This week marked 150 years since Antietam. This battle was the bloodiest of the Civil War, with over 6,000 Union and Confederate dead and thousands more injured and wounded.
Just a few days later, on September 22, 1862, Lincoln released the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. He did not issue the final Emancipation Proclamation until January 1, 1863.
Did any of your ancestors fight at Antietam?
Image: Lincoln and his generals after Antietam, 1862 (ARC 527118).
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