This is coolbert:
From the Chicago Tribune of only two days ago now the headlines as were one hundred fifty years ago:
"EMANCIPATION OF SLAVES."
"Proclamation by the President of the Unites States."
"All Slaves in the Rebel States to be Declared Free after January 1, 1862."
"ENFORCEMENT OF THE CONFISCATION ACT."
"A Death Blow to the Rebellion."
President Lincoln, in the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam announcing an executive order authorizing emancipation of the slaves [did not go into effect until 1 January 1863]
"Lincoln's edict ordered the military to help escaped slaves and to prohibit their return south, and more important, symbolically elevated the abolition of slavery as one of the goals in crushing the Confederacy."
THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER APPLICABLE ONLY IN THOSE PARTS OF THE NATION WHERE THE FEDERAL FORCES HELD SWAY!!
[as noted in the Tribune article from two days ago: "Sharp -eyed readers will note and error The headline should say the proclamation will take effect in 1863."]
NOT until 1865 with the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was slavery outlawed in the United States!!
"Lincoln's edit energized the abolitionist movement. A MAJOR VOICE IN THAT CAUSE WAS THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE"
Thanks to the Chicago Tribune Flashback series: "THE CIVIL WAR 150 YEARS AGO" and Stephen Benzkofer.