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Chapter 9: Sherman's Indiscretion. his Negotiations with Johnston disapproved. Grant sent to assume direction of Sherman's movements. his influence with Sherman, and his friendship for him. the most successful General of the age.
and confidence of the army.
The surrender of Lee was soon followed by like submission of the other rebel armies.
But Johnston, under instructions from the fugitive rebel government, attempted to gain from Sherman what Lee had failed to obtain fro lement of civil as well as military matters.
Sherman, less prudent than Grant, and anxious to secure peace, agreed with Johnston upon terms which confessedly exceeded his authority, and which assumed to settle some political questions contrary to th nds the fruits of his brilliant operations, and giving him the entire credit of enforcing and receiving the surrender of Johnston.
The great achievements by which he crushed the rebellion, and put an end to one of the fiercest wars of modern times