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their uniforms were of the most gorgeous description, and attracted particular attention. Many of them wore side-arms, and all wore the usual badge of mourning.
The whole division was in charge of N. B. Laban, assisted by William M. Tweed, Jr., as aid; the second in command being Colonel Van Brunt, W. R. Vermilyea, Jr., and S. R. Brunell acting as aids.
The following is the order in which this division took its place in the procession:
The members of both Boards of the Common Council, twenty abreast, preceded by their Sergeant-at-Arms, all wearing the usual mourning badge on the left arm, and carrying in their hands their staves of office shrouded in crape, the attachés of both boards following in their proper places.
Next in order came the delegations that accompanied the remains from Washington, followed by delegations from the Common Councils of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, New Haven, Jersey City, and other cities.
Comptroller Brennan, City Inspector Boole, Commissioner Miller. Board of Croton Commissioners, headed by President Stephens. Counsel to Corporation.
City Chamberlain Devlin and clerks.
*Board of Fire Commissioners.
Board of Appeals of Fire Department.
Chief Engineer Decker and assistants.
Supervisors, with their President and Sergeant-at-Arms.
Board of Police Commissioners-Messrs. Acton, Berger, McMurray, and Bosworth, with their clerks.
Board of Education, headed by President McLean.
The Faculty of the Free Academy, with the venerable President Webster at their head.
The Central Park Commissioners.
Tax Commissioners and clerks.
Commissioners of Emigration.
Coroners and their deputies, Recorder Hoffman, and City Judge Russell.
Board of Police Magistrates, Judges Barnard, Sutherland, Ingraham, and clerks.
Judges, attended by their clerks and officers, wearing appropriate emblems of mourning.
District Attorney Hall and assistants, with clerks.
County Clerk Conner, and other county officials.
The Collector's office, in the absence of Mr. Draper, was represented by Deputy Collectors Clinch and Embury, accompanied by the Collector's private secretary and the officers of the department. Surveyor Wakeman and his deputies.
Naval Officer Dennison, deputies, clerks, and other attachés of the office.
The Post Office Department, headed by Postmaster Kelly. A very handsome black banner, fringed with silver lace, and surmounted by a small gilt eagle, pendent from the beak of which was a small mourning wreath, was borne in front, with the name of the department in silver letters inscribed in the centre.
Collectors and Assessors of Internal Revenue, with their officers, clerks, and attachés.
The United States Marshal's office was represented by Joseph Thompson, first deputy. Captain Lansing and the officers of the old 'Independent Continental Guard, dressed in full uniform, formed the escort to the officers of the Marshal's office and the officers of the Federal courts and United States District Attorney's office.
Judge Benedict represented the United States Court for the Eastern District of New York.
The Sub-Treasurer, clerks, and employees of the Assay Office took their place in the line after the officers of the United States courts. All these civic Federal organizations marched twenty abreast, and formed a solid line extending from the front of the City Hall, through City Hall square, Centre and Chambers street, to the office of the United States Marshal.
The officers of the United States Navy-yard, of Brooklyn, headed by Capt. Case, and the ex-officers of the United States Army, and the officers and ex-officers of the United States Volunteers, brought up the rear of this division. The time occupied by the division in passing a given point was nearly an hour; and, at a moderate estimate, there must have been nearly, if not quite, twelve thousand persons comprised in this part of the procession.
Closely following the Second Division came the Third Division.
This division was led by Colonel Frank E. Howe, Grand Marshal, and his aids, J. A. Stevens, Jr., and Major James R. Smith, mounted on splendid gray horses, and wearing mourning-scarfs of black silk over the shoulder. They were succeeded by the band and drum
corps of the Twelfth United States infantry, from Fort Hamilton, who were immediately in front of a detachment of about forty of the Hawkins Zouaves, carrying old battle-flags draped in mourning, under Lieutenant Jackson. The medical faculty were next represented, and were succeeded by the clergy, on foot, among whom were the following:-Most Rev. Archbishop McCloskey, Very Rev. Dr. Starrs, V. G., Rev. Francis McNierny, Rev. J. P. Thompson, Rev. R. Hitchcock, Rev. Mr. Mooney, Rev. Mr. McMahon, Rev. Dr. Thompson, Rev. J. B. Dunne, Rev. U. H. Blair, Rev. H. S. Stevens, Rev. Mr. Loomis, Rev. O. Eastman, Rev. Wm. Binnet, Rev. J. H. Orter, Rev. Julius Hone, Rev. John T. Elmendorf, Rev. Mr. Huntington, Rev. Dr. Hedge, Rev. Dr. Weston, and Rev. C. Meheny.
The members of the Chamber of Commerce, wearing the mourning badges of the Chamber, followed, headed by General Strong as Grand Marshal. It is worthy of remark that one of the oldest members of the Chamber, Colonel Murray, who was present, and marched on foot the whole route, walked in the funeral procession of General Washington.
