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On this day in the Civil War, Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont, wife of General Fremont, travels to Washington City to meet with President Lincoln. She attempts to provide support for her husband’s actions in Missouri.  mrs-fremont

Jessie Fremont

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On this day in the Civil War, President Lincoln sends Federal General David Hunter to Missouri to provide support for General Fremont. Fremont’s conduct continues to concern the President.


General David Hunter

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On this day in the Civil War, Union General John Fremont declares martial law in Missouri. Though not authorized by President Lincoln, Fremont declares all slaves to be free.

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Slave Family

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