Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Treasury Department order: Mourning band

  • Full Title

    Printed Treasury Department order to wear a crepe mourning band in honor of Lincoln

  • Description

    Printed order issued by the Treasury Department in Washington and signed by Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch instructing all Treasury employees to wear a crepe arm band for six months following Lincoln's assassination.

  • Source

    Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Gordon Block Collection of Lincolniana, UPenn Ms. Coll. 941, Box 3 Folder 13.

  • Rights

    This item is in the Public Domain

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  • Cite this Item

    McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895United States. Department of the Treasury. "Printed Treasury Department order to wear a crepe mourning band in honor of Lincoln". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed October 22, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/295