Lincoln Son Robert Gets $25; South Carolina Blacks Get Freedom…Temporarily

April 12, 1862

President Lincoln wrote a check for $25 to his son Robert, a student at Harvard.  Meanwhile on the barrier islands of South Carolina, Union General David Hunter frees slaves behind Union lines in Department of South.   He does not have presidential authorization for his action, which is later reversed by President Lincoln.

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