Louisville and the American Civil War...

Louisville and the American Civil War Part 4: 1863

A The year 1863 began with the declaration of the Emancipation Proclamation.A This act, penned by President Lincoln, called for the freeing of all slaves in territories in rebellion with the Union.A This did not affect the state of Kentucky, as they were still loyal to the Union, but was seen as a potential threat by slaveholders in the state.A ... (more)

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