How slaves helped in the Civil War

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On January 1st in 1863, Abraham Lincoln wrote the emancipation proclamation which freed all of the slaves in the southern states that seceded from the union in the beginning of the war. All of the slaves that were freed, fled from the south and helped fight in the North.  In the South they had been employed as slaves to carry supplies and ammo but in the North they were allowed to fight. The South didn’t want the slaves to have guns in their hands even though they used slave service to support war efforts.  Some people in the Union border sates did not trust the freed slaves due to all of the rebellions, therefore they did not want slaves to have guns in their hands. President Lincoln justified the proclamation through the “war powers” clause of the Constitution and under the advice of his secretary of state Seward he waited until a decisive Union victory at Antietam to make his announcement.  Slaves were free after the South suffered defeat during the single most bloodiest day of the Civil War; 23,000 soldiers died in total.

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Summary Map of counties covered and not covered by the Emancipation Proclamation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

When the slaves joined the Union, it was a turning point. If Lincoln wouldn’t have written that document, the war would’ve been very different. If the document was not written, then the slaves wouldn’t have joined the Union and the North would not have gained such a strong advantage. The South would’ve had more of a chance, because they were stronger in battle with the command of General Lee. Abraham Lincoln constantly fired generals because they couldn’t kill General Lee. The end of the war was at Appomatox court-house VA when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the union and General Grant in April of 1865..

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