From Ohio History Central
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The Battle of Antietam and the resulting Emancipation Proclamation caused both anxiety and hope among Ohioans. Many Ohioans worried that Northern victory in the war was further off than they hoped with Lee's invasion. Other Ohioans welcomed the Emancipation Proclamation and celebrated that slavery's demise was now a Northern war aim. Other Ohioans feared a surge in black migrants to the state if the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced.