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ORDER OF PROCESSION

FOR THE

CONSECRATION OF THE NATIONAL CEMETERY AT

GETTYSBURG, PA.,

ON THE 19TH OF NOVEMBER, 1863.

Military, under command of Major-General Couch. Major-General MEADE and Staff, and the Officers and Soldiers

of the Army of the Potomac. Officers of the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States. Aids. CHIEF MARSHAL.

Aids. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Members of the Cabinet. Assistant Secretaries of the several Executive Departments.

General-in-Chief of the Army, and Staff. Lieutenant-General Scott and Rear-Admiral STEWART.

Judges of the United States Supreme Court. Hon. EDWARD EVERETT, Orator of the Day, and the Chaplain.

Governors of the States, and their Staffs. Commissioners of the States on the Inauguration of the Cem

etery. Bearers with the Flags of the States. VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES and Speaker of the

House of Representatives.
Members of the two Houses of Congress.
Officers of the two Houses of Congress.

Mayors of Cities.
Gettysburg Committee of Arrangements.
Officers and Members of the United States Sanitary Com-

mission.
Committees of different Religious Bodies.
United States Military Telegraphic Corps.

Officers and Representatives of Adams's Express Company.

Officers of different Telegraph Companies.

Hospital Corps of the Army.
Soldiers' Relief Associations.

Knights Templar.

Masonic Fraternity,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Other Benevolent Associations.
Literary, Scientific, and Industrial Associations.

The Press.
Officers and Members of Loyal Leagues.

Fire Companies.
Citizens of the State of Pennsylvania.

Citizens of other States.
Citizens of the District of Columbia.
Citizens of the several Territories.

PROGRAMME OF ARRANGEMENTS

AND

ORDER OF EXERCISES

FOR THE

CONSECRATION OF THE NATIONAL CEMETERY AT

GETTYSBURG,

ON THE 19TH OF NOVEMBER, 1863.

The military will form in Gettysburg at nine o'clock, A. M., on Carlisle Street, north of the square, its right resting on the square, opposite McClellan's Hotel, under the direction of Major-General Couch.

The State Marshals and Chief Marshal's aids will assemble in the public square at the same hour.

All civic bodies, except the citizens of States, will assemble, according to the foregoing printed programme, on York Street at the same hour.

The delegation of Pennsylvania citizens will form on Chambersburg Street, its right resting on the square; and the other citizen delegations, in their order, will form on the same street, in rear of the Pennsylvania delegation.

The Marshals of the States are charged with the duty of forming their several delegations so that they will assume their appropriate positions when the main procession moves.

The head of the column will move at precisely ten o'clock,

A. M.

The route will be up Baltimore Street to the Emmittsburg road, thence to the junction of the Taneytown road, thence, by the latter road, to the Cemetery, where the military will form in line, as the General in command may order, for the purpose of saluting the President of the United States.

PROGRAMME OF ARRANGEMENTS.

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The military will then close up, and occupy the space on the left of the stand.

The civic procession will advance and occupy the area in front of the stand, the military leaving sufficient space between them and the line of graves for the civic procession to pass.

The ladies will occupy the right of the stand, and it is desirable that they be upon the ground as early as ten o’clock, A. M.

The exercises will take place as soon as the military and civic bodies are in position, as follows:

Music, by BIRGFIELD's Band.
Prayer, by Rev. T. H. STOCKTON, D. D.
Music, by the Marine Band.
Oration, by Hon. EDWARD EVERETT.
Music, Hymn composed by B. B. FRENCH, Esq.
Dedicatory Remarks, by the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Dirge, sung by Choir selected for the occasion.
Benediction, by Rev. H. L. BAUGHER, D. D.

After the benediction the procession will be dismissed, and the State Marshals and special aids to the Chief Marshal will form on Baltimore Street, and return to the court-house in Gettysburg, where a meeting of the Marshals will be held.

An appropriate salute will be fired in Gettysburg on the day of the celebration, under the direction of Major-General Couch.

PRAYER

OF

REV. DR. STOCKTON.

O God our Father, for the sake of Thy Son our Saviour, inspire us with Thy Spirit, and sanctify us to the right fulfilment of the duties of this occasion.

We come to dedicate this new historic centre as a National Cemetery. If all departments of the one government which Thou hast ordained over our Union, and of the many governments which Thou hast subordinated to our Union, be here represented, —if all classes, relations, and interests of our blended brotherhood of people stand severally and thoroughly apparent in Thy presence, we trust that it is because Thou hast called us, that Thy blessing awaits us, and that Thy designs may be embodied in practical results of incalculable and imperishable good.

And so, with Thy holy Apostle, and with the Church of all lands and ages, we unite in the ascription, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

In emulation of all angels, in fellowship with all saints, and in sympathy with all sufferers, in remembrance of Thy works, in reverence of Thy ways, and in accordance with Thy word, we laud and magnify Thine infinite perfections, Thy creative glory, Thy redeeming grace, Thy providential goodness, and the progressively richer and fairer developments of Thy supreme, universal, and everlasting administration.

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