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Ulysses S. Grant assumes command of the U.S. Army...



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March 18, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, March 18, 1864 

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


Among the front page heads on the Civil War are: "Important Military Movements" "General Grant's Order Assuming Command of the Union Armies".
The brief report notes Grant's departure for Washington to assume command, plus the names of the members of his staff. What follows is the Presidential order appointing U.S. Grant commander of the armies of the United States, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. General Grant's statement assuming the command follows and is signed in type: U.S. Grant.
Other Civil War related news throughout.
Eight pages, nice condition.

Category: Yankee