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
, and Appomattox
, so now Corinth
opened more gates down the Mississippi
Before the first of May, Farragut