the enemy. Let us study the probable lines of retreat of our opponents, and leave our own to take care of themselves. Let us look before us and not behind. Success and glory are in the advance. Disaster and shame lurk in the rear.
第 25 頁 - There is Jackson standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer.
第 229 頁 - Second, to hammer continuously against the armed force of the enemy and his resources, until by mere attrition, if in no other way, there should be nothing left to him but an equal submission with the loyal section of our common country to the Constitution and laws of the land.
第 206 頁 - The Commanding General therefore earnestly exhorts the troops to abstain with most scrupulous care from unnecessary or wanton injury to private property ; and he enjoins upon all officers to arrest and bring to summary punishment all who shall in any way offend against the orders on this subject. RE LEE, General.
第 84 頁 - No 1 there may be some persons whose good opinion of me may make them attach some weight to my views, and, if you ever hear that said of General Lee, I beg you will contradict it in my name. I have known General Lee for five-and-twenty years. He is cautious. He ought to be. But he is not ' slow.' Lee is a phenomenon. He is the only man whom I would follow blindfold...
第 150 頁 - Sumner's command up the plank road to its intersection of the telegraph road, where they will divide, with a view to seizing the heights on both of those roads. Holding these heights, with the heights near Captain Hamilton's, will, I hope, compel the enemy to evacuate the whole ridge between these points.
第 31 頁 - The field is swept as by a tempest—a great army is broken into a confused mass—its organization, its life, gone in a moment ! And half an hour later, Jackson, rising in his stirrups, and looking over fields where there is nothing but herds of fugitives, mutters, " Give me ten thousand men, and I will be in Washington to-night!
第 257 頁 - In moving back to this point the whole country from the Blue Ridge to the North Mountains has been made untenable for a rebel army. I have destroyed over 2,000 barns filled with wheat, hay, and farming implements; over seventy mills filled with flour and wheat; have driven in front of the army over 4,000 head of stock, and have killed and issued to the troops not less than 3,000 sheep.
第 199 頁 - I think Lee's army, and not Richmond, is your true objective point.