By: Dr. Gabriel King
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. As the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. It say's "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states are to be declared free.
Dred Scott Case
It was Dred Scott v Sandford which was a landmark by the US Supreme Court. In which the Court held that all African Americans enslaved or not enslaved could not be American citizens. Which means they had no standing to sue the federal court.
On April 9, 1865 General Lee surrendered to General Grant to end the Civil War. There was a battle also fought on that same morning which was one of the last battles of the war. This court house is also found in Virginia.
The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War, and the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville Campaign. This battle was a Union victory with the killing of Stonewall Jackson by General Lee