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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
I GIFT OF
JAN 14 1936
JAMES D. RICHARDSON
in mourning for a period of thirty days, and that they be closed from the morning of the 8th instant until after the obsequies of the deceased shall have been solemnized. I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 7, 1869. The remains of the Hon. John A. Rawlins, late Secretary of War, will be interred with military honors, under the direction of the General of the Army, on Thursday, the 9th instant, at 10 o'clock a. m. The following persons will officiate as pallbearers on the occasion:
Brevet Major-General Edward D. Townsend, Adjutant-General; Brevet Major-General Randolph B. Marcy, Inspector-General; Brevet MajorGeneral Joseph Holt, Judge-Advocate-General; Brevet Major-General Montgomery C. Meigs, Quartermaster-General; Brevet Major-General Amos B. Eaton, Commissary-General; Brevet Major-General Joseph K. Barnes, Surgeon-General; Brevet Major-General B. W. Brice, PaymasterGeneral; Brevet Major-General A. A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers; Brevet Major-General Alexander B. Dyer, Chief of Ordnance; Brevet Brigadier-General Albert J. Myer, Chief Signal Officer; Brevet MajorGeneral 0. O. Howard; Brevet Major-General John E. Smith; Commodore Melancton Smith, Chief Bureau Equipment; Brigadier-General Jacob Zeilin, Marine Corps; Brigadier-General Giles A. Smith, Second Assistant Postmaster-General; Hon. Sayles J. Bowen, mayor of Washington.
On the day of the funeral the customary number of guns will be fired from all arsenals, forts, and navy-yards in the United States and from the Military and Naval Academies. Flags will be kept at half-mast, customhouses closed, and all public work suspended during the day.
The General of the Army and heads of the several Executive Departments will issue the orders necessary for carrying these directions into effect. By order of the President:
HAMILTON FISH, Secretary of State.
GENERAL ORDERS, No. 69.
Washington, October 9, 1869.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, October 8, 1869. The painful duty devolves upon the President of announcing to the people of the United States the death of one of his honored predecessors Franklin Pierce, which occurred at Concord early this morning.
Eminent in the public councils and universally beloved in private life, his death will be mourned with a sorrow befitting the loss which his country sustains.in his decease. As a mark of respect to his memory,
is ordered that the Executive Mansion and the several Departments at Washington be draped in mourning, and all business suspended on the day of the funeral.
It is further ordered that the War and Navy Departments cause suitable military and naval honors to be paid on the occasion to the memory of this illustrious citizen who has passed from us.
U. S. GRANT.
II. In compliance with the instructions of the President and of the Secretary of War, on the day after the receipt of this order at each military post the troops will be paraded at 10 o'clock a. m. and the order read to them, after which all labors for the day will cease.
The national flag will be displayed at half-staff.
At dawn of day thirteen guns will be fired, and afterwards at intervals of thirty minutes between the rising and setting sun'a single gun, and at the close of the day a national salute of thirty-seven guns.
The officers of the Army will wear crape on the left arm and on their swords and the colors of the several regiments will be put in mourning for the period of thirty days. By command of General Sherman:
J. C. KELTON, Assistant Adjutant-General.
Washington, October 9, 1869. The death of ex-President Franklin Pierce is announced in the following order of the President of the United States:
[For order see preceding page.]
In pursuance of the foregoing order, it is hereby directed that twentyone guns be fired, at intervals of one minute each, at the several navyyards and stations, on the day of the funeral where this order may be received in time, otherwise on the day after its receipt, commencing at noon, and also on board the flagships in each fleet. The flags at the several navy-yards, naval stations, marine barracks, and vessels in commission will be placed at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on the day when the minute guns are fired.