President Lincoln Meets with Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Henry W. Halleck

March 27, 1864

At night, President Lincoln went to the nearby War Department to conf with Generals Ulysses S. Grant Henry Halleck along with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.      Former Illinois Senator Orville H. Browning writes in his diary: “In the evening went to the Presidents, wishing to see him, and having no other time.  He had just gone to the War Department to hold a consultation, Genl Grant being here.  I went to his room, and waited and hour & half but he not returning I left a note for him about the appointment of Ebenezer Moore Esq as Secy of Montano, & came home.”

Attorney General Edward Bates writes of yesterday’s meeting with key Republican leaders: “The President tells me that he made an arrangement with Gov [Thomas] Bramlette that seemed to be satisfactory all around.”

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