cPherson and his staff rode up. We went back, he says, to the Howard House, a double frame-building with a porch, and sat on the steps discussing the chances of battle, and Hood's general character.
McPherson had also been of the same class at West Point with Hood, Schofield, and Sheridan.
We agreed that we ought to be unusually cautious, and prepared at all times for sallies and for hard fighting, because Hood, though not deemed much of a scholar, or of great mental capacity, was undoubtedly n to increase, and an occasional shower of grape cut through the tree-tops and struck the ground beyond us. I said: General, Hood will attack me here.
I guess not — he will hardly try it again, Sherman replied.
I said that I had known Hood at West Point, and that he was indomitable.
As the signs increased, Sherman went back to Thomas, where he could best help me should I need reenforcement.
Logan halted his line, and the regiments hurriedly and partially covered their front with logs and rai