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commanders of that stamp, he regarded them as loyal men, brave men, good division commanders, but wholly incompetent to plan or execute a military campaign. Of Gen. Grant he expressed himself surprised and delighted. He said he knew Gen. Grant in the war with Mexico, and where he was a Lieutenant, and had no opportunity to distiGen. Grant in the war with Mexico, and where he was a Lieutenant, and had no opportunity to distinguish himself. So far Gen. Grant had proved himself the hero of the war — fighting great battles with consummate skill, and securing the results. And so far he seemed to be the only General who knew how to do it! While he does not think this war will be a seven years war, yet neither this year nor the next, in his opinion,Gen. Grant had proved himself the hero of the war — fighting great battles with consummate skill, and securing the results. And so far he seemed to be the only General who knew how to do it! While he does not think this war will be a seven years war, yet neither this year nor the next, in his opinion, will see its end. Much hard fighting is to be done before the rebellion will cease. Great and grave questions of anxiety and trouble will arise and run on, and vex the nation beyond the lifetime of this generation. But the Union will be preserved, the national life perpetuated, and the United States will come out of this te