When was the emancipation proclamation givin?
September 1862, to take effect from January 1st 1863.
Nobody was "at" Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation, was a set of 2 executive orders, written and issued by President Lincoln. President Lincoln thought emancipation was justified as a military necessity to preserve the Union. "If the Proclamation of Emancipation was essentially a war measure, it had the desired effect of depriving the Confederacy of much of its valuable laboring force.