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President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, freed all slaves in Confederate-controlled territory.

Fri, 2013-04-19 17:10 -- administrator

President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, freed all slaves in Confederate-controlled territory.

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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