Special Order April 20, 1865

Navy Department,
Washington, April 20, 1865.

[List of Officers to Accompany Remains of President Lincoln]

The following officers of the Navy and Marine Corps will accompany the remains of the late President from the City of Washington to Springfield, the capital of the State of Illinois, and continue with them until they are consigned to their final resting place:

Rear Admiral Charles Henry Davis, Chief Bureau Navigation;
Captain William Rogers Taylor, U.S. Navy;
Major Thomas Y. Field, U.S. Marine Corps

Gideon Welles,
Secretary of the Navy.