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ent of commissioners to settle terms of capitulation. Grant's reply was prompt and decisive: No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works. Buckner styled the terms ungenerous and unchivalrous, but he was compelled to accept them. Grant, however, though never exhibiting a weak generosity towards the enemy, was never wanting in proper magnanimity. He rode to the headquarters of Buckner, who was a cadet with him at West Point, and allowed honorable terms to the prisoners, as Buckner himself voluntarily declared to his own soldiers. But in doing this he yielded no results of his brilliant victory. A most important rebel position was taken, with more guns than Grant had in his own forces, and fifteen thousand prisoners; while twenty-five hundred of the enemy were killed and wounded, and the three or four thousand fugitives who went with Floyd were completely demoralized. The country needed such a victory to