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Predictions mixed on emancipation’s effects

This week in Civil War history

February 11, 2013
By HARRY SCHOGER - Special to the Tribune Chronicle , Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

On Jan. 1, 1863, the final Emancipation Proclamation was issued and put into effect. The event was the tipping point that opened the floodgates of controversy in the national press over the continuation of the war. Some political pundits made the dire prediction that the Union Armies would desert because of the Proclamation.

 
 

 

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