or, in which, from the 5th of May to 30th June, the armies of the Potomac and of the James under Grant lost a greater number than there were men in the Army of Northern Virginia under Lee; and then tFederal chief of artillery in the Army of the Potomac.
For the noble and generous promptings of Grant's heart in the first moments of his great triumph, and his magnanimous treatment of Lee, I feel arbarity?
Taunting our men because they were not there to defend their women and children, when Grant himself had just declared that we were robbing the cradle and the grave to fill our ranks againsvery engagement from the Wilderness to Petersburg; had killed and wounded in a month more men in Grant's army than they had in their own; who had yielded at last, not to Grant, nor to Sherman—not to Grant, nor to Sherman—not to arms, but to starvation?
As General Preston has so well expressed it:
Address before Survivors' Association, Columbia, 1870.
We surrendered no army of 200,000 equipped soldiers as at Sedan,