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1862 - Horace Greeley's "The Prayer of Twenty Millions" was published. The editorial called on U.S. President Abraham Lincoln to declare emancipation for all slaves. Lincoln was already planning to emancipate slaves, but he did not admit it publicly until a month later with his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

1866 - It was formally declared by U.S. President Andrew Johnson that the American Civil War was over. The fighting had stopped months earlier.


U.S. Civil War Quotes

"That old man...had my division massacred at Gettysburg!"
- George Pickett said these words to John S. Mosby shortly after paying Lee a visit in Richmond



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