Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Grant” in chapter 19 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:
...ous interview ended with this remark, and after I left him he went to General Grant's headquarters and repeated the conversation to him, mentioning that I had said that I could whip Stuart.
At this General Grant remarked: Did he say so?
Then let him go out and do it.
This intimation was immediately acted upon by General Meade, and a little later the following order came to me:
headquarters Army of the ...
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