The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

The Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol Classic Reprint Excerpt from The Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol Lincoln entertained sanguine hopes that Lee s army would never be permitted to recross the Potomac and its destruction he believed would bring the war

  • Title: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Isaac Newton Arnold
  • ISBN: 9780267355396
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Excerpt from The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol 3Lincoln entertained sanguine hopes that Lee s army would never be permitted to recross the Potomac, and its destruction, he believed, would bring the war to a close It seems to have been quite within the power of General Meade to annihilate the enemy that he had so signally defeated at Gettysburg He had a much larger force,Excerpt from The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol 3Lincoln entertained sanguine hopes that Lee s army would never be permitted to recross the Potomac, and its destruction, he believed, would bring the war to a close It seems to have been quite within the power of General Meade to annihilate the enemy that he had so signally defeated at Gettysburg He had a much larger force, and abundant supplies Lee s three days fight had nearly exhansted his ammunition, and when he reached the Potomac he had the swollen waters of that river in his front, with no means of crossing his artillery, and another defeat must have caused the surrender of his whole army But Meade allowed him to collect lumber from canal boats and ruined wooden houses, to construct a bridge and cross the river On the 14th of July, Meade telegraphed to Halleck The enemy are all across the Potomac It would seem as though Meade thought his duty was performed when he drove the enemy back to Virginia, forgetting that Virginia was as much a part of the republic as Pennsylvania He displayed so little enterprise that Lee thought it safe to send Longstreet to Tennessee, to the aid of Bragg against Rosecrans.On September roth and zoth, was fought the battle Of Chickamauga, in which the gallant Thomas, commanding the center of Rosecrans s army, firmly withstood and beat back the rebels under Bragg He did this after the rebels had turned the Union right, and Rosecrans had been driven from the field Thomas, the loyal Virginian, by his heroism and good conduct on this occasion saved the army and acquired the name of the Rock Of Chickamauga Garfield, chief of staff Of Rosecrans, especially distinguished himself in this battle.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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