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Document for February 29th:
Message of President Abraham Lincoln nominating Ulysses S. Grant to be Lieutenant General of the Army, February 29, 1864


President Abraham Lincoln's nomination of Ulysses S. Grant to be Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army, February 29, 1864. (National Archives Identifier: 306310); Series: Anson McCook Collection of Presidential Signatures, 1789 - 1975; Records of the U.S. Senate, 1789 - 2006; Record Group 46; National Archives.

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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