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Page 17 - GENERAL, — I received your dispatch describing the man Clark detailed to assassinate me. He had better be in a hurry, or he will be too late. The news of Mr. Lincoln's death produced a most intense effect on our troops. At first I feared it would lead to excesses, but now it has softened down, and can easily be quieted.
Page 18 - I admit my folly in embracing in a military convention any civil matters ; but, unfortunately, such is the nature of our situation that they seem inextricably united ; and I understood from you at Savannah that the financial state of the country demanded military success, and would warrant a little bending to policy.
Page 62 - This agreement witnesseth that the said Major Amos Stickney, for and in behalf of the United States of America, and the said Gleason & Gosnell, for themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, have mutually agreed, and by these presents do mutually covenant and agree, to and with each...
Page v - ... deliberately planned and executed a foul and dastardly massacre which would have disgraced the veriest savage among those who were the victims of his cruelty.
Page 19 - I learned (what was proper enough) the disapproval of the President, I acted in such a manner as to compel the -surrender of General Johnston's whole army on the same terms as you had prescribed to General Lee's army when you had it surrounded and in your absolute power.
Page 49 - The ice would have to be cut in the latter part of December and the early part of January.
Page 11 - Grover, and the citizens manifested the most unqualified joy to hear that, so far as they were concerned, the war was over. All classes, Union men as well as former rebels, did not conceal, however, the apprehensions naturally arising from a total ignorance of the political conditions to be attached to their future state. Any thing at all would be preferable to this dread uncertainty.
Page 14 - GENERAL : I have this moment received your communication of this date. I am fully empowered to arrange with you any terms for the suspension of further hostilities between the armies commanded by you and those commanded by myself, and will be willing to confer with you to that end.
Page 27 - He got down off his horse, kneeled down and fired at the little child, but he missed him. A third man came up and made a similar remark, and fired, and the little fellow dropped.
Page 9 - I was ordered to give the forty-eight hours' notice, and resume hostilities at the close of that time, governing myself by the substance of a dispatch then inclosed, dated March 3d, twelve M., at Washington, DC, from Secretary Stanton to General Grant at City Point, but not accompanied by any part of the voluminous matter so liberally lavished on the public in the New York journals of the 24th of April. That was the first and only time I ever saw that telegram, or had one word of instruction on the...