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U.S. Civil War History
- Union General Henry W. Benham was arrested for the Battle of Secessionville. The attack had not been approved.
- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation, which outlawed slavery in U.S. territories.
- The Confederate C.S.S. Alabama
sank after a battle with the U.S.S. Kearsarge
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U.S. Civil War Quotes
|"I failed, I failed, and that is about all that can be said about it."|
- Abraham Lincoln's self-criticism of his famous "Gettysburg Address"