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    The Battle of Antietam. Although the battle resulted in a draw, it was the first battle in which the Union army had not been defeated outright since the war began. Lincoln decided to capitalize on this and use it as the Union “victory” he needed in order to prove that the federal government had the power to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. The Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17th, 1862, and Lincoln released the Proclamation five days later on September 22nd, 1862.

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    The Battle of Antietam. Although the battle resulted in a draw, it was the first battle in which the Union army had not been defeated outright since the war began. Lincoln decided to capitalize on this and use it as the Union “victory” he needed in order to prove that the federal government had the power to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. The Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17th, 1862, and Lincoln released the Proclamation five days later on September 22nd, 1862.

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