The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
The 54th Massachusetts Infantry was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Clara Barton helped distribute needed supplies to the Union Army during the Civil War and later founded the disaster relief organization, the American Red Cross.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Pickett's Charge was the culmination of the Battle of Gettysburg. Taking place on July 3, 1863, the third and final day of battle.
The Gettysburg Address is a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln at the November 19, 1863, dedication of Soldier's National Cemetery, a cemetery for Union soldiers killed at the Battle Of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.
William Tecumseh Sherman was a U.S. Civil War Union Army leader known for"Sherman's March," in which he and his troops laid waste to the South.