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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

February 28, 1862

Jefferson Davis Proclamation Printed

The Georgia Weekly Telegraph of Macon printed a proclamation from Confederate President Jefferson Davis which thanked God for seeing the Confederacy through its first year, but then acknowledged the challenges ahead, and finally declared this day to be “a day of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer.”

Image of Jefferson Davis Proclamation Printed Georgia Weekly Telegraph
Digital Library of Georgia
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