Sherman approached and said, “Well, Grant, we’ve had the devil’s own day, haven’t we?” “Yes,” answered Grant, puffing hard on his cigar. “Yes. Lick ’em tomorrow though.”
Grant was tone-deaf (he once remarked that he knew only two tunes: “One was Yankee Doodle. The other wasn’t.”
Note: I continue to adore General Grant.
Grant said the enemy wanted to hold out until after the presidential election. “They hope for a counter revolution. They hope for the election of the peace candidate. In fact, like McCawber, they hope for something to
candidate. In fact, like McCawber, they hope for something to turn
Note: oh my heart. Grant references Dickens (Mr. Micawber) in a dispatch from Appomattox.