By Juanita J Mezo Harris
Wabash Chapter NSDAR
The Civil War was finally over in 1865. The Union (Northern States) had defeated The Southern States and slavery was abolished. The United States were still United. The South had lost their bid to succeed from the Union. President Abraham Lincoln must now bring forth healing and uniting. He had stated in his Gettysburg Address, “Our Nation was conceived in Liberty and Dedicated to the Proposition that all men are created equal”, as our forefathers stated and believed. The Emancipation Proclamation became a reality, all men were now FREE.