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to General Grant [General Sherman does not give this dispatch], and on the 2d of November received (at Rome) this dispatch: City Point, November 1, 1864, 6 P. M. nta, my force will not be equal to his. From that place, on the same day (November 2), [I] again telegraphed to General Grant: If I turn back the whole effec in General Sherman's story. On page 166, after quoting Grant's dispatch of November 2d, given above, he says: This [November 2d] was the first time that General GrNovember 2d] was the first time that General Grant assented to the March to the Sea. And yet, on November 1st, as appears in a dispatch to General Grant, given in one of General Sherman's published reports, he he going without the permission which he here says he did not receive until November 2d? The fact is, however, that, notwithstanding the statement that Grant's dispatch of November 2d was his first assent to the March, he had really given such assent three weeks before, in the following answer to Sherman's telegram of Octob