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    [Lincoln Funeral: Philadelphia] Sepia Albumen Photograph From an Engraving with Printed Caption "PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S HEARSE. / APRIL 22d 1865..." Small printed text on the mount indicates this retouched image was one of a series taken by Henszey & Co., and credits undertaker E.S. Earley with having "designed and constructed" the ornate, canopied, black-and-white draped hearse. It is shown here in front of what appears to be a stone church, drawn by four teams of caparisoned horses, with handlers dressed in mourning garb and a few onlookers, including children; Lincoln's coffin is plainly visible. Light toning and a few areas of dampstaining.

    Together with a re-print circular [Lincoln's Death: Army Mourning Orders] Printed, black-bordered "General Orders, No. 40" issued "By command of Lieutenant-General Grant", Headquarters, Department of Mississippi, Vicksburg, 28 April 1865, 2 pages, 5" x 8". This order incorporates in its text War Department General Orders No. 66, signed in type by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, which had been issued on April 16th to officially announce Lincoln's death to the armies and declare mourning. Stanton left the procedural details of the latter to Gen. Grant, who here directs gun salutes, flying of the flag at half-staff, cessation of "labors and operations" for a day "as far as practicable in a state of war", draping of colors, and the like. This is a later reproduction of the original orders.


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