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but a week later Lincoln annulled the proclamation. Hunter, however, raised a storm by organizing a regiment of fugitive slaves. It was only before Cedar Mountain — to be precise, on July 22, 1862--that all National commanders were ordered to employ as many Negroes as could be used advantageously for military and naval purposes, paying them for their labor and keeping a record as to their ownership as a basis on which compensation could be made in proper cases. Ten days after the battle, Greeley published his famous letter to Lincoln, The Prayer of Twenty millions. On September 22, 1862, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, and on January 1, 1863, the final proclamation was made that Negroes would be received into the military and naval service of the United States Corps. This picture was taken about the time Greeley's letter was published — less than two weeks after the battle of Cedar Mountain had been fought. and human blood was poured out like water. But the odds wer
e Confederates. Thus, with the approach of nightfall, closed the memorable battle of Antietam. For fourteen long hours more than one hundred thousand men, with five hundred pieces of artillery, had engaged in titanic combat. As the pall of battle smoke rose and cleared away, the scene presented was one to make the stoutest heart shudder. There lay upon the ground, scattered for three miles over the valleys and the hills or in the improvised hospitals, more than twenty thousand men. Horace Greeley was probably right in pronouncing this the bloodiest day in American history. Although tactically it was a drawn battle, Antietam was decisively in favor of the North inasmuch as it ended the first Confederate attempt at a Northern invasion. General Lee realized that his ulterior plans had been thwarted by this engagement and after a consultation with his corps commanders The mediator President Lincoln's Visit to the Camps at Antietam, October 8, 1862. Yearning for the speedy