In Grant's Memoirs, he makes a comment:
Then, too, Chattanooga, following in the same half year with Gettysburg in the East and Vicksburg in the West, there was much the same feeling in the South at this time that there had been in the North the fall and winter before. If the same license had been allowed the people and press in the South that was allowed in the North, Chattanooga would probably have been the last battle fought for the preservation of the Union.Obviously Grant had a low opinion of the Copperhead press in the North. Woe betide the scribbler who came before both Grant and Sherman. Does Grant have some insight as to freedom of the press in the Confederacy or is he just blowing off steam?