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Special Order

September 22, 1881


The officers of the Navy and Marine Corps on duty and resident in Washington will assemble to-morrow, the 23d instant, at 3 o'clock p.m., at the east front of the Capitol, in full dress, to accompany the remains of the late President Garfield to the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad depot.

Commander H. L. Howlson, United States Navy, is hereby appointed adjutant, and will direct the formation of the officers of the Navy and Marine Corps.


Acting Secretary of the Navy.

James A. Garfield, Special Order Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/203840

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