Document from Apr. 15, 1865

General Order no. 51

  • Full Title

    Printed General Order no. 51 - Department of the Navy

  • Description

    Official general order issued by the United States Department of the Navy announcing President Lincoln's death and ordering various mourning rituals be observed.

  • Source

    Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Gordon Block Collection of Lincolniana, UPenn Ms. Coll. 941, Box 1 Folder 47

  • Rights

    This item is in the Public Domain.

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  • Cite this Item

    United States. Navy Department . "Printed General Order no. 51 - Department of the Navy". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/296