Document from Apr. 19, 1865

Special Orders No. 198

  • Full Title

    Special Orders No. 198

  • Description

    Handwritten Orders, 2 pp. (1 folio pc.) Brig. General John F. Rathbone of the 9th Brigade, 3rd Division of the National Guard, State of New York detail two companies to escort and guard President Lincoln's remains on their arrival in Albany, that the entire brigade will escort the remains on their departure, and that one company will escort the remains to Buffalo. Signed, William Irvine, Adjutant General.

  • Transcription

    General Head Quarters, State of New York

    Adjutant General’s Office

    Albany April 19th, 1865



    Special Orders

    No. 198



    It having been announced that the remains of our deceased President will arrive at Albany at 11 o’clock P.M. on the 25th [inst] to remain eighteen hours on their way to Springfield Illinois:



    Therefore out of respect to the remains and the memory of the lamented dead



    Ordered: That Brig. Gen’l John F. Rathbone, Commanding 9th Brigade 3rd Division National Guard of the State of New York cause to be detailed from his Brigade two companies to act as Military Escort on the arrival of and as a guard for the remains while here.



    On the day following the arrival the said Brigade will turn out and escort the remains to the point of Rail Road departure.



    One Company of the escort will accompany the remains to Buffalo.



    By order of the Commander in Chief



    (Signed) Wm. Irvine

    Adjutant General

  • Source

    Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University (80.2334a)

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  • Cite this Item

    William Irvine. "Special Orders No. 198". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 21, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/773