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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Two New Lincoln Things

  • History Now has a new essay about Abraham Lincoln's thoughts and feelings on slavery, and the abolition thereof. The essay is from Douglas Wilson, Co-Director, Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College: History Now: Lincoln and Abolition
It's September 17, 1862 and President Abraham Lincoln needs a victory in order to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and end slavery in the South. But Robert E. Lee has other plans – invade the North. When Lee's strategy falls into the hands of the Union Army, the result is the single bloodiest day in American history at the Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Includes scarce footage from the 125th, 135th, and 140th Antietam Reenactments.

Posted by Marie at January 1, 2006 11:15 AM