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Chapter 9:

    • Sherman's Indiscretion.
    • -- his Negotiations with Johnston disapproved. -- Grant sent to assume direction of Sherman's movements. -- his influence with Sherman, and his friendship for him. -- the most successful General of the age. -- his military genius recognized at home and abroad. -- thanks and honors. -- a new grade established to reward him. -- appointed General of the army. -- modest Wearing of his honors. -- manifestation of popular admiration. -- his recognition of the merits of his subordinates and the army. -- no Napoleonic airs. -- Farewell orders to the armies. -- Justice to the soldiers of the East and of the West. -- his fidelity to his soldiers. -- Sharing their hardships. -- his army always supplied. -- his men protected from imposition. -- the steam-boat captain. -- the respect and confidence of the army.

The surrender of Lee was soon followed by like submission of the other rebel armies. But Johnston, under instructions from the fugitive rebel government, attempted to gain from Sherman what Lee had failed to obtain from Grant,--a negotiation for the settlement of civil as well as military matters. Sherman, less prudent than Grant, and anxious to secure peace, agreed with Johnston upon terms which confessedly exceeded his authority, and which assumed to settle some political questions contrary to the principles on which the war had been necessarily conducted. More able as a soldier than he was as a politician or diplomatist, he had agreed to terms which were considered by

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