1862: Civil War, death of Willie Lincoln, drafts of Emancipation Proclamation

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"Willie" Lincoln died in the White House, likely of typhoid. Remains temporarily interred in the Carroll vault at Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown. Mary Lincoln inconsolable. Read to cabinet members a draft Emancipation Proclamation. Convinced to wait until Union army achieved a military victory before issuing. Issued Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation after Union victory at Battle of Antietam on September 17.

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