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April 19, 1865 funeral procession
01-31-2015, 03:55 PM (This post was last modified: 02-02-2015 04:53 PM by SpruceCreekHawk.)
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RE: April 19, 1865 funeral procession
To begin to answer the question about how long the mourning was to last, in the Daily National Republican of April 17, 1865, Secretary Stanton ordered the military to wear the badge of mourning on the left arm and swords (and on regimental flags) for six months; all headquarters nationwide were to be draped in mourning for a month. Gideon Welles ordered comparable mourning for the Navy for six months as reported on the 17th. In the paper of the 18th, the Secretary of Interior, Usher, ordered employees to wear crepe armbands for six months. However, Jay Winik writes that the flag flew at full staff on the White House for the first time since Lincoln's assassination on May 22 and that emblems of mourning were removed in preparation for the Grand Review. A newspaper engraving of the funeral parade shows the trees without leaves, so I'm inclined to think the photograph is from the Grand Review.
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