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It is highly creditable to General Grant, and in keeping with his courtly and knightly bearing toward General Lee, that in this matter he was unwilling to have ascribed to him a degree of magnanimity as purely sentimental and romantic as it was baseless. Any one who in the future may be bold enough to repeat the mythical story that General Lee offered his sword to General Grant, which the latter refused to accept, with the unqualified testimony of both Colonel Marshall and General Grant to the contrary, will be guilty of either palpable ignorance or deliberate misrepresentation.

Spotswood Bird. Baltimore, August, 1900.

(It may be added as a matter of local interest, that the magnificent uniform and splendid sword which General Lee wore on the occasion of his interview with General Grant at Appomattox, were the gifts of Baltimore sympathizers and admirers.) [From the Southern Practitioner, August, 1901.]\

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