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July 7, 1863

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  • Bob Huddleston
    Today the War Department announced that Major General Ulysses S. Grant, United States Volunteers, was being nominated by the President for promotion to Major
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      Today the War Department announced that Major General Ulysses S. Grant,
      United States Volunteers, was being nominated by the President for
      promotion to Major General, United States Army, with date of rank July
      4, 1863. It was an original appointment, that is to say, Lincoln was
      adding another major general to the Army's list.

      And Major General George G. Meade, United States Volunteers was
      nominated for promotion to Brigadier General, United States Army, with
      date of rank July 3, 1863. Meade's promotion was to full the vacancy
      caused by the death on March 31, 1863 of Edwin Sumner.

      Both promotions were subject to the approval of the United States
      Senate.

      The importance was that both men were now assured of jobs when the war
      was over. And the promotions were well earned: Grant for Vicksburg and
      Meade for Gettysburg.

      The last promotion that Ulysses S. Grant had received in the Regular
      Army had been his promotion by seniority to captain, Fourth United
      States Infantry, on August 9, 1853.

      Take care,

      Bob

      Judy and Bob Huddleston
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