Document for February 29th:
Message of President Abraham Lincoln nominating Ulysses S. Grant to be Lieutenant General of the Army, February 29, 1864
Frustrated by the perceived failures of a series of senior generals during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Ulysses S. Grant to be Lieutenant General of the Army in this message dated February 29, 1864. The Senate confirmed Lincoln's nomination in March, and General Grant went on to carry the Union to victory.
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