Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which sold 300,000 copies in a year and a million copies in sixteen months. When Stowe met President Lincoln at the White House, he reportedly asked her: “Is this the little woman whose book made such a great war?”
General David Hunter issued his General Orders No. 11, which declared slaves in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina free. Concerned with border states’ loyalty, Lincoln revoked the order ten days later.