them and Judge Advocate-General Holt, and it gives pleasure and speaks well for human nature to note that whenever a gallant Union soldier had to deal with the matter of the treatment of a Confederate soldier or citizen, his tone was one of mercy, of justice, and of respect, without insult or harsh expressions, and with the utmost consideration for the defenceless, the weak, and the unfortunate.
Every one knows this was characteristic of Grant, but the same may be well said of Sheridan, of Sherman, of Thomas, and of many others.
The young Major-General who acted as jailor at Fortress Monroe is pehaps the most notable of the exceptions which prove this rule.
Even in the case of General Miles it is fair to say his conduct resulted more perhaps from an intense desire to win the applause of his superiors—President Johnson, Mr. Stanton, Mr. Dana, and General Holt—than from the cruel nature which one might infer from his acts and correspondence.
Many schemes of relief for Mr. Davis w
Reams' Station, Battle of. 289.
Rehel, a term of honor, 130.
Richmond, Fall of, April 3, 1865, 152 Socially during the war, 151; Light Dragoons, Roll of, 366.
Sabine Pass, Notable Battle of, 314.
Salem Church as Hospital, 171.
Sanders, Colonel C. C, 172.
Saunders, Hon. Romulus M., 33.
St. Paul's Church, 154.
Secession, Right of, 150.
Seward, W. H., his little bell, 122, 190.
Sharpsburg, Battle of, 307.
Sheridan, General P. H., Vandalism of, 117.
Sherman, General W. T., made war hell, 107, 280.
Sherry, Sergeant, 9.
Shiloh, Battle of, 357.
Slaves, General Cleburne's plan to put into the army, 173; Extension of territory for 18.
Squirrel Level Fort, 289.
Stephens, A. H., his fidelity and acumen, 185.
Stuart, General J. E. B., 169; how killed, 227, 335.
Surratt, Mrs., Execution of, 122.
Taylor, Governor Robert L., 361.
Toney, Marcus B., 193
Toombs, General Robert 346.
Torpedo boats, David, 292, Holland, of C. S. Navy, 293.