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Bennett, James Gordon (1841-1918) The New York herald. [No. 9136 (September 15, 1861)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08793 Author/Creator: Bennett, James Gordon (1841-1918) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspapers Date: 15 September 1861 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Prints a letter of President Lincoln to John C. Fremont concerning emancipation. Headline reads, "Modification of the Proclamation with regard to the liberation of slaves." Lincoln asks Fremont to modify his order proclaiming that all slaves owned by Confederates in Missouri were free because it goes against Congress. Civil War news, retreat of the rebel Army of Manassas, news from Havana and Mexico, among other items.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Fre\B4mont, John Charles, 1813-1890.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Abolition, Emancipation, African American History, Slavery, Civil War, Military History, President, Union General, Union Forces, Confederate States of America, Congress, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Caribbean, Latin and South America

Sub Era: The American Civil War