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Fast day of "humiliation, prayer, and thanksgiving" observed throughout the Confederacy

Jefferson Finis Davis, engraved portrait, 1861, detail
02/28/1862
In keeping with a proclamation from the newly inaugurated President of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis, a day of "humiliation, prayer, and thanksgiving before God" was observed across the South.  Davis intended the event to mark the installation of the new permanent government and a rededication of the citizenry to the new state but recent defeats in Tennessee and North Carolina added to the surrounding atmosphere.  (By John OSborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Another Fast Day - Proclamation by the President," New York Times, February 26, 1862 

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