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“ [69] to his tent, where I found him seated on a camp-stool, with papers on a rude camp-table . . . . I inquired if it were true that he was going away. He said, Yes. I then inquired the reason; and he said: Sherman, you know. You know that I am in the way here. I have stood it as long as I can, and can endure it no longer. . . . I then begged him to stay, illustrating his case by my own. Before the battle of Shiloh, I had been cast down by a mere newspaper assertion. . . . He . . . promised to wait. . . . Very soon after this . . . I received a note from him, saying that he . . . would remain.” Thus did Sherman at the right time stretch his hand to Grant, and help him rise from Shiloh, and go on to Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Appomattox.

As Donelson, so now Corinth opened more gates down the Mississippi--Fort Pillow and Memphis. Before the first of May, Farragut and Porter had taken

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