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The Cabinet Ministers.
The Chief Justice,
Preceded by its Officers.
by its Officers. Legislatures of the several States and Territories. The Federal Judiciary, and the Judiciary of the several States
and Territories. The Assistant Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, Navy, and Interior, and the Assistant Postmaster-General
and Assistant Attorney-General.
Officers of Smithsonian Institution. The Members and Officers of the Sanitary and Christian
Commissions. Corporate Authorities of Washington and Georgetown, and
other cities. Delegations of the several States. The Reverend Clergy of the various Denominations. The Clerks and Employees of the several Departments and
Preceded by the Heads of such Bureaus and their respective
Citizens and Strangers.
The head of the column reached the Capitol at 3 P. M., passing up Pennsylvania Avenue upon the north side of the Capitol. When the infantry reached the Senate door, they filed into the yard on the east front, and opened column, forming a hollow square in the yard in front of the Rotunda. The artillery and cavalry then passed on towards the old Capitol. When they had passed, the commander of escort and staff and the army and navy officers passed into the east front yard, the equestrians passing on.
The coffin was then borne into the Rotunda of the Capitol, and a Guard of Honor assigned to duty for the several hours of the afternoon and evening.
Never before had Washington beheld so solemn a pageant as that which moved up Pennsylvania Avenue on the 19th of April, 1865; a day now trebly memorable in our annals as the day when the first blood of the Revolution was shed at Lexington, the first blood spilled by the Rebellion at Baltimore in 1861, and the day when the body of our martyred President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, was borne through the streets of our National Capital on its way to its resting place in the West.
The body remained lying in state in the Capitol over Thursday, thousands of persons visiting the corpse.
DEPARTURE FROM WASHINGTON. On Friday morning, April 21st, at seven o'clock, the coffin was taken to the depot, and deposited in the funeral car. Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Hon. Gideon Welles, Hon. Hugh McCulloch, Hon. Jno. P. Usher, Lieut. General U. S. Grant, and Gen. M. C. Meigs left the escort at the depot, and at 8. A. M. the train left. At least ten thousand persons were out to see the departure. A special train was provided for the occasion, and the route to Springfield, Illinois, was designated by an order from the War Department, and the railroads over which the remains passed, were declared military roads, subject to the order of the War Department, and the railroads, locomotives, cars and engines engaged on said transportation, were subject to the military control of Brigadier-General McCallum. No person was allowed to be transported on the cars constituting the funeral train, save those who were specially authorized by the orders of the War Department. The funeral train consisted of nine cars, including baggage and hearse car, which proceeded over the entire route from Washington to Springfield. The time schedule for the transportation was as follows:-
Leave Washington, Friday, April 21, 8 A. M.
Arrive at Philadelphia, Saturday, April 22, 4:30 P. M.
At various points on the route where the remains were to be taken from the hearse-car by State or municipal authorities, to receive public honors, according to the aforesaid programme, the authorities were to make such arrangements as might be fitting and appropriate to the occasion, under the direction of the military commander of the division, department, or district; but the remains continued always under the special charge of the officers and escort assigned by the War Department.
The route from Columbus to Indianapolis was via the Columbus and Indianapolis Central Railway, and from Indianapolis to Chicago, via Lafayette and Michigan city. In order to guard against accident, the train did not move faster than twenty miles an hour.
