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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overslaugh.


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  • Those familiar with the _Navy Register_ of those days will recall some half-dozen old die-hards, who figured from year to year at the head of the lieutenant's list; continuously "overslaughed," never promoted, but never dismissed.

    From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

  • If anyone complained, it may have been Lafayette McLaws, who could affirm that he was overslaughed by the advancement of Powell Hill; but if McLaws said anything, it simply was to inquire why he was passed over.10


  • On October 21 he wrote a long protest at being overslaughed and closed with formal tender of his resignation, but at Randolph's instance he agreed to continue in a post the secretary said he did not then know how to fill.24


  • The gravamen of Smith's letter was that he had been "overslaughed by wholesale," that he had in effect commanded a corps at Manassas during the winter of 1861–62, and that, when his juniors were promoted over him, he became convinced that he was not "respected, supported and confided in by the government to an extent sufficient" to authorize his remaining in service.


  • At the very time Johnston was protesting against being overslaughed, he had to notify the President that Beauregard appeared dissatisfied with a subordinate position.


  • Milledge Bonham had resigned January 29, 1862, because he felt himself overslaughed, probably by the promotion of Dick Ewell to major general.


  • Milledge Bonham had resigned January 29,1862, because he felt himself overslaughed, probably by the promotion of Dick Ewell to major general.

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • I do not expect to be overslaughed by a junior and should feel exceedingly mortified should such a thing occur, but would keep quiet as I have ever done heretofore.

    Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father and His Youngest Sister, 1857-78

  • We believe there are instances where officers of great worth and skill, and of unexceptionable habits, and who had recommendations from general officers of high standing under whom they had served, have been overslaughed, their juniors, who were not superior to them in military skill or deportment, being appointed over them upon the recommendation of

    Extracts of letters of Major-Gen'l Bryan Grimes to his wife : written while in active service in the army of Northern Virginia : together with some personal recollections of the war, written by him after its close, etc.,

  • If "Inquirer," or Mr. Barnum, or Mr. Chapin has proposed or intrigued to keep any one out of office, or otherwise overslaughed in the Brick Church Meeting, or any of its meetings, because of said body's religious opinions or associations, then said intriguer has been guilty of a very faulty and culpable sectarian dodge, which can not be too severely reproached.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I


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