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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Abraham Lincoln approves Confiscation Act
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On July 17, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the second Confiscation Act which, among other things, allowed for the confiscation of private property in Confederate territory, without due process or any opportunity for defense.

Learn more about the Confiscation Act of 1862.

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