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    He needed men from Grant's army to deter a French invasion of Texas.  The French took advantage of the United States' preoccupation with the Civil War to violate the Monroe Doctrine and invade Mexico in 1862.  Lincoln became concerned that the new French government to the south would attempt to seize Texas.  While he appreciated Grant's desire to move quickly towards a new offensive in Alabama, he prioritized operations in Texas which would require significant detachments from Grant's army.  Grant manfully assented to Lincoln's proposal.  The French backed down. 

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    He needed men from Grant's army to deter a French invasion of Texas.  The French took advantage of the United States' preoccupation with the Civil War to violate the Monroe Doctrine and invade Mexico in 1862.  Lincoln became concerned that the new French government to the south would attempt to seize Texas.  While he appreciated Grant's desire to move quickly towards a new offensive in Alabama, he prioritized operations in Texas which would require significant detachments from Grant's army.  Grant manfully assented to Lincoln's proposal.  The French backed down. 

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