The administration of President James K. Emancipation Proclamation Jan. House of Representatives passes the Pinckney Resolutions. Four years later, legions of field-tested doctors, well-versed in anatomy, anesthesia and surgical practice, were poised to make great medical leaps.
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The year ended—and the new year would begin—with another bloodbath, on the banks of Stones River outside Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The party made many missteps during the campaign, and for the first time ever, the North allowed soldiers to vote in the field. Join t Fight.