In obedience to the order of the President, directing that appropriate honors be rendered to the memory of the late Edward Everett, the offices of the War Department will be draped with the usual insignia of mourning, and will this day be closed to the public; and all military posts, forts, and arsenals will display their flags at half-staff during the day following the receipt of this order.
Adjutant General's Office, Washington, January 16, 1865.
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