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cession. In all this dense crowd hardly a sound was heard. People conversed with each other in suppressed tones. Presently the monotonous thump of the funeral drum sounded upon the street, and the military escort of the funeral car began to march past with solemn tread, muffled drums, and arms reversed.
A scene so solemn, imposing, and impressive as that which the national metropolis presented, and upon which myriad eyes of saddened faces were gazing, was never witnessed, under circumstances so appalling, in any portion of our beloved country. Around us is the capital city, clad in the habiliments of mourning; above us, the cloudless sky, so bright, so tranquil, so cheerful, as if Heaven would, on this solemn occasion, specially invite us, by the striking contrast, to turn our thoughts from the darkness and the miseries of this life to the light and the joy that shine, with endless lustre, beyond it. The mournful strains of the funeral dirge, borne on the gentle zephyrs of this summer-like day, touch a responsive chord in every human heart of the countless thousands that, with solemn demeanor and measured step, follow to their temporary restingplace in the nation's capitol the cold, inanimate form of one who, living, was the honored Chief Magistrate of the American people, and, dead, will ever be endeared in their fondest memories. Never did a generous and grateful people pay, in anguish and tears, a tribute more sincere or merited to a kind, humane, and patriotic chieftain; never were the dark and bloody deeds of crime brought out in relief so bold, and in horror and detestation so universal, as in the sublime and imposing honors this day tendered to the corpse of Abraham Lincoln. Such a scene is the epoch of a lifetime. Stroug men are deeply affected; gentle women weep; children are awe-stricken; none will ever forget it. Memory has consecrated it on her brightest tablet; and it will ever be thought, spoken, and written of as the sublime homage of a sorrowing nation at the shrine of the martyred patriot.
The following was in the main the order of procession:
Tenth Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, Major George Bowers commanding. The Ninth Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, Lieut. Colonel R. E. Johnson, the band playing a dirge.
Colonel George W. Gile was in command of the brigade, whose flags were draped in mourning. The men marched with reversed arms and muffled
Battalion of Marines, Major Graham.
The Marine Band played the funeral march, composed by Brevet Major-General J. G. Barnard, dedicated to the occasion.
A detachment of artillery from Camp Barry, consisting of eight brass pieces draped in mourning, the whole under the command of Brigadier General Hall. Sixteenth New York cavalry; two battalions of the Sixteenth Illinois cavalry; and one battalion of the Eighteenth Illinois cavalry, under the command of Colonel M. B. Sweitzer.
Band of the Sixteenth New York cavalry.
Commander of escort, Major-General Augur and Staff.
General Hardee and Staff.
General Gamble and Staff.
Dismounted Officers of the Marine Corps, Navy, and Army, nearly three hun dred in number.
Mounted Officers of Marine Corps, Navy, and Army, in very large numbers. Several hundred paroled officers of the army.
Medical Staff of the army, &c., in and about Washington.
Paymasters of the United States army, under the command of Brevet Brigadier-General B. W. Brice, Paymaster General.
Marshal Ward H. Lamon, supported by his aids.
The clergy in attendance, the Rev. P. D. Gurley, D.D., Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D.
Right Rev. Bishop Simpson, D.D., and Rev. E. H. Gray, D.D., SurgeonGeneral Barnes, of the United States army, and Dr. Stone, physicians of the deceased.
On the part of the Senate:
O. H. Browning,
Lieut. General U. S. Grant,
On the part of the House:
The Hearse, drawn by six gray horses, each led by a groom.
The family of the deceased, relatives, private secretaries, and friends.
The President of the United States, accompanied by Hon. Preston King.
The Diplomatic Corps in full Court Dress.
Ex Vice-President Hamlin.
Chief-Justice S. P. Chase and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Senate of the United States, with their officers.
Members of the late and the next House of Representatives, with the officers of the last House.
Governors of the several States and Territories.
Members of the State and Territorial Legislatures.
Judges of the Court of Claims.
The Federal Judiciary and the Judiciary of the several States and Territories.
Assistant Secretaries of the several Departments.
Officers of the Smithsonian Institution.
Members and officers of the Sanitary and Christian Commissions.
The Judges of the several Courts, and members of the Bar of the city of Washington.
Washington Commandary of Knights Templar, S. P. Bell, Marshal, preceded by the band of the Campbell Hospital, with the banners of their order. The Councils and other members of the Corporation of the city of Baltimore. Members of the Corporation of Alexandria.
Members of the Councils of the city of New York.
The Select and Common Councils of the city of Philadelphia. Also, delegations from the civic authorities of Boston, and Brooklyn, N. Y.
Committee of the Union League of Philadelphia, headed by Horace Binney, Jr., Esq., and Morton McMichael, Esq.
Members of the Christian Commission of the city of Philadelphia.
The Perseverance Hose Company of the city of Philadelphia, of which President Lincoln was an honorary member, in black suits, with badges on their hats designating their organization.
The Corporate Authorities of Washington and Georgetown, headed by Mayors of five cities, Washington, Georgetown, Alexandria, Baltimore, and Boston.
Ministers of various religious denominations, white and colored.
Massachusetts, about seventy-five in number, besides the band, which they brought from Boston. The State flag which they bore was draped in mourning. Major-General B. F. Butler, in citizen's dress, occupied a position in this portion of the line; Marshal Gardiner Tufts. New Hampshire, numbering about twenty men; Marshal Matthew G. Emery.
Ohio had eighty men in line, under the marshalship of H. M. Slade, Esq. New York numbered three hundred.
New Jersey was represented by one hundred of her sons, and led by Mr. Prevost, acting marshal.
