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Key Documents of the Civil War The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

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    "Corwin Amendment"

    "Corwin Amendment"

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    Copy of Proposed Amendment to the US Constitution

    Copy of Proposed Amendment to the US Constitution

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    Henry Hunt to Braxton Bragg: A friendship on the brink of war

    Henry Hunt to Braxton Bragg: A friendship on the brink of war

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    Braxton Bragg to Henry Hunt: A friendship on the brink of war

    Braxton Bragg to Henry Hunt: A friendship on the brink of war

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    Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation stands as the single most important accomplishment of Lincoln's presidency. The preliminary proclamation, announced on September 22, 1862, served as a warning for Southern states that if they did not abandon the war, they would lose their slaves. More importantly, it was the first step toward the official abolition of slavery in the United States.

    Union Soldier Turns Medic at Gettysburg, 1863

    Union Soldier Turns Medic at Gettysburg, 1863

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