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 Posted: Fri Nov 16th, 2007 03:18 pm
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I'm not a student of political science and my interest in the Civil War is primarily strategy and tactics, so I'm taking a stab in the dark here. But I would guess that Lincoln was moved to take the measures that he did because of the very trauma of a civil war itself, which was an unprecedented event in the nation's history to that point. Maybe it required unprecedented actions to win it.

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