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Philadelphia observes a day of fasting for the dedication of the Soldiers' Cemetery in Gettysburg

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1860, zoomable image
11/19/1863
On the occasion of the dedication of the new National Soldiers' Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, around a hundred miles away, the city of Philadelphia proclaimed a fast day and national and state flages were lowered to half mast during the daylight hours. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I:811.
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