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Lincoln Originals at Cincinnati Museum Center

1863

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

Highlights from 1863:

January 1 -
President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in Confederate held territory

May 1-4 - The battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia.

May - Vicksburg campaign in Mississippi.

July 1-3 - Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

July 13-16 - Anti-draft riots broke out in New York City.

August 10 - President Lincoln met with abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

September 19-20 - Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia.

November 19 - Lincoln delivered his "Gettysburg Address."


Lincoln Originals:

Request by H.E. Bridge & Co. Request by H.E. Bridge & Co.,
July 21, 1863
Proclamation Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction,
Dec. 8, 1863