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The Frémont Emancipation
Someone needs to ad this, it probably forced lincoln's hand.
June 27 changes
Among the several changes on 2013-JUN-27 there are several instances of weak composition & factual oversimplification/error. I am reconsidering restoring to June 21 version --JimWae (talk) 09:26, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
- We were a bit taken aback by these changes also. (Diff for the curious.) groupuscule (talk) 03:00, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Regarding Contraband (American Civil War), this edit looks to be on the right track. I would suggest that we should not downplay the Butler contraband decision, as we do now—not only did it set a precedent for military commanders, it also preceded (and perhaps triggered) a series of relevant codifying laws (all before the Emancipation Proclamation): the First Confiscation Act, the Act Prohibiting the Return of Slaves, and the Second Confiscation Act. By 1863 there were tens of thousands of people in these refugee camps, all across the U.S. groupuscule (talk) 22:00, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
slaves stole wagons and horses to escape?
It currently reads "Slaves fled their masters by means of wagons and horseback." I click the link but don't see that listed in the old newspaper. How common was it for a slave to steal a horse? Dream Focus 16:56, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
- In the cited source, column 2, near the bottom of the page, "[...], the negroes leaving on foot in farm wagons, buggies and on horseback. [...]" Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill) 22:31, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
I know that there are a limited number of copies of this document that were actually signed by Lincoln himself. I was just curious as to whether it would be relevant enough to mention the current locations of known copies (like the article on the Gettysburg Address does). I don't remember what the plaque says at the Allen County Public Library in Ft Wayne Indiana but they have one copy if the Emancipation Proclamation and I believe the plaque noted locations of some other copies. Hope this helps. Shambles12 (talk) 09:18, 19 November 2013 (UTC)