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ded in the margin, also in pencil: Note.
Results convinced Grant that in his selection of one of these corps commanders he contributed largely to the failure in the capture of Petersburg on arrival of the Army of the Potomac on the banks of the James.
The officer referred to was W. F. Smith.
Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C., Oct. 23d, 1870.
Dear Badeau,—I am in receipt of your letter in which you speak of the article you propose writing for the British press, and of getting sotice in the Manuscript.
I did not say that about 39,000 would cover my losses in killed, wounded, & missing.
What I did say was that Welles, Taylor & Co. would soon have it pass into history that we had a 100,000 men killed in getting to the James river, when we could have gone by boat, without loss, and ignoring the fact that Lee sustained any loss whatever.
That 40,000, I thought about 39,000,—would cover such losses, but that the reports from time to time would show a much greater loss.