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U.S. Civil War History

1862 - U.S. President Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves. Though the measure did not technically free any slaves, it redefined the Union's war aim from reunification to the abolition of slavery.

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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Be it remembered that on the fourth day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and in the Capitol of the State of Alabama, in the city of Montgomery, at the hour of noon, there assembled certain deputies and delegates from the several independent South State of North America..."
- From the official record when the Provisional Confederate Congerss convened on February 4, 1861.