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Ulysses S. Grant
General Ulysses S. Grant, graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and veteran of the Mexican-American War, enlisted from his hometown of Galena, Illinois, when war broke out in 1861. Grant was soon appointed Brigadier General and rose through the ranks of the western army until March of 1864, when Lincoln appointed Grant as Lieutenant General in command of all Union armies. General George Meade remained in position as head of the Army of the Potomac, but Grant stayed with that branch of the army through the rest of the war, especially during the campaigns in Virginia in 1864 and 1865. Grant’s strategies led to the Union’s superior position in 1865.
- Ulysses S. Grant
- Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
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