apers, which General Johnston said were from Mr. Reagan, Postmaster-General.
He and Breckinridge lo two, and found Messrs. Benjamin, Mallory, and Reagan with him. We had supposed that we were to be qion.
General Breckinridge, Mr. Mallory, and Mr. Reagan, thought that the war was decided against us a half hour, when the memorandum written by Mr. Reagan was brought.
I read this paper to General Ser to decide upon.
Breckinridge and Postmaster-General Reagan immediately started for Johnston's ct with the one written by General Sherman with Reagan's before him, it will be sees that Johnston isin North Carolina, both present.
I. (See 6, Reagan's draft.) The contending armies now in tie fieay forty-eight hours, allowed.
(See 1, Reagan.) The Confederate armies now in existence to bnstitution and laws of Congress.
V. (See 4, Reagan.) The people and inhabitants of all States to nd of the States respectively.
(See 5, Reagan.) The Executive authority of the Government of[12 more...]
members of Lincoln's Cabinet did.
It has already been made to appear that Mr. Reagan, the Confederate Postmaster-General; Mr. Breckinridge, Secretary--of War; Wadman.
Up to that time no draft of terms had been prepared by either side, and Mr. Reagan thereupon drew up outlines, based upon Johnston's conversations with Sherman,o, and did not differ in its most important points from the draft prepared by Mr. Reagan.
The latter, therefore, was well qualified to inform Mr. Davis of the char the questions General Sherman has raised, is as follows:
Views of Postmaster-General Reagan:
Charlotte, N. C., April 22, 1865. To the President.
I am, with great respect, your Excellency's obedient servant, John H. Reagan, Postmaster-General.
It will be seen that Mr. Reagan, whose opportunMr. Reagan, whose opportunities for being well informed were excellent, looked upon the Sherman terms as preliminary, and held, as Mr. Stanton said our Cabinet did, that subsequently a claim m
e were these relations as to suggest the idea that his present non-belief in a chief-of-staff dates from a few days later, when, in addressing General Grant after his terms had been rejected, he wrote:
It now becomes my duty to paint in justly severe characters the still more offensive and dangerous matter of General Halleck's dispatch of April 26th to the Secretary of War, embodied in his to General Dix of April 27th.
Out of the circumstances attending the rejection of the Johnston-Reagan terms, grew the controversy with the Secretary of War over the relative rights and powers of this officer and those of the General of the Army, which subject is discussed at some length in the Memoirs.
Ever since Secretary Stanton's fearless performance of duty in connection with the political features of Johnston's surrender, General Sherman has maintained that this officer was a mere clerk, and in his last chapter he contends that the General of the Army should have command of all the