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1863: A Year in Review

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March 24, 2021

Living historian Gerald Payn portrays Mr. Enos Foreman, Editor, and Proprietor of the Wooster (Ohio) Republican, and will review the significant events of 1863. So, just what does a newsman think the big news stories were? And, how big were those that appeared below the fold? You know some like the Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and the surrender of Vicksburg. But can you easily recall the first Medal of Honor recipients, why Congress suspended habeas corpus, or who sponsored the Conscription Act? The Emancipation Proclamation was just the beginning of this momentous year. It’s a year full of big stories, heartbreaking reports, and joyous occasions. Join us as this small-town editor takes you on a trip down memory lane and explains the “news worth knowing”.