News of the Emancipation Proclamation spreads throughout the country and does not quite get the reception that Abraham Lincoln had hoped for.
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Lincoln Ponders Colonization and Emancipation
Abraham Lincoln approves a contract to deport slaves to Central America as pressure increases for him to order emancipation.
The End of the Army of Virginia
John Pope’s Federal Army of Virginia is absorbed into George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac, and Pope is reassigned under protest.
Moving Toward Emancipation
Abraham Lincoln surprises his cabinet by reading a draft of an executive order freeing all slaves in Confederate states.
Change Tactics or Lose the Game
With the northern war effort in decline, Abraham Lincoln begins to reconsider whether or not he should free slaves by presidential decree.
A Massive Wave of Chauvinistic Elation
News of the capture of Confederate envoys James Mason and John Slidell spreads throughout America and is met with mixed reactions in North and South.
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