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February ’63

1863   Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant dramatically bolstered his command of the Union’s western theater following a protest against it that developed on Feb. 1. In early January, troublesome Maj. Gen. John McClernand, wielding seniority in rank and the … Continue reading

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January ’63

1863 Abraham Lincoln had shaken too many hands. For more than two hours, New Year’s Day guests pumped his arm at a public White House reception. But the President did not look joyous. A British volunteer surgeon for a Washington … Continue reading

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