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Civil War map... Lincoln plans for his Emancipation Proclamation...
Item # 653085
August 22, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 22, 1862 The front page is dominated by a large Civil War map headed: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN VIRGINIA." Among the column heads on the ftpg. are: "General Pope Falling Back" "Stonewall Jackson Advancing" "Richmond Abandoned" "A Great Battle Expected" "The War In the South-West" "Lexington Menaced" "Our Forces in Pursuit" and much more.
But perhaps more notable is the report which begins page 5 with column heads: "The Abolition of Slavery" "Proclamation of Emancipation by the President" "Part of The Cabinet Oppose It".
History tells us that on July 22 Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. But they persuaded him to wait till a Union victory on the battlefield to release it, which he did on September 22 shortly after the Battle of Antietam. This article includes such details (see).
Eight pages, a bit irregular at the spine from disbinding, good condition.