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General-in-Chief (April 13, 1864)

When it comes to Meade’s relationship with Ulysses S. Grant, so far, so good. Before getting to Meade’s letter, here is what Grant communicated to Meade regarding his plans, in an order written on April 9: 1,137 more words

The Civil War This Week: Apr 7-13, 1864

Thursday, April 7

In the Red River campaign, Major General Nathaniel Banks’s Federal Army of the Gulf advanced to near Mansfield, Louisiana. General Richard Taylor’s Confederates skirmished with Banks near Pleasant Hill before pulling back. 1,023 more words


The Civil War This Week: Mar 31-Apr 6, 1864

Thursday, March 31

In the Red River campaign, skirmishing occurred at Natchitoches, Louisiana. Skirmishing also occurred in South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, and Arkansas. A Federal expedition began from Bridgeport, Alabama. 438 more words


The Civil War This Week: Mar 9-16, 1864

Wednesday, March 9

In Washington, President Abraham Lincoln presented Ulysses S. Grant with his new commission as lieutenant general in a formal White House ceremony. Lincoln said, “As the country herein trusts you, so, under God, it will sustain you…” Grant replied, “I feel the full weight of the responsibilities now devolving upon me, and it will be my earnest endeavor not to disappoint your expectations…” 710 more words