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Chapter 2 A higher grade created for Grant Grant's first meeting with Lincoln in command of all the armies interview with Stanton Grant in a communicative mood at General Meade's headquarters Grant's narrow escape from capture Grant's enormous responsibility Grant's personal staff When I reached Washington I went at once to headquarters, and endeavored to see the commander-in-chief for the purpose of presenting General Grant's letter, but found, after two or three attempt
he Revolution, while the guillotine was at work, he never heard the name of Robespierre that he did not take off his hat to see whether his head was still on his shoulders; some of our officers were similarly inclined when they heard the name of Stanton.
However, I found the Secretary quite civil, and even patient, and, to all appearances, disposed to allow my head to continue to occupy the place where I was in the habit of wearing it. Nevertheless, the interview ended without his having yield