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March 3rd - March 3rd The Emancipation Proclamation: The...

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March 3 rd The Emancipation Proclamation: The Turning Point of the War Vicksburg - impregnable from the west due to the Mississippi river, or the North and South due to swamps. Only way to attack is from the East - Grant’s army was in SW TN. He moved his army south while Sherman brought troops down with steam power hoping to attack while the Rebs were occupied with Grant in the east. o Grant retreated because the supply lines got broken. As he returned to TN he realized that he might have overestimated the need of the supply line. o Sherman did not realized that Grant had retreated and his attack was repulsed. o Military stalemate faced Lincoln I. The Purpose: To break the military stalemate a. In the first paragraph he defines the proclamation as a necessary war measure to oppress the confederacy b. Lincoln sees it as a policy c. 1/3 of the army was tied down protecting supply lines. II. The timing a. Mid-July1862: Lincoln decides on emancipation b. Factors behind: i. Agency of slavery
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 565 taught by Professor Barney during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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