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On March 10, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln issued an executive order appointing Lieutenant-General Ulysses S. Grant to command the armies of the United States. [Wikimedia Commons]

Text of President Abraham Lincoln's Executive Order Naming Ulysses S. Grant as Commander of U.S. Armies

March 10, 1864

On March 10, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln issued an executive order appointing Lieutenant-General Ulysses S. Grant to command the armies of the United States.

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EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 1864. — Under the authority of the Act of Congress to appoint the grade of Lieutenant-General in the army, of February 29, 1864, Lieutenant-General ULYSSES S. GRANT, U.S.A., is appointed to the command of the armies of the United States.

(Signed) ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

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  • Article Title Text of President Abraham Lincoln's Executive Order Naming Ulysses S. Grant as Commander of U.S. Armies
  • Coverage March 10, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 28, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 3, 2022
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