Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation issued (21 words)

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President Lincoln issues his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that on Jan 1, 1863, slaves in areas still in rebellion would be declared free.

Citation:
Editors. "Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation issued". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10942, accessed 10 December 2016.]


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  1. American Civil War