Lot 32: Black-bordered printed general orders, one page, 4.25 x 5.75, April 16, 1865. General Orders No. 15 issued by General George G. Meade to inform the Army of the Potomac of President Lincoln's death. In part: "Official intelligence has been received of the death, by assassination, of the President of the United States…By this Army, this announcement will be received with profound sorrow, and deep horror and indignation…An honest man, a noble patriot, and sagacious statesman has fallen! No greater loss, at this particular moment, could have befallen our country." Handsomely matted and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 11.5 x 14. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and trivial soiling.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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