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all present but the commander-in-chief the Grand review of the Army, May 23-24, 1865. as two hundred thousand troops marched in the bright May sunshine of 1865 down the main thoroughfare of the national capital, to the strains of martial music, waving their battle-rent flags amid the flashing of sabers and bayonets, one face was missing at the reviewing-stand. Lincoln, the commander-in-chief, who through four years of struggle had kept faith with his Army, was absent—dead by an assassin's bullet. Thus one of the mightiest armies ever gathered passed in final review ere it melted into the walks of civil life. No great victorious force ever turned so quickly and completely to the arts of peace.


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