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We have done much, but still much remains.
Time, and time's influences, are with us. We could almost afford to sit still, and let these influences work.
Here lies the seat of the coming empire; and from the West, when our task is done, we will make short work of Charleston and Richmond, and the impoverished coast of the Atlantic.
On the 29th of December, Sherman had written to Grant: In relation to the conversation we had in General Granger's office, the day before I left Nashville, I repeat, you occupy a position of more power than Halleck or the President.
There are similar instances in European history, but none in ours.
For the sake of future generations, risk nothing.
Let us risk—and when you strike, let it be as at Vicksburg and Chattanooga.
Your reputation as a general is now far above that of any man living, and partisans will manoeuvre for your influence; but, if you can escape them, as you have hitherto done, you will be more powerful for good than it i
The first Bull Run early taught the nation that it had to contend with skilful, brave, and determined foes.
Then came McClellan's labors in the organization of an army, and his sad campaign on the Richmond Peninsula; after this, the still heavier reverses of Pope's career—heavier, because they followed so close on the heels of earlier defeats.
Antietam saved the North from the perils of invasion, but, although a positive victory, it had only negative results.
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville were positive enough, but made terrible drafts on the endurance of the nation, as well as on the life-blood of its soldiers.
Gettysburg again stayed the tide of invasion; and, on the soil of the Northern states, a battle was fought, in the third year of the war, on whose result depended, for three long summer days, the fate of the second city in the land.
This hardly seemed like the easy progress that had been anticipated for the national arms.
Gettysburg saved Washington and Philad