- ›› Eras and Sub-Eras : The American Civil War
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are...
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Lincoln’s presidential “war powers” only gave him authority to reach slaves in rebel-held territory. Above all, Lincoln worried about the federal courts, which were reluctant to recognize any such presidential war powers. The only way to make emancipation stick, and to cleanse the nation entirely from slavery, was to amend the Constitution.
As commander in chief, despite a lack of formal military training, Abraham Lincoln found it necessary to take an active part in formulating military strategy.
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Ulysses S. Grant issued his famous ultimatum at Fort Donelson, Tennessee: “No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.” Confederate forces accepted. (17,398 casualties)