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Daily Archives: January 1, 2013

The Emancipation Proclamation: A Military Necessity

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the official issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Though many mistakenly believe that the Proclamation is a document tied solely to the date January 1, 1863, a preliminary proclamation was presented in September 1862 calling for reunion.  If the rebellious states failed to rejoin the Union by January 1 of […]