Abraham Lincoln

A Great American Historical Moment Is Auctioned
Bidder Pays $2.1 Million for a Pivotal U.S. Document
By Jay Zimmer
There were 48 original copies of the great Emancipation Proclamation, all signed by President Abraham Lincoln in the closing months of 1862. The Civil War was raging, and at that point in the conflict, things were not going well for t…