General Warren, commanding the Fifth Army Corps, is relieved from duty and will at once report for orders to Lieutenant-General Grant, commanding Armies of the United States.
By command of Major-General Sheridan.
With almost the agony of death upon his face, Warren approaches Sheridan and asks him if he cannot reconsider the ore active army.
The applicant was then a lieutenant-colonel of engineers.
The respondent-virtually the defendant — was lieutenant-general of the armies of the United States, --the superior of course, and the commander, of every member of the court, as also of most of the witnesses before it, then in the military service.
The next friend and chief witness-called by the applicant, but necessarily for the respondent — was General Grant, ex-President of the United States, who still carried an immense prestige and influence.
The traditions of the whole War Department were for sustaining military authority.
We could not expect this court to bring in a verdict