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Baptists and the American Civil War: May 26, 1865

American (Northern) Baptists are wrapping up their annual national meetings, having adopted resolutions for sending missionaries among the freedmen of the South, supporting the abolition of slavery, and affirming black suffrage. The American Baptist Publication Society votes to raise $50,000 to send missionaries to the South to re-organize Sunday Schools among the white population and…