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    • Appointed Major General in the regular army.
    • -- his military genius developed by the war. -- his comprehensive ideas of the rebellion. -- a true Representation of the policy of the government. -- a believer in emancipation. -- an opponent of trade with the rebels. -- speculators and illegal Traders at a Discount. -- recognized as a great leader and “the coming man.” -- Grant's plans after the capture of Vicksburg. -- the necessity of postponing them. -- Visits New Orleans. -- Accident and injury. -- critical position of Rosecrans. -- Grant called to Cairo. -- Meets Secretary Stanton. -- New and important command. -- confidence of the government. -- Assumes command. -- affairs at Chattanooga. -- Grant's prompt and energetic preparations. -- journey to Chattanooga. -- triumph of will over physical weakness and difficulties. -- extent of his command. -- energy and administrative ability. -- Chattanooga relieved, and the army encouraged. -- Burnside. -- Grant's purpose to attack Bragg. -- impatient of delays. -- the battle of Chattanooga. -- fought directly under Grant's orders. -- his headquarters. -- the crisis and the charge. -- Grant's confidence.--“They'll do it.” -- the victory. -- Grant at the front. -- his Watchfulness. -- complete defeat of the enemy. -- pursuit.--“one of the most remarkable battles in history.” -- recognition of Grant's services. -- modesty of the great republican soldier.

Soon after the capture of Vicksburg, and in recognition of his distinguished services, Grant was appointed a Major General in the regular army, his commissions hitherto having been in the volunteers. With his characteristic generous regard for his subordinates, he recommended many of them for promotion; and Sherman and McPherson were, at his request, appointed brigadier generals in the regular army. All

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