Category Archives: Rhode Island

November 28, 1861: Thanksgiving

There was no nationally standardized date for Thanksgiving in 1861, but twenty states declared it on Nov. 28. The Times reproduced the Thanksgiving proclamations of the Governor of New York and the Mayor of New York City. From the New … Continue reading

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January 25, 1861: Georgia forms an army. And a navy.

Francis S. Bartow From the journals of the Georgia Secession Convention: THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1861.   The Convention met in secret session.   Mr. Bartow, from the Committee on Military Affairs, made the following reports :   First : — … Continue reading

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October 25, 1860: Lincoln’s chances in Rhode Island

William Sprague IV of Rhode Island From the October 25, 1860 New York Times, a discussion of Lincoln’s chances in Rhode Island. “Peroe” writes to the Boston Journal, from Providence, as follows: “Some Democratic journals are trying very hard to … Continue reading

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