Andrew Johnson

Executive Order

June 03, 1868

Special Order.


The death of ex-President James Buchanan is announced in the following order of the President of the United States:

In pursuance of the foregoing order, it is hereby directed that thirty minute guns be fired at each of the navy-yards and naval stations on Thursday, the 4th instant, the day designated for the funeral of the late ex-President Buchanan, commencing at noon, and on board the flagships in each squadron upon the day after the receipt of this order. The flags at the several navy-yards, naval stations, and marine barracks will be placed at half-mast until after the funeral, and on board all naval vessels in commission upon the day after this order is received.


Secretary of the Navy .

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

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