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Special Order 20 April 1865

[List of Officers to Accompany Remains of President Lincoln]

Navy Department,
Washington, April 20, 1865.

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.

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Published: Thu Nov 02 16:27:46 EDT 2017