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The Lieutenant General
General Grant was the last commander Lincoln employed into his services. Lincoln trusted Grant and his judgment, a statement that could not hold true for the other Generals. With Grant, there was a sense of confidence. Because of this, Lincoln promoted Grant to the title of Lieutenant General in March of 1864. This was a rank only three men had previously held in American history to that point, and they were George Washington and Winfield Scott.
- The Lieutenant General
- Gutekunst, Frederick, 1831-1917
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