This Day in History
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Grant Becomes Commander of all Union Armies
March 9, 1864

On this day, in a private ceremony attended by President Lincoln and the Cabinet, U.S. Grant officially received his commission of Lieutenant General becoming the commander of all Union armies during the Civil War.

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