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February 26, 2012

Grant Resumes Command, Exits Halleck's Doghouse

The first two months of 1862 began in fine fashion for the Union as Fort Henry and Fort Donelson fell, opening the way for a Federal advance into Tennessee. With the Confederate army seemingly in full flight, it was up to Major General Henry Halleck to set aside his personal dislike for Brigadier General U. S. Grant and continue to press their advantage.

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