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Civil War Abolition Entries

Civil Rights Act of 1866

April 9, 1866 Enacted by Congress over President Andrew Johnson's veto, the Civil Rights Act of 1866 aimed to counter Black Codes enacted by … Read more

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

November 12, 1815–October 26, 1902 Co-organizer of the 1847 Seneca Falls Convention and co-author of numerous women's rights books and pamphlets, Elizabeth Cady Stanton … Read more

Frederick Douglass

February 1818–February 20, 1895 After escaping from bondage on September 3, 1838, Frederick Douglass became a highly-acclaimed orator and writer supporting the abolition of … Read more

General Orders, No. 11, (Department of the South)

May 9, 1862 On May 9, 1862, Major General David Hunter, commanding the Department of the South, issued General Orders, No. 11, freeing all … Read more

James Birdseye McPherson

Killed during the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864, Commander of the Army of the Tennessee Major General James Birdseye McPherson was the … Read more

John Brown

May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859 John Brown was an ardent abolitionist whose raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in October … Read more

John Brown Raiders Monument

1860 Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments … Read more

John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry

October 16, 1859 – October 18, 1859 On October 16, 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown led an ill-fated assault on the federal arsenal at … Read more

John R. Bowles

June 13, 1826–September 3, 1864 Born on June 13, 1826, in Lynchburg, Virginia, John R. Bowles eventually moved to Ohio, settling in the vicinity … Read more

Missouri Compromise

March 6, 1820 In addition to paving the way for the admission of Missouri and Maine to the Union, the Missouri Compromise established the … Read more

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