Document from Apr. 18, 1865

Special Orders No. 197

  • Full Title

    Special Orders No. 197

  • Description

    Handwritten military orders stating that Captain Harris Parr, Military Storekeeper of the Albany (NY) Arsenal will fire military salutes in honor of President Lincoln on April 19, 1865.

  • Transcription

    General Head Quarters, State of New York

    Adjutant General’s Office

    Albany April 18th, 1865



    Special Orders

    No. 197



    Captain Harris Parr Military Storekeeper Albany Arsenal will at Sunrise tomorrow (April 19th) fire a salute of thirteen guns and at noon Twenty one minute guns out of respect to the memory and during the funeral services of the late lamented President of the United States.



    By order of the Commander in Chief

    (Signed) B.C. Gilbert
    A.A.A. General

  • Source

    Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University (80.2173)

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    B.C. Gilbert. "Special Orders No. 197". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 25, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/776