Battle of Kennesaw Mountain begins

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Abraham Lincoln read first draft of Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet

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Know LA image of carpetbaggers (cartoon)

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Novelist Ernest Gaines born

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Henry David Thoreau dies

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Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia

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photo of Robert Smalls

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