Fremont Proclamation revoked

John C. Fremont
Fri, 1861-08-30

On this date in 1854, John C. Fremont, issued a proclamation freeing the slaves of Missouri rebels. Lincoln revoked his proclamation.

A major in the Union Army, Fremont would become a Civil War general. After the war, he became California's first senator and ran for president of the United States.

The Encyclopedia Britannica, Twenty-fourth Edition.
Copyright 1996 Encyclopedia Britannica Inc.
ISBN 0-85229-633-0

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