http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/thanks.htm

This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders ...

https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/thanksgiving-proclamation-1863

However, it wasn't until October 3, 1863, at the height of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation encouraging ...

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/docs/transcript_for_abraham_lincoln_thanksgiving_proclamation_1863.pdf

Transcript for President Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation from October 3, ... November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent ...

http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/pdf/TG_Presidential_Thanksgiving_Proclamations_1862_1869.pdf

issue proclamations of thanks for victories in battle. 1863: The national ... THANKSGIVING DAY 1862 for victory in battle by ABRAHAM LINCOLN. BY THE  ...

https://www.nps.gov/liho/learn/historyculture/lincoln-and-thanksgiving.htm

Jan 30, 2016 ... President Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation, published on ... Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to ...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/26/thanksgiving-abraham-lincoln-franklin-roosevelt/3685975/

Nov 26, 2013 ... Presidents Abraham Lincoln and FDR forged the Thanksgiving ... In last year's proclamation, President Obama said Thanksgiving Day is "a ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-proclaims-official-thanksgiving-holiday

Nov 16, 2009 ... ... Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln announces that the nation will celebrate an. ... In fact, no official Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by any ... https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-proclaims-official- ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/20/we-celebrate-thanksgiving-because-this-poignant-proclamation-abraham-lincoln/

Nov 20, 2018 ... Many Americans will seek sustenance in Thanksgiving, a day “set apart” by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Thanksgiving_Proclamation

The National Thanksgiving Proclamation was the first formal proclamation of Thanksgiving in ... There were no national thanksgiving day proclamations from 1785 to 1788. .... and two on the third). However, it was not until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln established the regular tradition of observing days of national thanksgiving.

http://holydays.tripod.com/linc.htm

The text of Abraham Lincoln's original Thanksgiving Day proclamation.