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Second Confiscation Act Signed

The Second Confiscation Act, which put additional pressure on southern slaveholders, was signed into law by President Lincoln, while additional fighting took place on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg.

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Malvern Hill ends the Seven Days Battles

During the first week of July 1862 the Seven Days Battles came to an end with the bloody repulse of a Confederate attack at Malvern Hill, while the U.S. Congress adopted several important pieces of legislation.

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