Grant Takes Command
— Lee Vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —In March 1864, President Abraham Lincoln placed Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in charge of the Union's overall military effort. Grant's strategy was simple: attack the Confederates simultaneously on all fronts, overwhelming them by sheer force of numbers. His plan called for Gen. William T. Sherman to drive towards Atlanta from Chattanooga while Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks moved from New Orleans towards Mobile. In Virginia, Gen. George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac was to engage Lee's attention south of the Rapidan River. At the same time, smaller Union armies would move up the Shenandoah Valley and against Richmond from the south.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 8:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 256996 N 4251331|
|Decimal Degrees||38.37720000, -77.78183333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 22.632', W 77° 46.91'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 22' 37.92" N, 77° 46' 54.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8467-8589 VA-375, Locust Grove VA 22508, US|
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