Proclamation for a Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer, Augusta, 1862

Contributed by Janet Gill through Washburn Norlands Living History Center

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Maine Governor Israel Washburn Jr. declared April 10, 1862 as a day of remembrance for fallen Civil War soldiers from Maine.

Israel Washburn (1813-1883) was the oldest son of Israel and Martha Benjamin Washburn of Livermore. He served as the 29th governor of Maine from 1861-1863.

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  • Title: Proclamation for a Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer, Augusta, 1862
  • Creator: Israel Washburn Jr.
  • Creation Date: 1862-03-17
  • Subject Date: 1862-04-10
  • Location: Augusta, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 24.7 cm x 19.9 cm
  • Collection: Private collection of Janet Gill
  • Object Type: Text

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