These were succeeded by the officers of the Associated Banks, and a delegation representing the New York Board of Fire Insurance Companies.
These were followed by the Athenæum Club, Wm. T. Blodget, President, numbering about three hundred persons, wearing appropriate mourning badges, and the Century Club, Mr. G. Bancroft, President, also numbering about three hundred persons, all wearing crape and badges, and headed by the banners of their respective clubs.
The Union League Club, Mr. Wm. P. Jones, Marshal, came next, headed by the band of the Fifth regiment United States Army, and numbered about five hundred persons, all of whom wore mourning badges. These were again succeeded by the Union General Committee, John H. White, Marshal; the Tammany General Committee, Noah Childs, Marshal; and the Mozart General Committee, preceded by their sergeants-at-arms, and wearing the usual mourning badges, and numbering in the aggregate about eight hundred men.
The delegation of the Union League of America, which followed next, headed by the Newark band, mustered in great numbers, reaching in the total nearly five thousand men, and were commanded by Charles H. Marshall. They marched in sub-divisions, each headed by a band and drum corps, and by flags heavily draped with black.
The German Central Committee, Mr. Conlopy, Marshal, wearing mourning emblems, and headed by their banner and band, and num
bering about two hundred and fifty persons, followed, and were succeeded by the Historical Society of the city of New York, Richard Warren, Chairman, with band and banner.
The Republican German Central Committee, G. F. Steinbruner, Marshal, numbering about two hundred and fifty members with banner and band, followed, and were again succeeded by the citizens of the Pacific coast, numbering about one hundred and fifty persons, headed by the colossal figure of a California hunter, dressed in a complete hunting suit, and bearing a heavy rifle draped in mourning.
The rear of the division was brought up by the Cadets of Temperance, and the Grand Division of the Sons of Temperance, in full regalia, and numbering about four hundred men.
THE FOURTH DIVISION.
The fourth division was composed exclusively of the Masonic fraternity and other orders. If the nearly total absence of the usual regalia hindered the lodges from presenting the imposing appearance which such a large body of men arrayed in the brilliant insignia of their order would undoubtedly exhibit, yet, attired in uniform black habiliments, and aided only by simple, unpretending mourning badges and sprigs of acacia-the emblem of immortality-worn by them, their appearance was striking in the extreme, and appropriate to the mournful occasion.
This division was headed by General Hobart Ward, Marshal, and his aids, and a brass band, and were followed by the lodges of the Free and Accepted Masons of New York, Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Harlem.
These were succeeded by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, headed by their band and banner, and which consisted of the Grand Lodge and nineteen subordinate lodges, numbering altogether one thousand members. The next was the Independent Order of Red Men, in front of whom was borne three massive links of a chain draped with crape, followed by their banner also covered with black. The eighteen lodges composing this sub-division numbered about fifteen hundred men.
The fourteen lodges of the Bnai Bareth, or Sons of the Covenant, came next, preceded by their band and banner, and numbered about fifteen hundred members.
The Free Sons of Israel, consisting of nine lodges, with their
band, succeeded them, and were headed by a very large white and black banner, with the word "Lincoln" in the centre, and around it the words, "The father of this country is dead; the nation mourns for him."
The next in order were Abraham Lodge, No. 1, O. B. A., numbering about forty-eight members; and the Sclavonic Union Society, A. B. Zaremba, Master, consisting of about three hundred members. These, again, were succeeded by the order of Bnai Morsch, which carried two beautiful colored banners, and numbered about four hundred persons. The Chebra Anshe Emuno, Martin Stark, Presi dent, numbering one hundred members, followed; after which the only order in the procession which wore the full regalia appearednamely, the United Brother's Lodge, No. 1-with red scarfs, red aprons, and other insignia of their Order. This lodge was about one hundred strong.
THE FIFTH DIVISION.
This Division was composed of Irish societies. Green and gold, mingled unhappily with the solemn badges of the grave, were the devices which each man wore in the ranks.
The United Sons of Erin, with a banner heavily draped, numbered about one thousand men, each wearing the green collar tipped with gold, and, in some instances, draped.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians, in strong force-numbering, perhaps, two thousand men. They were headed by a splendid drum corps, and the melancholy notes of "The Blackbird"-which are familiar to every Irishman-played on the fife and drum, was their funeral dirge.
The Society of the Immaculate Concption.
St. Peter's Temperance Society.
Next the cadets of St. James's Temperance Society, followed by that body in large numbers. The cadets numbered one hundred and thirty-one boys, dressed neatly in green jackets and red capes, with green trimmings. On the left lapel of their jacket they wore the likeness of the lamented President, together with the following inscription:-"A nation mourns the departed patriot, statesman, and martyr."
St. Bridget's Mutual Benevolent and Burial Society next followed. Then came the Father Mathew T. A. B. societies in the following order:-Young Men's Father Mathew T. A. B. Society of Brooklyn, No. 1, eight hundred strong. Father Mathew Union Benevolent