General Orders, No. 67 (U.S. Department of War) (April 16, 1865)

Updated: December 01, 2014

On April 16, 1865, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 67, announcing that Andrew Johnson had assumed the office of President of the United States.

General Orders, No. 67

War Department, Adjutant General's Office
Washington, April
16, 1865

It is hereby announced to the Armies of the United States that on Saturday, the 15th day of April, 1865, by reason of the death of Abraham Lincoln, the office of President of the United States devolved upon Andrew Johnson, Vice-President, who on the same day took the official oath prescribed for the President and entered upon the duties of that office.

By Command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

W.A. Nichols,
Assistant Adjutant General
.

 

Cite this Entry

MLA Style

"General Orders, No. 67 (U.S. Department of War)," Ohio Civil War Central, 2019, Ohio Civil War Central. 19 Aug 2019 <http://www.ohiocivilwarcentral.com/entry.php?rec=1467>

APA Style

"General Orders, No. 67 (U.S. Department of War)." (2019) In Ohio Civil War Central, Retrieved August 19, 2019, from Ohio Civil War Central: http://www.ohiocivilwarcentral.com/entry.php?rec=1467

Comments powered by Disqus

Related Entries

Categories

Topics

This entry has not been associated with any topics.

Time Periods

Regions

This entry has not been associated with any geographic regions.

Help support the ongoing development of Ohio Civil War Central by clicking the banner and then purchasing products from Amazon.com.

Ohio Civil War Central: An Encyclopedia of the American Civil War