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Collection Reference Number GLC06754
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 
Title Authority to affix the seal to proclamation for day of Thanksgiving
Date 15 July 1863
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Ordering a day of national thanksgiving on 6 August 1863 for victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, seeking restoration of the Union and God's intervention to "subdue the anger which has produced... a needless and cruel rebellion...." Lined on verso; ink appears to have been affected by previous treatment.
Subjects President  Presidential Speeches and Proclamations  Civil War  Union Forces  Government and Civics  Religion  Battle of Gettysburg  Battle of Vicksburg  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; Religion; The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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