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January 11, 2012 11:25 AM

Lincoln Chafes at Slow-Moving Union Generals

Given the number of defeats the Union army suffered in 1861, it is not surprising that President Abraham Lincoln was in the midst of despair concerning military campaigns in January 1862. For Lincoln, time was of the essence as he wanted to reunite the Union as quickly as possible. In January 1862, Lincoln was informed by three generals that there would be no immediate military campaigns to start the New Year.

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