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On this day in the Civil War, Federal General George Stoneman leads an expedition aimed at destroying rebel salt and lead mines in southwest Virginia.

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General George Stoneman

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On this day in the Civil War, Southern plantation owners along the Atlantic coast burn their cotton crops to prevent confiscation by Union troops.

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Cotton bales

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On this day in the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln gives his annual message to congress. He makes his first major statement of reconstruction in a Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction. Confederate pardons will be conditional on an oath of allegiance to the United States.

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On this day in the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln orders the execution of 39 Indians as a result of the Indian uprisings in Minnesota during September.

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Fort Snelling, Minnesota

On this day in the Civil War, the U.S. Congress considers several bills which would abolish slavery particularly in the territory in rebellion.

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