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CHIPS Articles: SECNAV Gideon Welles Signs General Order 4 Announcing the Emancipation Proclamation Jan. 14, 1863

SECNAV Gideon Welles Signs General Order 4 Announcing the Emancipation Proclamation Jan. 14, 1863
By CHIPS Magazine - January 20, 2015
Navy General Order 4, signed by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, announces the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln, which is signed on Jan. 1, 1863.

To view General Order 4, please visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website: http://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/diversity/african-americans-in-the-navy/emancipation-proclamation-navy-general-order-no-4-1863.html.

For more information on U.S. Navy history, please go to the Naval History and Heritage Command website: www.history.navy.mil/.

Official U.S. Navy file photo of Naval History and Heritage Command's logo.
Official U.S. Navy file photo of Naval History and Heritage Command's logo.
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