lothes they carried on their backs; and each one naturally selected the newest suit he had, and sought to propitiate the god of destruction by a sacrifice of his second-best.
Another reason given was that, in deference to General Grant, General Lee had dressed himself with special care for the purpose of the meeting.
Grant began the conversation by saying: I met you once before, General Lee, while we were serving in Mexico, when you came over from General Scott's headquarters to visit Garland's brigade, to which I then belonged.
I have always remembered your appearance, and I think I should have recognized you anywhere.
Yes, replied General Lee; I know I met you on that occasion, and I have often thought of it, and tried to recollect how you looked, but I have never been able to recall a single feature.
After some further mention of Mexico, General Lee said: I suppose, General Grant, that the object of our present meeting is fully understood.
I asked to see you to ascertain