Document from Apr. 17, 1865

Treasury Department Ordinance

  • Full Title

    Treasury Department Ordinance

  • Description

    The Treasury Department orders all officers and others to wear mourning crepe around their arms in honor of Lincoln.

  • Transcription

    Washington, April 17, 1865

    It is hearby ordered that, in honor to the memory of our late illustrious Chief Magistrate, all officers and others subject to the orders of the Secretary of Treasury, wear crape upon the left arm for the period of six months.

    H. McCulloch
    Secretary of the Treasury

    [Transcription by: Dr. Susan Corbesero, Ellis School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

  • Source

    Library of Congress, Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana, portfolio 2, no. 15 Stern catalog 4758

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain and may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with proper citation and attribution

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    Treasury Department. "Treasury Department Ordinance". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed February 25, 2024.