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Grant assumes command: Lincoln's document...



Item # 666357

March 26, 1864

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL,  New York, March 26, 1864 

* General Ulysses S. Grant 
* Officially becomes commander
* President Abraham Lincoln


As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. The entire front page is taken up with: "The Military Situation" giving reports from various fields of operation, carrying over to take all of pg. 2.
Other items in this issue include: "The Grog Ration" "List of Prizes" takes half a page listing captures by the U.S. Navy, "Army & Navy Personal" "General Grant & the Army of the Potomac" "Lieut. Gen. Grant Assumes Command" which includes the official order of the President, signed: Abraham Lincoln, plus Grant's response signed: U.S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. Also a lengthy list of: "Appointments by the President" which takes close to two pages.
Complete in 24 pages, 10 by 14 1/2 inches, nice eagle in the masthead, nice condition.

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