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Chapter 3: Grant and the South after the War. the policy initiated at Appomattox was steadily maintained by Grant. He became no more vindictive after the murder of Lincoln, nor did he shrink from the application of his own principles because they were carried further by Sherman than he thought advisable. The new President was anxious to treat traitors harshly; he disliked the paroles that Grant had accorded to Lee and his soldiers, and steps were soon taken with his approval to procur
red already or they are heartless and unfeeling and wish to stay at home out of danger while the punishment is being inflicted.
Love and kisses for you and the children. Ulys.
This letter was written eleven days after the assassination of Lincoln.
Grant disapproved of Sherman's terms as absolutely as Stanton or the President; he had just revoked all negotiations for civil conditions, and insisted on the absolute military submission of the enemy; but he was full of pity for the people of