WKU Historians Describe the 1863 "Winter of Discontent"
150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln had to face a number of challenges as he tried to hold the Union together and as he moved forward with the Emancipation Proclamation. The Union was far from unified in its attempts to bring and end to the Civil War.
WKU Historians Dr. Jack Thacker and Dr. Glenn LaFantasie say the season might best be described as the "winter of discontent." In the next in our series of reports on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, they describe the difficult situation Lincoln faced.