A Supplement to A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents eBook

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Order of procession for Wednesday: 

The military guard will escort the remains from the Capitol to the railroad station.

The troops on that date will assemble on the east side of the Capitol and form line fronting the eastern portico of the Capitol precisely at 1 o’clock P.M.

The procession will move, upon the conclusion of the services at the Capitol (commencing at 1 o’clock P.M.), when minute guns will be fired at the navy yard, by the vessels of war which may be in port, and at Fort Myer, and by a battery of artillery stationed near the Capitol for that purpose.

At the same hour the bells of the several churches, fire engine-houses, and schoolhouses will be tolled, the firing of the minute-guns and the tolling of the bells to continue until the departure of the remains of the late Chief Magistrate for the railroad depot.

At 2:30 o’clock P.M. the officers of the army and navy selected to compose the special guard of honor will assemble at the Pennsylvania depot in time to receive the body of the late President, and deposit it in the car prepared for that purpose.

As the necessary limits of time do not permit personal communication with the public officers of the United States and of the several States enumerated in the foregoing order, they are respectfully requested to accept the invitation to take part in the exercises conveyed through the publication hereof, and to send notice of their intention to be present to the Secretary of War at the War Department in Washington.

Organizations and civic societies desiring to take part are requested to send similar notice at the earliest time practicable to the chief marshal of the civic procession, Gen. Henry V. Boynton, Wyatt Building, Washington, D.C.

  Secretary of State.

  Secretary of War.

  Secretary of the Navy.

  President of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia.


The procession then started at slow march up Pennsylvania avenue toward the White House.  It moved in the following order: 

  Four mounted police outriders.

  Platoon of forty policemen on foot, Capt.  Francis E. Cross, commanding.

  Platoon of sixteen mounted policemen abreast, Sergt.  Matthews,

Cavalry escort from Fort Myer, consisting of Troops I and L, under command of Maj.  Walter L. Finlay.  Staff, Maj.  Thomas, Fifth Cavalry; Maj.  George L. Davis, surgeon; Chaplain C.E.  Pierce, Capt.  S.H.  Elliott, adjutant.  Troop I, under command of Capt.  C.E.  Brooks and Second Lieut.  A.S.  Fuger, and Troop L, under command of Lieut.  W.B.  Scales.
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