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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) General Orders No. 141

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06099 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document Date: 25 September 1862 Pagination: 1 p. ; 17 x 10.5 cm.

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Summary of Content: Signed as official by Assistant Adjutant General, E.D. Townsend. States that "all persons discouraging volunteer enlistments, resisting militia drafts, or guilty of any disloyal practice, affording aid and comfort to rebels against the authority of the United States, shall be subject to martial law ... " Also informs that the writ of habeas corpus is suspended for all persons arrested.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Townsend, E. D. (Edward Davis), 1817-1893

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesRecruitmentPresidentMilitiaConscriptionConfederate States of AmericaMilitary LawHabeas Corpus

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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