n the beginning of the war thousand of blacks throughout the north wanted to be in the war, but the Union Army rejected there offer to volunteer. President Lincoln believed the war would die out quickly, so he did not believe in allowing blacks to serve in the army. Lincoln was also terrified of losing control of slave owners. However, as the war gain momentum the union army needed more troops, therefore, blacks were eventually allowed to fight with the northern army. In the early stages of the war, Lincoln had freed the slaves from the south, who lived in union territories.
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