Lucius Fox

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Drawing of Hand Grenade, 08/20/1861 

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Drawing of Hand Grenade, 08/20/1861 

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150 Years of the DC Emancipation Act

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the DC Emancipation Act, the National Archives has released this short documentary video. Archivists discusses the petitions filed by owners and enslaved persons; how the process worked, and how the University of Nebraska’s new website, Civil War Washington (www.civilwardc.org) will make the petitions available to researchers.

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The District of Columbia Emancipation Act

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this act came 9 months before President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation. The act brought to conclusion decades of agitation aimed at ending what antislavery advocates called “the national shame” of slavery in the nation’s capital.

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Sketch of the Battle Field of Shiloh showing the disposition of the Troops under the command of Major General D. C. Buell on the 6th and 7th of April 1862.

The Battle of Shiloh began 150 years ago today on April 6, 1862 in southwestern Tennessee.  The costliest battle of the war up to that point, it would only foreshadow the carnage yet to come.


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Sketch of the Battle Field of Shiloh showing the disposition of the Troops under the command of Major General D. C. Buell on the 6th and 7th of April 1862.

The Battle of Shiloh began 150 years ago today on April 6, 1862 in southwestern Tennessee.  The costliest battle of the war up to that point, it would only foreshadow the carnage yet to come.

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Frustrated by the perceived failures of a series of senior generals during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Ulysses S. Grant to be Lieutenant General of the Army in this message dated February 29, 1864. The Senate confirmed Lincoln’s nomination in March, and General Grant went on to carry the Union to victory.

Message of President Abraham Lincoln Nominating Ulysses S. Grant to be Lieutenant General of the Army

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Frustrated by the perceived failures of a series of senior generals  during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Ulysses S.  Grant to be Lieutenant General of the Army in this message dated  February 29, 1864. The Senate confirmed Lincoln’s nomination in March,  and General Grant went on to carry the Union to victory.

Message of President Abraham Lincoln Nominating Ulysses S. Grant to be Lieutenant General of the Army

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Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and approved by President Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865, the 13th Amendment would be ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.  It abolished slavery in the United States and provides that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

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Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and approved by President Abraham Lincoln on February 1, 1865, the 13th Amendment would be ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.  It abolished slavery in the United States and provides that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

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 A stern warning

Four days after President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation, U.S. Brig. Gen. R. H. Milroy put the citizens of Frederick County and Winchester, Virginia, on notice with this order. It warned that all those who opposed the Proclamation would be treated as “rebels in arms.”

U.S. Brigadier General R. H. Milroy’s Order to Citizens of Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia in Reference to the Emancipation Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln, 01/05/1863

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