Monthly Archives: December 2010

Petitions for Compensated Emancipation

Before Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, he freed slaves in the District of Columbia. On April 16, 1862 President Lincoln signed An Act for the Release of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Dispatches from Civil War Washington

Welcome to Dispatches from┬áCivil War Washington! We are excited to welcome you to a new blog created for Civil War Washington. The site explores Washington, DC from a variety of angles, as a case study of social, political, cultural and … Continue reading

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