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Chapter 4:

    • Appointed Major General of volunteers.
    • -- Halleck's notions. -- General Smith. -- enemies and Unbelievers. -- misrepresentations unnoticed. -- Misconception of Grant's abilities. -- Grant's strategy. -- I “up, Guards, and at them!” -- appreciative friends. -- Mr. Stanton and General Sherman. -- Grant and Sherman contrasted. -- undeserved censure by Halleck. -- Grant's noble reply. -- his conduct justified. -- up the Tennessee. -- Pittsburg Landing. -- battle of Shiloh. -- his energy on the field. -- the day saved by his obstinate resistance. -- stragglers' stories. -- Grant's ideas of retreat. -- he didn't intend to be beaten. -- he assumes the offensive. -- promptness and energy. -- his orders given personally. -- the battle renewed. -- Leads the charge of Ohio troops. -- victory. -- jealousy and ignorance seek to deprive him of the honors. -- Halleck restive. -- he takes command. -- over -- Caution. -- Grant's position. -- his sense of wrong. -- Grant and Sherman. -- a friendship fortunate for the country. -- Halleck called to Washington, and Grant resumes command. -- defensive operations.--“honor to whom honor is due.”

In recognition of his victory Grant was at once nominated by the President as a Major General of volunteers, and the nomination was promptly confirmed by the Senate, February 19, 1862. General Halleck, commanding the Western Department, and thus Grant's superior officer, appears to have ignored Grant, and in his letters and despatches speaks of “our” movements and “our” victory, without a word for him to whom belonged the honor of the victory. Halleck also recommended that Smith should be appointed a Major General, and said that to him belonged the credit

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