Chapter 11-1863 Notes (2010 Version)

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The Emancipation Proclamation President Lincoln issued this decree on September 22, 1862 shortly after the Battle of Antietam  Effective date was January 1, 1863  Freed all slaves in those parts of the nation still in rebellion  Considered a propaganda move to get support for the war from abolitionists  Battle of MurfreesboroDec. 31, 1862- Jan. 2, 1863 Confederate General Braxton Bragg vs. Union General William Rosecrans  Intense fighting lasted several days before Bragg withdrew from th
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  The Emancipation Proclamation  President Lincoln issued thisdecree on September 22, 1862shortly after the Battle of Antietam  Effective date was January 1, 1863  Freed all slaves in those parts ofthe nation still in rebellion  Considered a propaganda move toget support for the war fromabolitionists  Battle of Murfreesboro-Dec. 31, 1862- Jan. 2, 1863  Confederate General Braxton Bragg vs.Union General William Rosecrans  Intense fighting lasted several daysbefore Bragg withdrew from thebattlefield  Rosecrans declares victory  Union morale is lifted  Importance- allows for an easier baseof attack on the deep South (Georgia)  The Battle of Vicksburg-May-July, 1863  From mid-October, 1862, Grant hadunsuccessfully attempted to take thelast Confederate stronghold along theMississippi River- Vicksburg,Mississippi  Naval support came from Rear AdmiralDavid Porter, whose fleet had to sailpast heavy artillery fire to be able to ferry Grant’s troops across the river   
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