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Emancipation Proclamation

Maneuvers Around Vicksburg and West Virginia Emancipation

Union forces continued their movements against Vicksburg, Mississippi in what was known as the Steele’s Bayou Expedition, while two northern vessel attempted to pass the Vicksburg batteries.  Voters in West Virginia approved a program of gradual emancipation as a condition … Full Post

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The Emancipation Proclamation and the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

President Abraham Lincoln signed the permanent Emancipation Proclamation declaring free slaves in most of the south, while Union and Confederate troops met in a major battle southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.

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