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How did the slaves hope to be set free?

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2015-12-11 16:06:43

During the US Civil War, slaves in the Confederacy knew about

the Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation. They had hopes for an early

freedom even before the war ended because as Union troops captured

Southern territory, slaves their were freed by the Union army.

Later after the war, an amendment, the 13th amendment to the US

Constitution abolished slavery.

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