Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

General Order No. 27

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    General Order No. 27 April 17, 1865

  • Description

    This is a general order issued by Headquarters Department of the Pacific at the direction of Major General McDowell. The order bans any public celebration of the assassination of the President. Any newspaper that violates the order is subject to seizure.

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    Private collection

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    R. C. Drum. "General Order No. 27 April 17, 1865". United States Army Department of the Pacific. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed May 26, 2024. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/488