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Context of Falsehood of Grant as to General Johnson's fall : Grant, while around the world with Young, claims to have been the victor at Shiloh, and at the time (2.30 P.M.) of Sydney Johnson's death he was the vanquished commander of a flying army, out of whose power and his own the victory had passed, before he died, to Grant : to which false statement he impudently calls Gen. Johnson's friends in evidence, which is given in direct contradiction of Grant and Young, under whose tutelage the entire lie was told : the crowning atrocity of these actual or invented "Reminiscences of the Civil War," first emitted from Hamburgh, Germany, 1878, and shifted to Hong Kong in 1879, is the above fiction of this "Duke of the Long Bow" : thus ruthlessly robbing his tutor, Sherman, of his long-worn laurels in the practice of the lyre
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