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Selected  Civil War Figures: Davis, Lee, Grant, Stanton, Lincoln, Douglas.

Portrait length color image of Enslaved African , by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Enslaved African , by George Stuart.

The slaves in the South saw Lincoln as their savior.

The Emancipation Proclamation was the hardest of the President's decisions. He knew he would liberate not one black man and might lose three more states to the Confederacy. Moreover, his party threatened to dump him for reelection! It would be a psychological victory at best.

Full length color image of Enslaved African , by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Enslaved African , by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Enslaved African , by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy George S. Stuart.

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