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President’s fast

Confederate President Jefferson Davis had decreed that March 27, 1863, would be “a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer,” William H. Hill wrote in his diary that Friday. “General Lee issued an order that was read to the [13th Mississippi] … Continue reading

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