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Source: Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Missouri for the Year 1902
Source type: government document
Document type: general order
Document title: “President McKinley’s Death”
Author(s): Dameron, W. T.
Publisher: [State of Missouri]
Place of publication: Jefferson City, Missouri
Year of publication: 1903
Pagination: [33]

Dameron, W. T. “President McKinley’s Death.” Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Missouri for the Year 1902. Jefferson City: [State of Missouri], 1903: [33].
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William McKinley (death: government response); William McKinley (mourning); National Guard.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; W. T. Dameron; William McKinley.


President McKinley’s Death


Headquarters National Guard of Missouri, Adjutant[-]General’s Office,     
City of Jefferson, September 14, 1901.          

General Order No. 8:
     It is with profound sorrow that the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of Missouri announces the untimely death of William McKinley, President of the United States, which occurred at Buffalo, New York, at 2:15 o’clock a. m. Saturday, September 14, 1901, caused from a pistol shot, fired from the hands of an assassin named Leon F. Czolgosz, on Friday, September 6, 1901.
     In tribute to the memory of the late President and Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the Nation, flags will be displayed at half-staff on all armories of the National Guard of Missouri, from date to until sunset of Thursday, September 19, 1901, on which day the remains of the late President will be interred at Canton, Ohio.
     Guns will be fired every half hour by National Guard batteries on the day of interment of deceased’s body, beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset.
     Colors and Guidons of the various Commands of the National Guard of Missouri, will be furled and draped in mourning for thirty days and all officers of the National Guard of Missouri will wear the usual badge of mourning upon the hilt of their swords for the period of thirty days.
     By Command of the Governor:

W. T. DAMERON,                    



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