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Are We Free?

Emancipation Day

April 16 is a legal holiday in Washington DC. Local government offices are closed and many public services do not operate. In all other areas of the United States, April 16 is a normal day and public life is not affected. 402 more words

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Emancipation Day

April 16 marks the passage of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862.  The Act ended slavery in the District, freed those held as slaves, compensated those who had legally owned the freed slaves and offered money to newly freed slaves to emigrate.   58 more words

U.S. Constitution

The War This Week: Apr 6-12, 1865

Thursday, April 6

The Battle of Sayler’s Creek occurred, in which Federals routed Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia as it fled west from Petersburg and Richmond. 557 more words

Abraham Lincoln

The Civil War This Week: Apr 6-12, 1865

Thursday, April 6

The Battle of Sayler’s Creek occurred, in which Federals routed Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia as it fled west from Petersburg and Richmond. 549 more words

Politics

The Myth of Lincoln

Watch my interview on Lincoln and the Civil War… below the video is a summation of my points.

The video can also found on my video page. 561 more words

Social

Better Late Than Never

March 16, 1995: Mississippi ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime. 611 more words

History

The War This Week: Feb 23-Mar 1, 1865

Thursday, February 23

Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard issued a proclamation urging the residents of Charlotte, North Carolina to volunteer their slave labor to “destroy and obstruct” roads to the city. 596 more words

Carolinas Campaign