Abraham Lincoln takes charge and orders his generals to fight!

TEEGARDEN: PRESIDENT’S GENERAL WAR ORDER NO. 1 It was 150 years ago, on January 27, 1862, that President Abraham Lincoln issued a somewhat extraordinary directive, titled “President’s General War Order No. 1.” Lincoln’s Order stemmed from both his boiling frustration with the inaction of his top generals and from his own recognition of the strategic […]

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