Document from Apr. 22, 1865

Special Orders No. 203

  • Full Title

    Special Orders No. 203

  • Description

    Handwritten special order accepting offer of the "Albany Burgesses Corps" to take part in Lincoln's funeral ceremony, and orders the commanding officer to report to Brig. Gen. John Rathbone. Signed, William Irvine, Adjutant General.

  • Transcription

    General Head Quarters, State of New York

    Adjutant General’s Office

    Albany April 22nd, 1865



    Special Orders

    No. 203



    The “Albany Burgesses Corps” having offered to take part in the funeral obsequies of the late President of the United States, its services are hereby accepted and the Commanding Officer will immediately report for instruction to Brig. Gen’l Jno. F. Rathbone commanding 9th Brigade National Guard of the State of New York.



    By order of the Commander-in-Chief

    (Signed) Wm. Irvine

    Adjutant General

  • Source

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

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    William Irvine. "Special Orders No. 203". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 21, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/775