Fort Sumter - This was a Union post outside of Charleston, South Carolina.
Fortress Monroe - This Union-held post was where commander General Benjamin Butler declared slaves to be war contraband, and freed those who came to the post.
Appomattox Court House - General Robert E. Lee surrendered at this location on April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War.
New Orleans - As a young man, Lincoln took two trips to this city to deliver merchandise for an employer, where he came into contact with slaves.
Gettysburg Address - This refers to a speech Lincoln gave at the scene of the Union victory over the Confederate Army that marked the turning point in the Civil War.
Dred Scott Decision - This was a Supreme Court decision handed down in 1857.
Black Laws of Illinois - These regulations were enacted in the early 1800s and restricted the lives of black people...
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