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" I give it as my fixed opinion that but for our graduated cadets the war between the United States and Mexico might and probably would have lasted four or five years with, in its first half, more defeats than victories falling to our share ; whereas in... "
The Making of America - Page 171
by Robert Marion La Follette - 1904
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A Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant: With a Portrait and Sketch of ...

Albert Deane Richardson - Generals - 1868 - 560 pages
...acquired much prominence there. General Scott testified : — " But for our graduated cadets, the war with Mexico might, and probably would, have lasted some four or five years, with more defeats than victories falling to our share, whereas in less than two campaigns we conquered a...
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Annual Reports of the War Department, Volume 1

United States. War Department - 1878
...explicit testimony given by General Scott to a national commission in July, 1800. " I give it," he says, " as my fixed opinion that but for our graduated cadets...probably would, have lasted some four or five years, within its first half more defeats than victories falling to our share, whereas in less than two campaigns...
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Annual Reports of the Secretary of War, Volume 1

United States. War Department - 1878
...explicit testimony given by General Scott to a national commission in July, 1860. "I give it," he says, "as my fixed opinion that but for our graduated cadets...probably would, have lasted some four or five years, within its first half more defeats than victories falling to our share, whereas in less than two campaigns...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th ..., Volume 2

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1879
...explicit testimony given by General Scott to a national commission in July, I860. "I give it," he says, "as my fixed opinion that but for our graduated cadets...probably would, have lasted some four or five years, within its first half more defeats than victories falling to our share, whereas jn less than two campaigns...
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National Repository, Volumes 7-8

1880
...was mainly indebted for its disci pi i ne." " I give it as my fixed opinion," wrote General Scott, "that but for our graduated cadets, the war between...Mexico might and probably would have lasted some four and five years, with, in its first half, more defeats than victories falling to our share; whereas,...
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Annual Reports of the War Department, Part 1

United States. War Department - 1887
...following distinct and explicit testimony given by General Scott to a national commission in July, Ib60: "I give it as my fixed opinion that but for our graduated cadets the war between the I'uitcil States and Mexico might, and probably would, have lasted some four or five years, within its...
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Annual Report, Volume 2

United States. Office of Education - Education - 1894
...completed the conquest of Mexico and California. Gen. Scott has said (in a letter of June 21, 1860): "I give it as my fixed opinion that, but for our graduated Ciidets, the war between the United States and Mexico might, and probably would, have lasted some four...
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General Grant

James Grant Wilson - Generals - 1897 - 390 pages
...band of West Point graduates of whom General Scott later said, before a congressional committee, " I give it as my fixed opinion that but for our graduated cadets the war between the United States and Mexico would have lasted four or five years, with, in its first half, more defeats than victories fallen...
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The North American Review, Volume 166

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1898
...content myself with quoting General Scott, one of our greatest soldiers, who, not himself a West Pointer, said : " I give it as my fixed opinion that but for...probably would, have lasted some four or five years, whereas, in two campaigns, we conquered a great country without the loss of a single battle or skirmish."...
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Catalogue ...

Culver Military Academy - 1898
...his testimony before a national commission, General Scott thus expressed his views on this point : I give it as my fixed opinion that but for our graduated cadets, the war between the United States and Mexico would have lasted some four or five years, within its first half more defeats than victories...
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