door, and was surprised to find that the visitor was the general-in-chief.
He was always particularly civil to ladies, and he rose to his feet at once, took off his hat, and made a courteous bow. She was ladylike and polite in her behavior, and she and the general soon became engaged in a pleasant talk.
Her conversation was exceedingly entertaining.
She said, among other things: This house has witnessed some sad scenes.
One of our greatest generals died here just a year ago-General Jackson-Stonewell Jackson of blessed memory.
remarked General Grant. He and I were at West Point together for a year, and we served in the same army in Mexico.
Then you must have known how good and great he was, said the lady.
Oh, yes, replied the general; he was a sterling, manly cadet, and enjoyed the respect of every one who knew him. He was always of a religious turn of mind, and a plodding, hard-working student.
His standing was at first very low in his class, but by his indomitable en