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coffin was then closed, and carried out by twelve sergeants of the Veteran Reserve Corps.
ORDER OF THE PROCESSION. The following order of procession was strictly carried out hy the officers in command :
Funeral Escort in Column of March.
One Regiment of Cavalry.
Battalion of Marines.
Navy and Army in the order pamed.
Clergy in Attendance. The Surgeon-General of the United States and Physicians to
On the part of the Senate. On the part of the House. Mr. Foster, Connecticut, Mr. Dawes, Massachusetts. Mr. Morgan, New York, Mr. Coffroth, Pennsylvania, Mr. Johnson, Maryland, Mr. Smith, Kentucky, Mr. Yates, Illinois,
Mr. Colfax, Indiana, Mr. Wade, Ohio,
Mr. Worthington, Nevada, Mr. Conness, California. Mr. Washburne, Illinois. Army.
Navy. Lieut. Gen. U. Š. Grant, Vice-Admiral D. G. Farragut, Maj. General H. W. Halleck. Rear-Admiral W.B. Shubrick Br't Brig. Gen.W.A. Nichols. Col. Jacob Zellin, M. C. Civilians.
Civilians. CH. Browning,
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, A BRAHAM 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 funoral 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.