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Emancipation Proclamation

150th Anniversary

Jackson County, Ohio


Abraham Lincoln's

Emancipation Proclamation

President Abraham Lincoln (Robert Ervin) delivers the Emancipation Proclamation from the Apple Festival Grandstand following the Grand Finale Parade on Saturday, September 22, 2012. This was 150 years after first delivered by Lincoln during the Civil War.  Lincoln's Union soldier and aide was Merle Collins of  the 5th Texas Partisan Rangers.