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  • In growing doubt that Pope and McClellan could work together, Mr. Lincoln now brought Major General Henry W. Halleck from the western theater to coordinate operations in Virginia, giving him the title of general-in-chief.


  • In his Life of Maceo Lucciardi declares that while he does not wish “to discredit the bravery” of General Gomez, “Maceo merited the title of general-in-chief as a right because he was the real soul of the revolution.”

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  • “I would like very much to see you,” the general-in-chief had telegraphed, “and I think the rest would do you good.”

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  • Both times Lincoln extricated his general-in-chief.

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  • The case was brought to Brachfeld's attention by Trevor Plante, an Archives official specializing in Civil War history who gained acclaim in 2007 when he discovered a long-lost telegram Lincoln wrote in 1863 to his general-in-chief.

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  • But Polk had more on his mind than relations with his cantankerous general-in-chief.

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  • Gen. George McClellan, while general-in-chief of the Union Army, wrote in a letter to his wife that President Abraham Lincoln was "nothing more than a well meaning baboon."

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  • On the 12th of March, 1864, General Grant was assigned to the command of the armies of the United States, as general-in-chief.

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  • This delayed my arrival at City Point till near midnight, but on repairing to the little cabin that sheltered the general-in-chief, I found him and Sherman still up talking over the problem whose solution was near at hand.

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  • We two then mounted and joined him, while our staff-officers followed, intermingling with those of the general-in-chief as the cavalcade took its way to McLean's house near by, and where General Lee had arrived some time before, in consequence of a message from General Grant consenting to the interview asked for by Lee through Meade's front that morning -- the consent having been carried by Colonel Babcock.

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