Connecticut’s Response to the Emancipation Proclamation

By Matthew Warshauer WINTER 12/13 On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln instituted a revolutionary change in the nation’s history by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. In addition to freeing enslaved people in the states that were in open rebellion, the Proclamation opened the door for blacks to serve in the military. Although Lincoln had issued … Continue reading Connecticut’s Response to the Emancipation Proclamation