War Between the States

President Lincoln directs that the sentence be carried out

4 x 6 1/2, imprint.

War Department
Adjutant General's Office
Washington, July 31, 1863

General Orders
No. 253

The proceedings of the Military Commission which convened at Fort Yorktown, Virginia, May 4, 1863, pursuant to Special Orders, No. 105, dated Headquarters, 4th Army Corps, Fort Yorktown, Virginia, April 29, 1863, and before which Private George W. Johnson, Company "D," 4th Regiment Delaware Volunteers, was tried, convicted, and sentenced "to be hanged by the neck until he is dead," for the murder of James Holland, a black man, have been submitted to the President of the United States, who directs that the sentence, as promulgated in General Orders, No. 37, Headquarters, Department of Virginia, Seventh Army Corps, May 26, 1863, be carried into execution.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

E.D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant General

Light age toning. Very fine.

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