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Abraham Lincoln
President Lincoln Is Grateful For Much-Needed Public Support For His Emancipation Proclamation The only known letter of Lincoln from January 1863 relating to or mentioning emancipation we have found reaching the market
26/01/1863. He writes a composer thanking him for sending a copy of his new “Emancipation March,” published by the same firm that published “The Battle Cry of Freedom”On March 4, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Inaugural Address to a nation in peril, divided over the issue of slavery. He explained his belief that secession was unconstitutional and that he intended to do all in his power to save the Union. In addition, just as he had promised throughout the election campaign, he emphasized, “…I have no purpose…to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists…I have no inclination to do so…” Though Lincoln personally hated slavery, his priority was saving the Union, and he thus tried to reassure the South by saying he had no desire or right to make the abolition of slavery his goal. But the Southern states did not return to the Union, in fact four more states seceded, and a month into Lincoln’s term, Fort Sumter was fired upon and the Civil War commenced.In 1861 and 1862, the Union armies experienced repeated defeats in the crucial Eastern theater. There was Bull Run and Second Bull Run, Stonewall Jackson’s big win in the Shenandoah Valley, the string of debacles in the Virginia Peninsular campaign, the rise of the formidable Robert E. Lee in that campaign, the loss of hope of taking Richmond, and many more setbacks. Across the Union there was widespread exasperation with both the Army of the Potomac and the Lincoln administration, and a growing uncertainty that the war could be won. In early 1862 Lincoln would … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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