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1863: The Civil War’s Pivotal Year

An image of Francis Carpenter's painting, First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln (1864)Wednesday, September 18, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Neff Hall, Room 101

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued his famed Emancipation Proclamation, which put the Civil War and American slavery on a path towards their end.  It also marked one of many significant developments to take place in 1863, including Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  Join UC² as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of this pivotal year and discuss its importance for Lincoln, the Civil War, and the development of the American nation.

Jeffrey Malanson, Assistant Professor of History, IPFW

Sara Gabbard, Executive Director of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana
Jane Gastineau, Lincoln Librarian, Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library