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Generals in the saddle. [from the rider aud driver, October, 1891.] Famous men in the Federal and Confederate armies who were good Horsemen—Their Characteristics and Peculiarities in Camp and on the Field—Some imposing figures on Horseback—Grant was a hard rider, and Sheridan was a centaur. All the Federal and Confederate Generals who won fame during the civil war were good horsemen. Most of them learned the art of equitation under competent teachers at West Point, but even those who rose to military command from civil life sat in the saddle with more or less grace and dignity. General Grant was from boyhood an ardent lover of good horses, and while he was in command of all the United States armies he had a large number of exceedingly fine animals at his disposal. It is an equine axiom that a merciful man is merciful to his beast, but though Grant had as full a share of mercy in his heart as most men, he was so earnest and stubborn as a soldier that he never hesitated to<