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" ... for the support of their armies. It was a question whether our numerical strength and resources were not more than balanced by these disadvantages and the enemy's superior position. "
Message from the President of the United States to the two houses of ... - Page 658
1866
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From Tannery to the White House: Story of the Life of Ulysses S. Grant, His ...

William M. Thayer - 1886 - 480 pages
...our part, to go to their homes and do the work of providing for the support of their armies ; so that it was a question whether our numerical strength and...disadvantages, and the enemy's superior position." Grant knew how to manage a " balky team," and no team was long "balky" under his control; and this...
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The Great Contest: A History of Military and Naval Operations During the ...

Willis C. Humphrey - United States - 1886 - 679 pages
...inserted to show the situation of the contending forces, and General Grant's views at that time. 1864. From the first, I was firm in the conviction that no peace could be had that would be stable and conducive to the happiExtract ness ^ the people, both North and South, until the military...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...military strength of the Rebellion. This was his faith and the principle which controlled his conduct. " From the first I was firm in the conviction that no peace could be had that would be stable and conducive to the happiness of the people, both North and South, until the military power...
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From the Tan-yard to the White House: The Story of President Grant's Life

William Makepeace Thayer - 1889 - 411 pages
...our part, to go to their homes and do the work of providing for the support of their armies ; so that it was a question whether our numerical strength and...disadvantages, and the enemy's superior position." Grant knew how to manage a " balky team," and no team was long " balky " under his control ; and this...
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General George H. Thomas: A Critical Biography

Donn Piatt - United States - 1893 - 646 pages
...inactivity on our part, to go to their homes and do the work of producing for the support of their armies. It was a question whether \ our numerical, strength...stable and conducive to the happiness of the people, North and South, until the military power of the rebellion was entirely broken. "I therefore determined,...
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General George H. Thomas: A Critical Biography

Donn Piatt - United States - 1893 - 646 pages
...inactivity on our part, to go to their homes and do the work of producing for the support of their armies. It was a question whether our numerical strength and...the conviction that no peace could be had that would be stable and conducive to the happiness of the people, North and South, until the military power of...
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The Life of William A. Buckingham, the War Governor of Connecticut, with a ...

Samuel Giles Buckingham - Connecticut - 1894 - 537 pages
...into the field, regardless >*! season and weather, were necessary to a speedy termination of the war. From the first, I was firm in the conviction that no peace could be had that was stable, and conducive to the happiness of the people, both North and South, until the military...
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The Boys of '61: Or, Four Years of Fighting; Personal Observation with the ...

Charles Carleton Coffin - United States - 1896 - 572 pages
...inactivity on our part, to go to their homes, and do the work of producing for the support of their armies. It was a question whether our numerical strength and...the conviction that no peace could be had that would be stable and conducive to the happiness of the people, both North and South, until the military power...
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The Boys of '61: Or, Four Years of Fighting

Charles Carleton Coffin - United States - 1896 - 572 pages
...inactivity on our part, to go to their homes, and do the work of producing for the support of their armies. It was a question whether our numerical strength and...the conviction that no peace could be had that would be stable and conducive to the happiness of the people, both North and South, until the military power...
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Scribner's Popular History of the United States, Volume 5

William Cullen Bryant, Sydney Howard Gay, Noah Brooks - United States - 1897
...Government, and long lines of communications to protect, to enable us to supply the operating armies. It was a question whether our numerical strength and...were not more than balanced by these disadvantages. I therefore determined to use the greatest number of troops, and to hammer continuously against the...
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