Reaction to the Thirteenth Amendment

Yesterday the House passed the amendation to the Constitution forever forbidding slavery on the soil of the United States! It now remains for the President to sign and the States to ratify. This news is unexpected, important and good.

1st. It abolishes a great curse & drag upon us.

2d. It shuts the door against premature and degrading compromise with the Rebels.

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Lyman, February 1, 1865. From David W. Lowe, ed. Meade’s Army: The Private Notebooks of Lt. Col. Theodore Lyman.

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Edward Alexander is a freelance cartographer at Make Me a Map, LLC. He is a regular contributor for Emerging Civil War and the author of Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg.
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