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sep 21, 1862 - Emancipation Proclamation/ Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862

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Summary:
The war was fought near sharpsburg, Maryland. It was the 1st major battle of the American Civil War.

Outcome: Only a few slaves were actually freed. No immediate effect because Confederate States didn't act on Lincoln's order

Significance:
Lincoln's proclamation would be federal government's 1st official step toward the abolition of human slavery

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sep 21, 1862
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~ 156 years ago
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