Northern Headquarters – Apr. 1, 1863
GEN. GRANT PLOTS FUTURE STRATEGY
General Ulysses S. Grant, the leader of the Northern Army, spent the afternoon meeting with his top military consultants planning his future strategy in the war. After the meeting was adjourned, the General dispatched a messenger to Washington with a personal message for President Lincoln. Lincoln has expressed his full confidence in the military capabilities of the general on many occasions. Grant, who attended West Point, first won fame in Mexico as a soldier. After the Mexican campaign, Grant retired to his farm. He was quick to join the Federal Army when the Civil War broke out. In one of the early major battles in the war, General Grant led the Union to victory over the Confederates at Fort Donelson.