Monday, October 24, 2016

Abraham Lincoln’s Order No. 3: April 24, 1861

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, April 24th, 1861


GENERAL B. F. BUTLER, being the senior officer present, will take command of this Department of troops assembled at Annapolis.

By order of the PRESIDENT

SOURCE: Jessie Ames Marshall, Editor, Private and Official Correspondence of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler During the Period of the Civil War, Volume 1: April 1860 – June 1862, p. 35

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