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Chapter 16 A disappointed band master Hunter's raid Early's raid on Washington Grant as a writer Grant Devotes attention to Sherman Grant's treatment of his Generals Grant's equanimity Grant as a Thinker why Grant never swore Meade and Warren Seward visits Grant Earthworks had been thrown across the neck of land upon which City Point is located. This intrenched line ran from a point on the James to a point on the Appomattox River. A small garrison had been detailed for its defense, and the commanding officer, wishing to do something that would afford the genera-in-chief special delight, arranged to send the band over to the headquarters camp to play for him while he was dining. The garrison commander was in blissful ignorance of the fact that to the general the appreciation of music was a lacking sense and the musician's score a sealed book. About the third evening after the band had begun its performances, the general, while sitting at the mess-table, rema