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Jefferson Davis declares a day of "fasting, humiliation, and prayer" across the Confederacy

Jefferson Finis Davis, detail
11/15/1861
Confederate President Jefferson Davis had issued a proclamation announcing a day of prayer and fasting, and the calling on "the Reverend Clergy and people of these Confederate States to repair on that day to their usual places of public worship, and to implore the blessing of Almighty God upon our arms.."  The day was observed across the South.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Day of Fasting in the South," New York Times, November 15, 1861. 

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