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Civil War displays in the Texas Ranger Museum

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Civil War displays in the Texas State History Museum

“That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free…”

From the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1st, 1863

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Abraham Lincoln

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

“Richmond has fallen-and I have no heart to write about it…they are too many for us. Everything lost in Richmond, even our archives. Blue-Black is our horizon.”

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Mary Chestnut

(Credit: https://ehistory.osu.edu/biographies/mary-boykin-chesnut)

“Go back! Go back! Do your duty as I’ve done mine. I’d rather die than be whipped!”

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J.E.B. Stuart

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)