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idan, because that officer was evidently determined to obey the law.
On April 21st, the day when he wrote thus to Sheridan, Grant sent the following dispatch to Pope, another of the District Commanders.
There are passages in this letter which in ordinary times might have subjected its writer to trial by court martial for insubon, and it is doubtful if one could have been formed to pronounce Grant's course at this juncture other than patriotic and commendable.
General Grant to General Pope.
my dear General,—Having read Governor Jenkins's address to the citizens of Georgia, I was on the eve of writing you a letter advising his suspension and trthat he could not command.
They all took his advice with the same deference as if it had been an order, and followed it implicitly.
Sheridan, Sickles, Schofield, Pope, and Ord, the five District Commanders, all were in harmony with him and with Congress, although all had once been without any tinge of abolition sentiment and all