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A National Day of Fasting and Prayer is held across the North

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04/30/1863
President Lincoln had announced a national day of fasting and prayer a month before.  The day of reflection was celebrated across the North, with public buildings and many business closed for the day and services held in most churches and synagogues in the major cities. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The National Fast," New York Times, May 1, 1863.

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