President Lincoln's Executive Order Naming Ulysses S. Grant as Commander of U.S. Armies (March 10, 1864)

Updated: February 27, 2014

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.

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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