The Emancipation Proclamation Affected The Union’s Civil War Efforts By
The Emancipation Proclamation affected the Union’s Civil War efforts by increasing the number of new troops.
The proclamation focused on attracting African-Americans (or Black slaves) who are suitable or physically fit to join the war from the United States side.
Primarily, through the document, President Abraham Lincoln intended to attract the Black men of the Confederate States.
This gave Black slaves, a golden opportunity to fight for their freedom. Five months after, the Union’s war department established the United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiments.
Did you know? Via the United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiments more than 200,000 African-American men joined the United States Navy and Army.
2 Amazing Things About The Emancipation Proclamation & The Civil War
1. Did you know? United States President Abraham Lincoln believed that the Emancipation Proclamation was the most significant aspect of his life.
Even he said –“I never in my life, felt more certain that I was doing right than I do in signing this paper…If my name ever goes into history it will be for this act, and my whole soul is in it.”
2. Did you know? United States President Abraham Lincoln issued the historic Emancipation Proclamation two times.
For the first time, it was issued on September 22nd, 1862. At this time, he warned the Southern States to cease the rebellion; otherwise, the proclamation would go into effect.
But when the Southern states didn’t cooperate, Lincoln issued it again on January 1st, 1863.