The Meaning of the Civil WarOn April 5, 1864, Abraham Lincoln penned a letter to a group of schoolchildren from Concord, Massachusetts, in response to a petition they sent to the White House asking him to free all slave children. He wrote, Please tell these little people I am very glad....
"The Meaning of the Civil War,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 10
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