man, in his Memoirs, returns with increased violence to his old attack upon Secretary Stanton, and attempts to hold him chiefly responsible for a course in regard to the Sherman-Johnston terms, which at the time was approved by the President, General Grant, General Halleck, every member of the Cabinet, and by the loyal North.
He attempts to convey the impression that Mr. Stanton exceeded his authority in the matter, by the statement that President Johnson, and nearly all the members of the Cerman concluded to insult him in public, which he seems to think he afterward did, by refusing to take Mr. Stanton's hand, or as he expresses it, speaking of his own behavior on the stand at the great review, I shook hands with the President, General Grant, and each member of the Cabinet.
As I approached Mr. Stanton, he offered me his hand, but I declined it publicly, and the fact was universally noticed—but how decidedly to the discredit of General Sherman he does not relate in his new capac
agreement of the 18th inst., between General Joseph E. Johnston, of the Confederate army, and Major-overnment.
The army under the command of General Johnston has been reduced to fourteen or fifteen —large and small; it being the opinion of Generals Johnston and Beauregard that with the men and meao the advance of General Sherman's army.
General Johnston is of opinion that the enemy's forces now.
The military convention made between General Johnston and General Sherman is, in substance, an onference with the Cabinet at Greensboro Generals Johnston and Beauregard expressed the unqualifiedginia, the rapid decrease by desertion of General Johnston's army, which as it retreats south, if reonvinced that both General Beauregard and General Johnston are utterly hopeless of continuing the coed upon on the 18th inst., by and between General Johnston, commanding the Confederate forces, and M made on the 18th inst. by and between General J. E. Johnston, of the Confederate States Army, and M