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This week in the Civil War for February 1, 1865

Tally Sheet for the 13th Amendment

The proposal for the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery was passed by the House of Representatives one hundred and fifty years ago on January 31, 1865.  It would be approved by President Abraham Lincoln the following day on February 1, 1865, and ratified by the required number of states on December 6, 1865.

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