Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Grant” in chapter 24 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:

...coln candidly told me that Mr. Stanton had objected to my assignment to General Hunter's command, because he thought me too young, and that he himself had concurred with the Secretary; but now, since General Grant had ploughed round the difficulties of the situation by picking me out to command the boys in the field, he felt satisfied with what had been done, and hoped for the best. Mr. Stanton remained s...

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