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es and Unbelievers. misrepresentations unnoticed. Misconception of Grant's abilities. Grant's strategy. I up, Guards, and at them! appreciative friends. Mr. Stanton and General Sherman. Grant and Sherman contrasted. undeserved censure by Halleck. Grant's noble reply. his conduct justified. up the Tennessee. Pittsburg that was a fair general statement of his style of campaign. Among those who early appreciated, if they did not do full justice to Grant's capacity, was Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war, who thoroughly believed in Grant's strategy of seeking out the enemy and striking him. In a public announcement of the victory at Fort D immediately on your works. Possibly the implied rebuke to certain other commanders, contained in this, served to add to the prejudice of some against Grant. Mr. Stanton, however, never saw reason to change his estimate of Grant, and gave him the heartiest support through the war, till out of their official relations arose a cor
on to accomplish this was General McClernand, who desired and expected to have the command himself. How much of the misrepresentation of Grant and his efforts is due to that scheming subordinate and his friends, may be imagined. He would probably have succeeded but for the good will and firmness of President Lincoln, who even then believed in Grant. To one of those who urged Grant's removal the President said, decidedly, I rather like the man. I think we'll try him a little longer. Secretary Stanton, too, rather liked the man, and he was not removed to give place to incompetency and bombast. Amid all this clamor and misrepresentation, Grant patiently and earnestly discharged his duties, seeking success against the enemy for the sake of the country, rather than wasting efforts for the sake of himself. So through his whole career, while there was an enemy of his country in his front, he did not turn back to fight his personal enemies in the rear. And never did he undertake to def
recognized as a great leader and the coming man. Grant's plans after the capture of Vicksburg. the necessity of postponing them. Visits New Orleans. Accident and injury. critical position of Rosecrans. Grant called to Cairo. Meets Secretary Stanton. New and important command. confidence of the government. Assumes command. affairs at Chattanooga. Grant's prompt and energetic preparations. journey to Chattanooga. triumph of will over physical weakness and difficulties. extent ofto take the field, to go to Cairo with his staff. Though yet very weak, he arrived at Cairo on the 16th of October, and immediately reported that he was ready for duty. He was at once ordered to Louisville, where he met the Secretary of War, Mr. Stanton, who brought from Washington the orders creating the new department and appointing Grant to the command. The secretary also bore other orders, which gave the general full power over all the troops in his department, with authority to conduct
of the reconstruction acts. Grant's firmness and support of the authority of Congress. Johnson's anger. the General's duties faithfully performed. he anticipates trouble. intrusted with extraordinary power. Johnson's hostility. removal of Stanton. Grant's protest. Johnson's obstinacy. Grant Secretary of war ad interim. his rare administrative powers. removal of Sheridan. another protest. removal of Sickles and Pope. Grant the defender of congressional policy. Johnson's little ga:-- headquarters army of the United States, Washington, D. C., January 28, 1868. Sir: On the 24th instant, I requested you to give me in writing the instructions which you had previously given me verbally, not to obey any order from Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, unless I knew that it came from yourself. To this written request I received a message that has left doubt in my mind of your intentions. To prevent any possible misunderstanding, therefore, I renew the request that you