Grant arrived in Washington1

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Grant arrived in Washington to receive his new promotion on March 8, 1864. He then set  about establishing a multi-theater campaign unlike anything yet attempted in the Civil  War. Again, Grant's strategy revolved around continually killing Confederate soldiers–a  brutal but effective plan. He knew he could wear down the enemy long before his own  forces became depleted. In order for the strategy to work, however, he needed to keep  up a constant pressure on the Confederate armies, who were under the command of  Robert E. Lee. The western campaign had been hugely successful, cutting the  Confederacy in two at the Mississippi River and reclaiming much of the land lost when  the western states conceded. In the eastern theater, however, there had been little more  than skirmishes for the better part of a year. Grant thus started, knowing he started. He knew that he had the complete confidence of 
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Summer '08 term at Texas State.

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