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In the army. frontier service. characteristics as a young officer. in Texas. the Mexican war. his first battle. coolness and bravery at Resaca de la Palma. a steady, plucky officer. appointed regimental quartermaster. Joins Scott's army. tact, energy, and perseverance. not content with quartermaster's duties. Participates in battles. conspicuous gallantry at Chepultepec. brevet first Lieutenant and brevet captain. his reputation earned by merit and service, not by Fntion to his duties were recognized by his superior officers, and led to his being placed upon the regimental staff as quartermaster. His regiment was among those detached from General Taylor's command, and sent to join the larger army under General Scott, which was to advance from Vera Cruz to the city of Mexico. His duties as regimental quartermaster, on a campaign like this into the heart of the enemy's country, were arduous and responsible, and required great tact, energy, and perseveranc
, and he had inspired none in others, and at this time was the one who, of all others, could be promoted to the highest command without causing heart-burnings and insubordination, which would have been dangerous to the efficiency of the army. The man for the place having thus unmistakably appeared, a measure which had been for some time under consideration in Congress was adopted. The grade of Lieutenant General, which had been first created for Washington, and was conferred by brevet on Scott alone, was revived with great unanimity, and the President was authorized to appoint, with the advice and consent of the Senate, from among those officers most distinguished for courage, skill, and ability, a commander, who, being commissioned as lieutenant general, shall be authorized, under the direction of the President, to command the armies of the United States. President Lincoln approved the bill on the 1st of March, 1864, and on the same day nominated Major General Ulysses S. Grant a
e, under a tree which has since been cut into toothpicks as memorials of that important occasion. Lee came crestfallen and humiliated, but with the bearing of a great commander, and the formal courtesy of an aristocrat; Grant came quiet and unassuming, and with a republican simplicity of manner. They had met before, but probably had never formed an acquaintance or exchanged words. When Grant, an unknown subaltern, led a gallant charge at Chepultepec, Lee was a favorite on the staff of General Scott, and he had remained there till after secession had called for the preparations of war, and then, turning traitor to the government which had educated and honored him, carried the secrets of that government to its enemies, and joined them in their infamous rebellion. The subaltern who had once received only his contemptuous notice, was now his conqueror and the greatest general of America. The one had received the just rewards of patriotism, loyalty, and faithful service; the other the