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Answers to Trivia from the Archives

August 2012

Q. What battle provided the necessary Union “victory” that Lincoln felt he needed in order to issue the Proclamation?

A. The Battle of Antietam

Q. Upon hearing of Emancipation Proclamation, this ambitious Union general informed his soldiers that “the remedy for political errors… is to be found only in the action of the people at the polls.”

A. George B. McClellan

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