Henry W. Halleck issues General Orders as part of his Federal program to suppress alleged disloyalty in Missouri.
Tag: Confiscation Act
President Lincoln’s 1861 Message to Congress
President Abraham Lincoln submits his first annual message to Congress, in which he describes the current state of affairs and reiterates his view that the Union must be preserved by all necessary means.
The 2nd Session of the 37th U.S. Congress
The second session of the first Republican-dominated Congress opened with many intent on destroying slavery as a means to win the war.
The Confiscation Act
Abraham Lincoln reluctantly signs a bill into law allowing Federal commanders to seize slaves from people supporting the Confederacy.