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Executive Order

February 16, 1891

General Order


The following Executive order, announcing the death of General William Tecumseh Sherman, is published for the information of the Navy and the Marine Corps:

In accordance with the order of the President, the Navy Department will be closed and all business suspended therein on the day of the funeral, and the flag at all yards and stations will be displayed at half-mast until after the burial of General Sherman, and in all places where public expression is given to the national sorrow business will be suspended at navy-yards or stations during such hours as will enable officers and employees of the Navy to participate therein with their fellow-citizens.

B.F. TRACY, Secretary of the Navy .

Benjamin Harrison, Executive Order Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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