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Baptists and the American Civil War: October 20, 1864

Government leaders North and South repeatedly invoke God’s favor upon their respective nations throughout the war. Now, with the nearly four-year old conflict having reached a point at which God’s favor is visibly evidenced on the side of the United States, President Abraham Lincoln issues his second annual, official Thanksgiving proclamation. United States residents, despite…

John S. Mosby, Confederate Calvaryman and Raider

Baptists and the American Civil War: October 18, 1864

Today in Cincinnati an independent “Peace Convention” is held “for the organization of a peace party upon state-rights, Jeffersonian, Democratic principles and for the promotion of peace and independent nominations for President and Vice-president of the United States.” Some fifty delegates huddle behind closed doors, hoping to settle upon a candidate who can defeat Lincoln…