Before leaving this subject it may be well to say that no reconciliation ever took place between these historical characters.
General Grant made an effort, at the great review which was held in Washington after the close of the war, to bring them together.
It was stated by the press, and afterwards in Sherman's Memoirs, that when Sherman passed by Stanton to take his place on the reviewing stand, the latter proffered his hand and the former refused it. This statement is confirmed by Colonel du Pont, who was on the reviewing stand, and perhaps by others, but Dana always contended in conversation with me that Sherman was entirely mistaken.
That the secretary made no motion to offer his hand or to exchange salutations, but as the general passed merely gave him a slight inclination of the head equivalent to a quarter of a bow.
A more dramatic account of this incident is given in the life of Stanton,
Edwin McMasters Stanton, etc., pp. 288, 289. By Frank A. Flower, Akron, Ohio.