Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Telegram of Gideon Welles

  • Full Title

    Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. of the Navy, Navy Department, Washington, to Comdr. D. W. Dougal, Comdt. Navy Yard, San Francisco, California, April 17, 1865

  • Description

    States, "On Wednesday next, the day of funeral of President, suspect work in Yard and on vessels, keep flags at half mast and fire twenty-one minute guns at Meridian. . . ."

  • Source

    Missouri History Museum

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain.

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  • Cite this Item

    Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. "Contemporary copy of telegram of Gideon Welles, Secy. of the Navy, Navy Department, Washington, to Comdr. D. W. Dougal, Comdt. Navy Yard, San Francisco, California, April 17, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 23, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/347