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  • verb 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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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