Varon, Chapters 5-6 (overview):  FALL / WINTER 1862-63

  • Midterm elections (Democratic gains but Republican / Unionist control)
  • Western Theatre (Perryville, Oct. 8 and Iuka and Corinth, Sept / Oct. 1862)
  • Fredericksburg and Crisis (Lincoln: “We are now on the brink of destruction” –Dec. 18)
  • Emancipation Proclamation(s) (Sept. 22 & Jan. 1st)
  • Contrabands and Colored Troops (refugees and camps, USCT)

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