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nted him from sending any very large force to create a diversion. Lee, indeed, undertook one such diversion by sending Ewell down the valley of the Shenandoah, but Grant transferred a sufficient force to meet him, and, under the gallant lead of Sheridan, Ewell and his army were utterly defeated. The ease and rapidity with which he transferred his troops — a whole corps at once — from one point to another, across the James, and from one flank to the other, illustrated not only the increased mobugh the Carolinas with unvaried success, to join in a final and irresistible campaign against the exhausted Confederacy; Thomas had won his glorious victory at Nashville; Canby had captured Mobile; Terry had taken Fort Fisher and Wilmington; and Sheridan had vanquished Early in the Valley of the Shenandoah. In the campaigns under his immediate command, he had captured more than a hundred thousand prisoners, and hundreds of cannon, while his subordinates, in the campaigns under his general direc
his rare administrative powers. removal of Sheridan. another protest. removal of Sickles and Po were assailed, hunted down, and killed. General Sheridan, who commanded the department, and who wal the aid and comfort he dared to give them. Sheridan's firm and loyal conduct gave great satisfact power. Schofield, Sickles, Thomas, Ord, and Sheridan were the officers appointed to the several din to do as much against an armed enemy as General Sheridan did during the rebellion, and it is withie, by issuing an order for the removal of General Sheridan from the command of the fifth military di I beg that their voice may be heard. General Sheridan has performed his civil duties faithfullyd especially to being assigned to relieve General Sheridan. There are military reasons, pecuniaryment to the unreformed rebels by removing General Sheridan, and as General Thomas's health would notGeneral Sickles was removed, because he, like Sheridan, carried out the reconstruction acts in the i[2 more...]
is discernment which selected each to take that command, and to perform those deeds, for which he was best adapted. His most brilliant subordinates, Sherman and Sheridan, were especially thus indebted to him. Sherman was looked upon as little better than a lunatic till Grant gave direction to his abilities, and Sheridan achieved Sheridan achieved no distinction till Grant, seeing his true capacity, made him his cavalry commander, and sent him to the Shenandoah to defeat Early, and to Five Forks to break through Lee's lines. Thomas, McPherson, and others, were in like manner indebted to Grant for promotion and opportunities; and each of them was trusted and assigned to dif--the will of the people. He conducted the war in accordance with the declared policy of the loyal people, and in his protest against the removal of Stanton and Sheridan, he boldly told Mr. Johnson, It is more than the loyal people of this country (I mean those who supported the government during the great rebellion) will quietly