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U.S. Civil War History

1861 - The keel of the Union ironclad Monitor was laid at the Continental Iron Works at Greenpoint, Long Island.

1862 - U.S. President Lincoln wired General George McClellan: "I have just read your dispatch about sore tongued and fatiegued [sic] horses. Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the battle of Antietam that fatigue anything?" Lincoln replaced McClellan with Ambrose Burnside a little over a week later.

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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"I never felt more certain that I was doing right, than I do in signing this paper."
- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln commented about signing the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.