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Chapter 10:

    • After the war.
    • -- generous to repentant rebels. -- tour through the South. -- Andrew Johnson's usurpations. -- encouragement to the rebels. -- Grant's measures to control the rebellious spirit. -- the New Orleans riot. -- Grant and Sheridan. -- President Johnson's tour. -- Grant's company ordered. -- his reticence and escape. -- not to be caught again. -- confidence of Congress. -- the military districts and commanders. -- execution of the reconstruction acts. -- Grant's firmness and support of the authority of Congress. -- Johnson's anger. -- the General's duties faithfully performed. -- he anticipates trouble. -- intrusted with extraordinary power. -- Johnson's hostility. -- removal of Stanton. -- Grant's protest. -- Johnson's obstinacy. -- Grant Secretary of war ad interim. -- his rare administrative powers. -- removal of Sheridan. -- another protest. -- removal of Sickles and Pope. -- Grant the defender of congressional policy. -- Johnson's “little game.” -- he misrepresents Grant. -- Grant's letter to the President. -- Johnson's vulgar hatred. -- he maintains his version. -- Grant's reply. -- the people's judgment. -- failure of the “little game.” -- Consequences to Johnson. -- contrast between Grant and Johnson.

The return of peace imposed new duties upon General Grant, not, perhaps, so much to his taste as active employment in the field, but none the less faithfully performed. His headquarters were at Washington, where some of the citizens of the North, in gratitude for his great service to the country, presented to him a spacious and well-furnished house, with an excellent library well supplied with military works, and adapted to the use of the commander of the armies.

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