U.S. Civil War History
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.
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