Rare Abraham Lincoln Funeral April 17 1865 War Department General Order No. 69
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Rare Abraham Lincoln Funeral April 17 1865 War Department General Order No. 69:
Rare original War Department General Order No. 69 bulletin, dated April 17, 1865, regarding the closure of the department due to the funeral of PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN. One page, 6 3/4” X 4 3/4. IN FINE CONDITION!
The bulletin reads, “War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, April 17, 1865. General Order No. 69—By direction of the President of the United States, the War Department will be closed on Wednesday next, the day of the funeral of the late President of the United States. Labor on that day will be suspended at all military posts, and on all public works under the direction of the War Department. The Flags at all military posts, stations, forts, and buildings, will be kept at half-staff during the day, and at 12 o’clock, meridian, twenty-one minute guns will be fired from all forts, and at all military posts, and at the Military Academy. By order of the Secretary of War: W.A. Nichols, Assistant Adjutant General.”
IN FINE CONDITION! There are VERY tiny, barely noticeable, sew holes along the left blank edge. We unconditionally warrant the authenticity of this 1865 General Order No. 69 bulletin. We have been dealing in historical newspapers and fine documents since 1974 DBA "Historical Newspapers and Journals". 10 day return privilege. Item will be carefully protected in flat cardboard packaging. Buyer pays Priority Post. Illinois residents add 10.25% sales tax. If you wish to offer and don't have a Paypal account, please contact us regarding your preferred form of payment.