California, Oregon, and Nevada united and had one hundred representatives of the Far West, under the marshalship of Mr. Wray.
Maine sent a large delegation, led by Mr. S. P. Brown.
The heads and chiefs of Bureaus of the Treasury Department, under the
marshalship of Messrs. A. E. Edwards, assisted by Capt. Jones and Col. Willett, preceded by the band of the Treasury Regiment. They carried with them the flag torn by Booth, as he leaped to the stage of Ford's Theatre on the night of-the assassination.
The Journeymen Bookbinders and Printers of the Government establishment, marshalled by Mr. George W. Francis.
The War Department employees turned out in large force, and were marshalled by Mr. Potts.
The Pension Office had one hundred employees in line, marshalled by Commissioner Barrett and Mr. Pearson, chief clerk.
The clerks and employees of the Post-office Department were marshalled by Dr. McDonald and Major Scott.
The clerks of the Ordnance Office.
The clerks of the Agricultural Bureau.
Major-General M. C. Meigs, and the heads of divisions of the Quartermaster's Department.
A brigade, composed of the employees of the Quartermaster's Department.
Brig.-General Rucker commanded the brigade, and Brig.-General J. A. Ekin and Col. J. J. Dana were the marshals.
Clerks of the Quartermaster's Department, in citizens' dress.
Eight survivors of the war of 1812-viz., Chapman Lee, Fielder R. Dorsett, Smith Minor, Thomas Foster, R. M. Harrison, Isaac Burch, Joseph P. Wolf, and Capt. John Moore.
The clerks and employees of the Baltimore Custom-house and Post-office, marshalled by Dr. E. C. Gaskill, one hundred and eighty in number, with band of the Eighth Regiment, U. S. Infantry.
Society of the Brotherhood of the Union, Capitol Circle No. 1. Thomas H. Robinson marshal.
The Fenian Brotherhood, Marshal P. H. Donegan, State Centre, D. C., three hundred men, their flag draped.
A detachment of the guard stationed at Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, marshalled by Sergeant Conway.
Employees of the United States Military Railroad, under the command of General McCullum.
The National Republican Association of the Seventh Ward, marshalled by Captain McConnell.
A delegation of citizens of Alexandria, headed by the band attached to Gen. Slough's headquarters.
Firemen of Alexandria: Friendship and Sun Fire Companies.
Civic societies of Alexandria; Andrew Jackson Lodge A. Y. M. Delegation from the Christian Commission of Alexandria.
Two German Glee Clubs.
The Mount Vernon Association.
The Potomac Hose Company, of Georgetown, Samuel R. Swain, marshal.
About four hundred convalescents from the Lincoln Hospital, preceded by their band.
Workingmen and mechanics of the Mount Clair Works, Baltimore, to the number of seven hundred, were marshalled by Wm. H. Shepley.
Convalescents from Finley Hospital to the number of nearly three hundred, under charge of Steward Hill.
Operatives employed at the Arsenal, under the marshalship of William H. Godron.
Two hundred and fifty pupils of Gonzaga College, under the charge of Father Wiget, with whom were a number of Catholic clergymen and teachers. Band.
Union Leagues of East Baltimore, Washington, Georgetown, and New York, marshalled by James D. McKean.
German societies and citizens: Relief Association of Washington, mounted; Relief Association, on foot; Turners, of Washington; Washington Sangerbund; Germania Lodge, No. 1, Order of Odd Fellows; Franklin Lodge of Independent Brothers, No. 1; and the Swiss Association. Marshal, Col. Joseph Gerhardt, assisted by Messrs. Charles Walter, F. Stosch, M. Rosenberg, F. Martin, Andrew Lutz, and Franz Buehler. The delegation was headed by Lebnartz's Baltimore band.
The Sons of Temperance, preceded by the band of Carver Hospital, and was marshalled by G. W. P., F. M. Bradley; divisions No. 1 and 10, Good Samaritan and Meridian, marshalled by P. W. Summy; Excelsior Division, No. 6, Federal City Division, No. 2, and Equal Division, No, 3, marshalled by S. C. Spurgeon and S. S. Bond, and preceded by a band; Aurora Division, No. 9 (Finley Hospital), marshalled by H. D. Maynard; Lincoln Division, marshalled by M. F. Kelley; Mount Pleasant Division, Sergeant O. G. Lane marshal ; Cliffburne Division, J. M. Roney marshal; Mount Vernon and McKee Divisions, Alexandria, T. A. Dolan marshal; Everett Division, No. 25 (Camp Barry), W. H. Perkins marshal.
The Columbia Typographical Society, marshalled by Mr. L. F. Clements. The Hebrew Congregation, one hundred and twenty-five men, marshalled by B. Kaufman.
A delegation of two or three hundred Italians, under the marshalship of ex Lieutenant Maggi. They carried the national flags of Italy and the United States. Convalescents from Emory Hospital, under Hospital Steward W. C. Branhill. Colored people to the number of several thousand, among whom were the following:
The Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, headed
by Right Revs. Bishops Payne and Wayman.
Clergy of the various denominations.
G. U. O. O. Nazarites, marshal Noah Butler.
Delegation of the First Colored Christian Commission of Baltimore.
D. A. Payne Lodge of Good Samaritans.
The G. U. O. O. Fellows, preceded by the Grand Council.
Blue Lodge of Ancient York Masons.
Masonic Grand Lodge of the United States and Canadas.
Colored citizens of Baltimore, George A. Hackett chief marshal.
Washington United Benevolent Association, who carried with them a ban
ner on which was inscribed the words, "We mourn our loss."