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[5] had ever been able to feel as sure as that. This utter certainty of the Union's success burned in Grant like a central fire, and, with all his limitations, made his will a great natural force which gravitated simply and irresistibly to its end. Lincoln; beginning to feel it from afar, answered the grave complaints that rose after the carnage of Shiloh: “I can't spare this man: he fights.” And presently, during the impatient days of Vicksburg failures, he insists: “I rather like the man. I think we'll try him a little longer.” Finally comes the renowned remark, when they tell him of Grant's intemperance: “I wish I knew what brand of whiskey he drinks. I would send a barrel to all my other generals.” Sherman felt the power near at hand, as he fought under Grant, and wrote to him that it was something which he could liken “to nothing else than the faith a Christian has in his Saviour.” Through this faith, then, the obscure man from

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