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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Wartime excerpt from the Emancipation Proclamation].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08217 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadside Date: circa 1863 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Possibly used for dissemination by the United States military.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsPresidentsEmancipation ProclamationAfrican American HistoryEmancipationSlaveryUnion Forces

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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