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New grade of "General" of the army....
Item # 598259
July 26, 1866
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 26, 1866
* Grade of General of the Army created : Grant suggested
* Farragut to be Admiral of the Navy
Among the front page first column headlines are: "WASHINGTON NEWS" "The Bill Creating the Grade of General Signed by the President" "Lieut-Gen. Grant Nominated to the Place" "Vice-Admiral Farragut Nominated Admiral" and more.
The report in column two is rather brief yet significant, with a mini-head: "The New Grades in the Army and Navy" reading: "The President has also signed the bill reviving the grade of General in the army of the United States and this afternoon nominated to the Senate Lieut.-Gen. Grant for that office, and Vice-Admiral Farragut to be Admiral in the navy, under a recent law." (see photos).
Complete in eight pages, printing flaw within 1st column, otherwise in nice condition.
A significant report in military history.
Category: Post-Civil War