Portrait of Andrew Johnson

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. [Wikimedia Commons]

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

April 16, 1865

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.

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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
.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 67 (U.S. Department of War)
  • Coverage April 16, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords Andrew Johnson
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 30, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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