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" The test of merit in my profession, with the people, is success. It is a hard rule, but I think it right. "
The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge - Page 184
1919
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THE LOST CAUSE

EDWARD A. POLLARD - 1866
...private letter, dated after the retreat from Bowling Green, and the fair of Fort Donelson, he wrote : " The test of merit, in my profession, with the people, is success. It is a hard rule, but I think it right." But a few days before the battle in which he fell, he expressed a resolution to...
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Southern Generals, Their Lives and Campaigns

William Parker Snow - Confederate States of America - 1866 - 500 pages
...I still felt confidence in their gallantry, their energy, and their devotion to the Confederacy. " The test of merit, in my profession, with the people, is success. It is a hard rule, but I think it right. If I join this corps to the forces of General Beaiiregard (I confess a hazardous...
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Lee and His Lieutenants: Comprising the Early Life, Public Services, and ...

Edward Alfred Pollard - Confederate States of America - 1867 - 851 pages
...for I still felt confidence in their gallantry, their energy, and their devotion to the Confederacy. The test of merit, in my profession, with the people, is success. It is a hard rule, but I think it right. If I join this corps to the forces of Gen. Beauregard (I confess a hazardous experiment),...
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The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates ...

Edward Alfred Pollard - Confederate States of America - 1867 - 752 pages
...private letter, dated after the retreat from Bowling Green, and the fall of Fort Donelson, he wrote : " The test of merit, in my profession, with the people, is success. It is a hard rule, but I think it right." But a few days before the battle in which he fell, he expressed a resolution to...
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LEE AND HIS LIEUTENANTS CONTAING THE EARLY LIFE, PUBLIC SERVICE, AND ...

EDWARD A. POLLARD - 1867
...for I still felt confidence in their gallantry, their energy, and their devotion to the Confederacy. The test of merit, in my profession, with the people, is success. It is a hard rule, but 1 think it right. If I join this corps to the forces of Gen. Beauregard (I confess a hazardous experiment),...
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History of the state during the war, and the lives of her generals

Whitelaw Reid - Ohio - 1868
...warranted the risk Day after to-morrow, unless the enemy intercept me, my force will be with Bragg The test of merit in my profession, with the people, is success. It is a hard rule, but I think it right. If I join this corps to the forces of General Beauregard (I confess a hazardous experiment)...
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The Century, Volume 29

1885
...generals ; for in the mean lime their services were required, and their influence was useful. . . . The test of merit in my profession with the people is success. It is a hard rule, but I think it is right. If I join this corps to the forces of Beauregard (I confess a hazardous experiment),...
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The Early Life, Campaigns, and Public Services of Robert E. Lee: With a ...

Edward Alfred Pollard - Confederate States of America - 1871 - 851 pages
...for I still felt confidence in their gallantry, their energy, and their devotion to the Confederacy. The test of merit, in my profession, with the people, is success. It wa hard rule, but 1 think it right. If I join this corps to the forces of Gen. Beauregard (I confess...
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A Narrative of the Great Revival which Prevailed in the Southern Armies ...

William Wallace Bennett - Confederate States of America - 1877 - 427 pages
...always shown me, and from the conviction that they have not been withdrawn from me in adversity. " The test of merit in my profession, with the people, is success. It is a hard rule, but I think it right." At the reading of the last sentence, the recollection of the injustice done to the...
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The Life of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston: Embracing His Services in the ...

William Preston Johnston - Generals - 1878 - 755 pages
...railroad-bridge. I have troubled yon with these details, as I cannot properly communicate them by telegram. The test of merit in my profession with the people is success. It is a hard rule, but I think it right. If I join this corps to the forces of Beauregard (I confess a hazardous experiment),...
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