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 army to Logan before the Review. This caused me much feeling, and under the pressure of it I replied that I had maneuvered and fought this army from Atlanta (July 27, 1864), all the way through. Sherman replied: “I know it, but it will be everything to Logan to have this opportunity.” Then, speaking very gently, as Sherman could, to one near him whom he esteemed, he said: “Howard, you are a Christian, and won't mind such a sacrifice.” I answered: “Surely, if you put it on that ground, I submit.” He then wrote me the following letter, which never reached me until forty years after in Hartford, Conn. It was handed to me by Mr. Horace B. Austin, in December, 1904. He had received it from his father, who in turn had it from a clerk in General Sherman's office. The letter had probably blown from the general's table, been picked up and preserved, for it is an autograph letter.
The second day of the closing Review, Wednesday, May 24, 1865, which so many others have made graphic, when the Western armies passed before the
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