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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]

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 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 July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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