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 Posted: Sun Mar 9th, 2008 08:06 pm
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Back to the Emancipation Proclamation. I have often read of certain manouvers, both political and military, described as the best in the war, (Grants crossing of the James comes to mind or Jacksons attack at Chancellorsville ), but I think the proclamation, where Lincoln declared henceforth and forever free slaves he actually had no control over anyway was a masterstroke in that it also served to deter any lingering thoughts of involvement from across the Atlantic by Britain or France. I know that is a bit of a simplistic view on my part and that there was a lot more involved but does anyone out there have any particular favourite manouver?

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