Order of Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew regarding A One Hundred Gun Salute

Title

Order of Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew regarding A One Hundred Gun Salute

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862-04-10

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

501544

Transcription

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Head Quarters, Boston, April 10, 1862.

GENERAL ORDER, No. 6.

In honor of the most signal victories recently won by the soldiers of the Union, in the Department commanded by Major-General HALLECK, under the more immediate leadership of Major-Generals POPE, GRANT, and BUELL, and by the sailors and marines commanded by Flag Officer A. H. Foote, and as an humble expression of the grateful joy with which the splendid results of the heroic valor, energy, and good conduct of these commanders, their officers and men, is received by their brethren and fellow-citizens of Massachusetts, it is Ordered, by the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Militia of Massachusetts, that a salute of one hundred guns be fired on Boston Common, to-morrow, the eleventh day of April, current, at noon.

Not even the cannon's voice can loudly enough proclaim the debt which our country, human liberty, and civilization itself, owe to these noble men of the West, who have met the angriest torrents of the rebellion, and rolled its waves back upon their depths. The heart of every son of Massachusetts leaps to salute them and do them homage.

Major-General ANDREWS, commanding First Division, is charged with the execution of this Order.

By command of His Excellency JOHN A. ANDREW, Governor and Commander-in-Chief.

WM. SCHOULER, Adjutant-General.


Order of Gov. of Mass. on the success of Hallecks Army

Moses - File this in care of [another?] victory get up something [illegible]

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

2

Citation

“Order of Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew regarding A One Hundred Gun Salute,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed April 19, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/3458.