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s Memoirs speaks of Johnson as a President who at first aimed to revenge himself upon Southern men of better social standing than himself, but who still sought their recognition, and in a short time conceived the idea and advanced the proposition to become their Moses to lead them triumphantly out of all their difficulties. I remember once returning to him from the White House, and describing to him what I had seen; the antechamber of the tailor-President crowded with magnates of the South, Hunter and Richard Taylor and others of that sort, waiting for a chance to ask to be pardoned. Grant, like every other human being, was sometimes unjust in his judgments, and did not always allow the credit of the highest motives to those who opposed him. He thought Johnson was affected by the influences I have described, and that Seward for the sake of place and power followed in the political somersault. No word intimating a belief that Seward originated Johnson's policy ever escaped him in
isit to the North in August, 1864, when he relieved Hunter, and placed Sheridan in command in the Valley of Vian's Cavalry Corps to the department commanded by Gen. Hunter. About the time the second division was going I visited General Hunter at Monocacy, where I found his army encamped promiscuously around over the fields in th rolling-stock concentrated about there. I asked Gen. Hunter where the enemy was. He said he did not know, hisont of our Army to defend it. I then wrote out at Gen. Hunter's table, his instructions. After reading them tond that I would order him up at once, and advised Gen. Hunter to put Sheridan in command of the Army in the fieith the orders written out for, and addressed to, Gen. Hunter. The whole country about,—which had been filled Sheridan in command of the Army in the Field under Hunter. Having sent the majority of Sheridan's command Noo important a command. The magnanimous action of Gen. Hunter enabled me to give him the command while I was up