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" As a soldier, as a commander of troops, as a man capable of doing all that is possible with any number of men, there is no man living greater than Sheridan. He belongs to the very first rank of soldiers, not only of our country but of the world. "
Around the World with General Grant: A Narrative of the Visit of General U.S ... - Page 295
by John Russell Young - 1879 - 1262 pages
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The United Service, Volume 13

1885
...and are made the subject of comments in the last degree interesting. General Grant says of Sheridan, "As a soldier, as a commander of troops, as a man...with Napoleon and Frederick, and the great commanders of history." Of Lee he says, "I never ranked Lee as high as some others of the army, — that is to...
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Military and Civil Life of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ...

James Penny Boyd - 1885 - 734 pages
...greatest heroes of the war, a rare and noble character, every way worthy of his fame." SHERIDAN. — "As a soldier, as a commander of troops, as a man...first rank of soldiers, not only of our country but the world. I rank him with Napoleon and Frederick and the great commanders in history. No man ever...
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Military and Civil Life of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: Leading Soldier of the Age ...

James Penny Boyd - 1885 - 734 pages
...greatest heroes of the war, a rare and noble character, every way worthy of his fame." SHERIDAN. — "As a soldier, as a commander of troops, as a man...first rank of soldiers, not only of our country but the world. I rank him with Napoleon and Frederick and the great commanders in history. No man ever...
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CAMP-FIRE SKETCHES AND BATTLE-FIELD ECHOES

W.C. KING AND W.P. DERBY - 1886
...what was to be done. No living man knew of plans until they were matured and decided.—Conversation. As a commander of troops, as a man capable of doing...men, there is no man living greater than Sheridan. I rank him with Napoleon and the great captains of history. He had a magnetic quality of swaying men...
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"Little Phil" and His Troopers: The Life of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan. Its ...

Frank A. Burr, Richard Josiah Hinton - 1888 - 445 pages
...the soldier whose brilliant career these pages will record. Then the mighty man of war added : ' ' As a soldier, as a commander of troops, as a man capable...number of men, there is no man living greater than SherMRS. JOHN SHERIDAN, THE GENERAL'S MOTHER. idan. He belongs to the very first rank of soldiers,...
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Proceedings of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York: On the Life ...

New York (State). Legislature - 1890 - 64 pages
...engagement, and that was always satisfactory." Is it any wonder that General Grant wrote of this man : "As a commander of troops, as a man capable of doing all that is possible with any number of men, Once only he is known to have stopped to ask if that which must be done must needs be done at once....
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The Student's Cyclopaedia: A Ready Reference Library for School & Home...

Chandler Belden Beach - 1893
...stood after Grant and Sherman, the greatest of northern generals. Grant said of him : "As a soldier there is no man living greater than Sheridan. He belongs to the very first rank of captains, not only of our SHERIDAN 1190 SHERMAN army but of the world. I rank him with Napoleon and...
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Life of General George Gordon Meade: Commander of the Army of the Potomac

Richard Meade Bache - 1897 - 596 pages
...Grant with reference to Sheridan appears in a multitude of forms. In his memoirs he says, "As a soldier there is no man living greater than Sheridan. He belongs to the very first rank of captains, not only of our army, but of the world. I rank him with Napoleon and Frederick and the greatest...
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Men and Things I Saw in Civil War Days

James Fowler Rusling - 1899 - 411 pages
...in all, he was second to no general our civil war produced on either side. "As a soldier," he said, "there is no man living greater than Sheridan. He belongs to the very first rank of captains, not only of our army, but of the world. I rank him with Napoleon and Frederick and the great...
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The Glories of Ireland

Joseph Dunn, Patrick Joseph Lennox - 1914 - 357 pages
...here quoted from JR Young's book, Around the World with General Grant. It runs, in part, as follows: "As a soldier, as a commander of troops, as a man...history. No man ever had such a faculty of finding things out as Sheridan, of knowing all about the enemy. He was always the best informed of his command...
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