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nemy. Grant's skilful manoeuvres. his hold on Lee. General Butler's movement. Grant disappointermy. Grant chooses Lee's route. the pursuit. Lee in a Strait. correspondence. the interview atsylvania, for the purpose of placing it between Lee's army and the rebel capital, or forcing him torther from Washington, nearer to Richmond. But Lee, also, had made preparations to move; and, havisources, and tenacity of purpose. He had found Lee's army stronger than he had hoped, and he had nide of the James. But he still had his hold on Lee, and he kept it to the end. A part of Grant'ng any very large force to create a diversion. Lee, indeed, undertook one such diversion by sendinounded the rebel armies, and his tactics forced Lee to retreat by a line north of the Appomattox, od to meet Lee to discuss the terms of peace. Lee soon found that his case was more hopeless thanances would allow, the latter conversed apart. Lee's endeavor to secure terms which should include[15 more...]
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 civLee 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 government and people entirely inadmissible, but having no intention of transcending
soldiers did not wish to see all that blood and treasure wasted, and all the toils, burdens, and sufferings of those four long years borne in vain. If the rebels, humbled and penitent, would accept in good faith the results of their foolish and wicked contest, and seek to restore the Union upon a permanent basis of freedom and justice, he was disposed to treat them leniently. It was in the hope of securing such a disposition on the part of the rebels that he had granted magnanimous terms to Lee's army, and by that precedent to all the rebels in arms. When, not long after the war, he made a tour of inspection at the South, he was encouraged by the conduct of most of those with whom he came in contact to believe that the great majority of the late rebels did honestly accept the situation, and were ready to submit to such conditions as the government might impose, in order to resume their relations with the Union, and restore the exhausted resources of their states. Such, undoubtedly
pacity, made him his cavalry commander, and sent him to the Shenandoah to defeat Early, and to Five Forks to break through Lee's lines. Thomas, McPherson, and others, were in like manner indebted to Grant for promotion and opportunities; and each oy the absence of all ceremony at Headquarters, ventured to address the commander, and inquired,-- General, if you flank Lee, and get between him and Richmond, will you not uncover Washington, and leave it a prey to the enemy? I reckon so, repl discharging a cloud of smoke, perhaps to conceal a quiet smile. The visitor, encouraged, again asked, Do you not think Lee can detach a sufficient force from his army to reenforce Beauregard, and overwhelm Butler? Not a doubt of it, replied Geadily accepted by Grant, asked again, Is there not danger, general, that Johnston may come up from Carolina and reenforce Lee, so that with overwhelming numbers he can swing round and cut off your communications and seize your supplies? Very lik