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[Handbill] [1865 April 19] Order of the Funeral Procession [of] President Abraham Lincoln.

Title: [Handbill] [1865 April 19] Order of the Funeral Procession [of] President Abraham Lincoln.
Corporate Author: United States. Executive Office of the President.
Date: [1865 April 19].
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: The handbill is ringed by a mourning border. See other examples of this device in the collection as well as other material associated with Lincoln's funeral, as well as letters from Lincoln. See also Lincoln's official White House biography (http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/al16.html), and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=L000313).
Abstract: The Order of the Procession for Lincoln's funeral lists in detail the attendants, representatives from the military and the Senate, pall bearers, State representatives, and gives instructions for the tolling of the bells, military salutes, and the wearing of the mourning armband on the left arm and hilt of the sword. Grant, Halleck, and Colfax (each represented in the collection) are named on the handbill. The self-educated son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln served as a Captain in the Black Hawk War, worked as a lawyer, and served as a Representative from Illinois (1847-1849); the national reputation he won in debates with Stephen Douglas for the Senate seat in 1858 (which Douglas won) led to his election as the 16th President of the United States in 1860. He led the Union through the Civil War, giving the Gettysburg Address and signing the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) freeing the slaves; he was reelected in 1864 and assassinated in 1865 at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth.
Personal Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885
Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872.
Subject: Presidents--United States
Funeral rites and ceremonies--United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Geographical Subject: Washington (D.C.).
 

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