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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