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  • Washington County, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 17, 1862

    Abraham Lincoln

    Battle of Antietam

    Washington County, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 17, 1862

    General Robert E. Lee's forces crossed the Potomac River into Maryland, leading to the Battle of Antietam. That battle, a Union victory, was among the bloodiest in American history; it facilitated Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in January.




  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 22, 1862

    Juneteenth

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 22, 1862

    During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862.




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