Abraham Lincoln used the occasion of the Antietam victory to issue his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (September 22, 1862), announcing that unless the Confederates laid down their arms by January 1, 1863, he would free all slaves not residing in Union-controlled territory. The battlefield became a national military park in 1890, and jurisdiction passed to the National Park Service in 1933.
Printed on metallic luster photo paper. Engraved silver color plaque.
Comes in three framed sizes: 22x19, 27x23, 32x28