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Today in history: A future president gets promoted
General Grant went on to force the South's surrender and become president
 
On the road to victory and then the presidency.
On the road to victory and then the presidency. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

March 10, 1864: President Abraham Lincoln promoted Ulysses S. Grant to Lt. General, giving him command of all Union troops during the Civil War. General Grant went on to force the South's surrender at Appomattox in 1865. Four years later, he became the 18th president.

Quote of the Day
"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace." — Ulysses S. Grant

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