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1863 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln announced that he had granted amnesty for Mrs. Emilie Todd Helm. Helm was Mrs. Lincoln's half sister and the widow of a Confederate general.

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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the battle of Antietam that fatigues anything."
- Abraham Lincoln directed this remark to George B. McClellan, who had excused his lack of action in the fall of 1862 due to tired horses. McClellan was removed from command shortly there-after.