Letter from Apr. 15, 1865

General Schultz to Colonel Wagnerd

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    General Schultz to Colonel Wagnerd

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    In light of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, General S. Schultz informs Colonel Louis Wagnerd that a celebratory parade for the end of the war in Pennsylvania would not go on as planned.

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    Head Quarters.
    Department of Pennsylvania,
    Philadelphia, Pa. April 15th 1865.
    Lt: Col: Louis Wagnerd
    Comidg Camp "William Penn"
    Chelten HIlls, Penna
    I am directed by the Commanding General to inform you the proposed parade of of he U.S. Troops in this city will not take place on monday next 17" isnt. on account of the sad news received this morning. You will therefore not be required to furnish the men from your command, for that purpose as requested, by the letter dated from these Head Quarters April 14" 1965.
    I am Colonel,
    Very Respectfully
    Your Ob'd't Servant
    Gnl. S. Schultz
    Ap't Adj't General

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    U.S. National Archives, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau

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    National Archives. "General Schultz to Colonel Wagnerd". Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 22, 2024. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1199