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Anecdote of General Grant.--A gentleman from the front tells the following good story of General Grant: A visitor to the army called upon him one morning, and found the General sitting in his tent smoking and talking to one of his staff-officersGeneral Grant: A visitor to the army called upon him one morning, and found the General sitting in his tent smoking and talking to one of his staff-officers. The stranger approached the chieftain, and inquired of him as follows: General, if you flank Lee and get between him and Richmond, will you not uncover Washington, and leave it a prey to the enemy? General Grant, discharging a cloud of smoke froGeneral Grant, discharging a cloud of smoke from his mouth, indifferently replied: Yes, I reckon so. The stranger, encouraged by a reply, propounded question number two: General, do you not think Lee can detach sufficient force from his army to reinforce Beauregard and overwhelm Butler? Not a
kely, was L the cool reply of the General, and he knocked the ashes from the end of his cigar.
The stranger, horrified at the awful fate about to befall General Grant and his army, made his exit, and hastened to Washington to communicate the news.