Accompanying the remains were a distinguished party of friends and mourners : Judge David Davis, Judge United States Supreme Court; N. W. Edwards; General J. B S. Todd; Charles Alexander Smith. Guard of Honor-namely: General E. D. Townsend ; BrigadierGeneral Charles Thomas; Brigadier-General A. D. Eaton ; Brevet-Major-General J. G. Barnard ; Brigadier-General G. D. Ramsay; Brigadier-General A. P. Howe; Brigadier-General 1. C. McCallum; Major-General David Hunter ; Brigadier-General J. C. Caldwell ; Rear-Admiral C. H. Davis, United States Navy; Captain William R. Taylor, United States Navy; Major T. Y. Field, United States Marine Corps. (The foregoing constituted a guard of honor.) Dr. Charles B. Brown, embalmer; Frank T. Sands, undertaker; and on the part of the Senate and House of Representatives : Maine, Mr. Pike ; New Hampshire, Mr. Rollins; Vermont, Mr. Baxter; Massachusetts, Mr. Hooper; Connecticut, Mr. Dixon ; Rhode Island, Mr. Anthony; New York, Mr. Harris; Pennsylvania, Mr. Cowan; Ohio, Mr. Schenck; Kentucky, Mr. Smith, Indiana, Mr. Julian ; Minnesota, Mr. Ramsay; Michigan, Mr. T. W. Ferry; Iowa, Mr. Harlan ; Illinois, Mr. Yates, Mr. Washburne, Mr. Farnsworth, and Mr. Arnold; California, Mr. Shannon ; Oregon, Mr. Williams; Kansas, Mr. Clarke ; Western Virginia, Mr. Whaley ; Nevada, Mr. Nye; Nebraska, Mr. Hitchcock; Colorado, Mr. Bradford ; Idaho, Mr. Wallace ; New Jersey, Mr. Newell; Maryland, Mr. Phelps; George T. Brown, Sergeant-atarms of the Senate; and N. G. Ordway, Sergeant-at-arms House of Representatives.
The delegates from Illinois were : Governor Richard J. Oglesby; General Isham N. Haynie, Adjutant-General State of Illinois ; Colonel James H. Bowen, A. D. C.; Colonel M. H. Hanna, A. I. C. ; Colonel D. B. James, A. D. C.; Maj. S. Waite, A. D. C. ; Col. D. L. Phillips, United States Marshal Southern District of Illinois, A. D. C.; Hon. Jesse K. Dubois; Hon. J. T. Stuart; Col. John Williams; Dr. S. H. Melvin ; Hon. S. M. Cullum ; General John A. McClernand; Hon. Lyman Trumbull; Hon. J. S. V. Reddenburg; Hon. Thomas J. Dennis; Lieutenant-Governor William Bross; Hon. Francis E. Sherman, Mayor of Chicago; Hon. Thomas A. Haine; Hon. John Wentworth; Hon. S. S. Hays; Colonel R. M. Hough ; Hon. S. W. Fuller ; Capt. J. B. Turner; Hon. I. Lawson; Hon. C. L. Woodman; Hon. G. W. Gage;
G. H. Roberts, Esq; Hon. J. Commisky; Hon. T. L. Talcott; Governor Morton, of Indiana; Gov. Brough, of Ohio; Gov. Stone, of Iowa, together with their aids and reporters for the press.
ALONG THE ROUTE.
As the train moved on to Baltimore, thousands of Marylanders assembled by the way-side to catch a glimpse of the car which contained the corpse of the deceased President.
ARRIVAL AT BALTIMORE.
When the Monumental city was reached, an immense throng crowded the streets, anxious to do homage to all that remained of their noble chief. The arrival was heralded by a salvo of artillery, and the large funeral procession which, at a short notice, had been prepared to escort the deceased and retinue through the city, formed in column, and the line of march was taken up. Succeeding the military was the civic procession, headed by Governor Bradford. All the associations of Baltimore turned out in full numbers, and the rear was brought up by an immense throng of colored people, all wearing badges of mourning.
The cortege moved to the Post-office Building, where the remains were placed in state, and an opportunity was given the citizens to see the corpse. At 3 o'clock P. M. the coffin was removed to the depot, and the train departed for Harrisburg, amid the firing of minute guns and the sorrows of a people who felt that the Republic had indeed lost its best friend.
Governor Curtin and staff met the train on the borders of Pennsylvania, and accompanied it to Harrisburg. At York, Pa., six ladies, dressed in deep black, were kindly permitted by General McCallum to enter the funeral car and place upon the coffin a beautiful wreath of white roses, camelias, and other rare flowers. Silently they