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General Orders for Observance of Abraham Lincoln's Death, April 18th, 1865
- A rare general order from Brigadier General John Wynn Davidson at army headquarters in Natchez, Mississippi, dated April 18th, 1865. Fold lines, some soil, one fold corner hole, and toning of a section on the blank verso. "The Nation's Calamity, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the President of the United States, and its Secretary of State, William H. Seward, demands a public expression of mourning and respect. Ordered, That minute guns be fired from Fort McPherson from sunrise to sunset, TO-MORROW, all flags to be displayed at half-mast, all public offices and buildings closed, and draped in mourning, and all places of business closed throughout the day. The Churches of the various denomination in the city will be opened at sunrise and continue so, for prayer throughout the day." Seward would survive his wounds from an assassination attempt from the same conspirators. No copies found on OCLC or elsewhere. ; 5" x 7 3/4"
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