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Special Order 17 April 1865

[Officers to Attend the Funeral of President Lincoln]

Navy Department,
Washington, April 17, 1865.

Vice-Admiral D.C. Farragut and Rear Admiral Wm. B. Shubrick have been designated to make the necessary arrangements on the part of the Navy and the Marine Corps for attending, on Wednesday next, the funeral of the late president of the United States.

Gideon Welles,
Secretary of the Navy.

[END]

Published:Thu Nov 02 16:26:41 EDT 2017