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President Lincoln names Andrew Johnson the military governor of Tennessee

Andrew Johnson, engraving
03/03/1862
Senator Andrew Johnson of Tennessee was nominated by Lincoln and confirmed the same day by the U.S. Senate as Military Governor of his home state, with the rank of brigadier general of volunteers.  An ardent and infamous Unionist, he took on a difficult task in a divided state in which fighting was still raging and would do so for two more years.  His careful and tireless service there made him a national figure and helped secure his place, though a Democrat, on the Republican ticket in 1864.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Clifton R. Hall, Andrew Johnson: Military Governor of Tennessee (Princeton,NJ: Princeton University Press, 1916), 19.

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