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.”162
Grant was tone-deaf (he once remarked that he knew only two tunes: “One was Yankee Doodle. The other wasn’t.”34)
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 turn up.”48*
Note: oh my heart. Grant references Dickens (Mr. Micawber) in a dispatch from Appomattox.