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Category: Emancipation Proclamation
On September 22, 1862, soon after the Union victory at Antietam and the American Civil War raged, Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states "shall be ...