§On the morning of February 16th,
a note to Grantrequesting an armistice and
terms of surrender.
expectations that Grant would offer
generous terms because of their previous relationship.
§But Grant showed no
mercy and his reply was one of the most famous quotes to come
out of the war, giving him his nickname of "Unconditional
Surrender: “No terms except unconditional and immediate
surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your
works.” §Grant had ordered
Smith to launch an attack the next day.