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U.S. Congress approved restoring the rank of lieutenant general, and President Abraham Lincoln quickly dispatched Major General U.S. Grant requesting his presence in Washington City. The officer traveled from Nashville with his son Fred, and soon after his arrival in the capital, the president promoted him to a permanent rank previously bestowed upon only one other officer - George Washington. After donning his third star, Grant thanked Lincoln and promised, “With the aid of the noble armies that have fought on so many fields for our common country, it will be my earnest endeavor not to disappoint your expectations.” The president assured Grant, “…the country herein trusts you, so, under God, it will sustain you.” Grant wasted little time in formulating his military plans. On March 22, he met with Major General William T. Sherman in Cincinnati, where the two men devised a series of Federal advances, which would take place along several fronts, and occur simultaneously. Grant, and Lincoln, hoped to finally bring the war to a close.
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