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

Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving ...

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

Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation, Harper's Weekly, October 17, 1863. (Gilder Lehrman Collection) In 1621, settlers in Massachusetts celebrated  ...

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

Jan 30, 2016 ... Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation. On October 3, 1863, in the third fall of the Civil War, President Lincoln issued a proclamation:.

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

Nov 16, 2009 ... On this day in 1863, expressing gratitude for a pivotal Union Army victory at ... In fact, no official Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by any ...

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,. 1863. By the President of the United States. A Proclamation. The year  ...

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

proclamation shall be have been received they especially acknowledge and render ... THANKSGIVING DAY 1863 for victory in battle BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN .

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

Nov 26, 2013 ... But declaring Thanksgiving a formal holiday required a pair of presidents – two of ... It was Lincoln who issued an 1863 proclamation calling on ...

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

The National Thanksgiving Proclamation was the first formal proclamation of Thanksgiving in .... on the third). However, it was not until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln established the regular tradition of observing days of national thanksgiving.

https://www.fords.org/blog/post/thank-you-mr-president-lincoln-and-the-thanksgiving-proclamation/

Thank you, Mr. President – Lincoln and the Thanksgiving Proclamation ... In 1863 , the third year of the Civil War, the nation was torn apart by polarizing politics ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmNggh6nWaI

Nov 4, 2013 ... Listen to and read the Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863 by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln who helped to establish Thanksgiving as a ...