Press enter after choosing selection

Arrangements For The Burial

Arrangements For The Burial image
Parent Issue
Public Domain
OCR Text

ImmediatelyafterGen. Sherman's death Gen. Howard and Gen Slocum, who were on the general's staff, were sent for. Some two weeks ago the general made known his wishes as to his buriaL He particularly requested that his body should not lie in state anywhere He also requested that the funeral be a strictly military one. He said that he did not care particularly for any military observances here in New York, but that he did want a military burial in St. Louis, which would be participated in by his old companions in arms. He also requested that the funeral rites be not in conformity with any particular form of religión. He wansed a soldier's burial. At 8 o'clock Saturday evening the detail of soldiers who are to guard the reremains arrived. The detail consisted of a corporal, two sergeants and six privates from Battery M, First United States artillery, stationed at Governor island. The detail was under command of Lieut. Rodman. The arrangements for the funeral were not completed yesterday. Gens. Slocnm, Howard, and Butterfield consulted with the family about the funeral. It was decided that whatever services were held should be at 1 o'clock on Thursday afternoon at the house, and that they should not last more than one hour. The family wished them to be even shorter. A partial programme for the military was made. Gen. Sherman's body will be buned In a plain oaken casket, covered with black cloth and llned with satin. There will be polished silver bars on each side, and on top a silver plate bearing only the name and dates of birth and death. Gen. Sherman's body was promptly I 1 almed, and by yestenlay noon dozens of floral tributes were sent to the house, and all tlie aftenioon throngs of culler-s arrived. Amons; those who lelt cards were Mrs. Gen. Grant, C. M. Depew, ex Secietary Fairehild, Mr. and Mrs S. B. Eliiiiii, Mr. and Mrs. John S Wilson. Samuel Dalton, attorney general of Massachusetts; Maj. George M. Wheeler, ü S, A; Admiral Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Yail, Jinj. and Mrs. Bates. U. S. A.; Ijieut. Comniandcr ('heney, U. S N.; Cari Schurz, Joini F. Scott-, Perry Belmont, D. O. Mills. Iijv. and Mrs. Mackay Smith, i and Wiíliai It. Aspiuwall GreD .. llciw ard and Slocum met at tlie la e general'a home at noon with many other military men to perfect arragemeats for the funeral. THany Telegrama Receivetl. Soturday and yesterday telerams oí sympatby and condolence pourcd in from all parts of the country. Some 3,000 were received, including messages from the president, from public officials, soldiers who had fought under the general and ! other friends. Among those who sent messages were Secretarles Blaine, Noble j and Tracy, ex-Secretary of War Eudicott, Lawrence Barrett, Vice President Morton, Justice Harían, Gen. Alger, ex-President Hayes, Gen. Schofield, Secretary Rusk, Judge Gresham and Henry M. Stanley.