THE DEATH OF GENERAL JACKSON.
THE FUNERAL CEREMONIES.
Last evening Gen. Jackson’s remains were received in this
The train was stopped at the corner of 4th and Broad streets, and after a short delay the coffin containing the body was removed to the hearse in attendance. It was enveloped in the flag of the Confederacy. On the flag was placed wreaths of evergreen and rare flowers. A few minutes before Gen. Elzey gave the command, and the procession started, marching in the following order:
Gen. Elzey and Staff, mounted; the Public Guard, Lieut. Gay, commanding; the 44th N. C. Regiment, Pettigrew’s brigade, Col. Singletary commanding; the Armory Band, playing a funeral dirge; Col. Frank Skinner, 1st Va. regiment, and some of the Governor’s Aids; the hearse containing the body, surmounted by raven plumes, and drawn by two white horses; the Staff of Gen. Jackson, including Major Pendleton, Adjutant General; Major W. I. Hawks, Chief Commissary of the Corps; Major D. B. Bridgford, Chief Provost; Capt. Douglas, Lieut. Smith, Aide-de-Camp; Dr. McGuire, Surgeon, and others; the members of the City Council, two abreast, and lastly, an immense host of citizens and strangers.
The procession thus formed, (the military with reversed
arms,) marched slowly to the corner of 9th street, and turned towards
Main, entering the Capitol Square by the gate on Grace street. The military
having formed a line extending across the Square past
The body was embalmed, and to day the remains will lie in state in the Capitol.
HIS LAST MOMENTS.
About on Sunday it became known to his attending physician that there was no hope for Gen. Jackson’s life. The General was informed of the fact, and was offered stimulants to prolong his existence. - These he refused to take, and a short time after his mind commenced to wander. Among his last words was a reference to his men. He said, speaking of his Commissary: “Tell Maj. Hawkes to send forward provisions to the men.”
About his wife entered the room, and took the last farewell which he bid on this earth, and at 15 minutes past his spirit ascended to its Giver.
GEN. LEE’S ORDER AFTER GEN. JACKSON’S DEATH.
The following is Gen. Lee’s order to the army after the intelligence of Gen. Jackson’s death:
General Orders, No. 61.
With deep grief the commanding General announces to the
army the death of Lieut.-General T. J. Jackson, who expired on the 10th
inst., at 3˝ P. M. The daring, skill, and energy of this great and good
soldier, by the decree of an all-wise
R. E. LEE, General.
THE LETTER OF GEN. LEE TO GEN. JACKSON.
The letter written by Gen. Lee to General Jackson before the death of the latter, is as follows:
General - I have just received your note informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have dictated events, I should have chosen for the good of the country to have been disabled in your stead.
I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and energy.
Most truly yours,
To Gen’l T. J. Jackson
THE FUNERAL PAGEANT TO-DAY.
There will be a procession formed this morning at 10 o’clock precisely from the mansion of the Governor, to proceed down Governor st. to Main, thence up Main to Second, thence along Second to Grace, thence by the west gate of the Capitol Square to the Capitol, where the body will be deposited in State, in the Hall the Hall of Congress.
The procession will be under the charge of Gen. George W. Randolph, as Chief Marshal, with such number of assistants as he may select.
The order of procession will be as follows:
Military escort, composed of such force of the Confederate
Government as may be detailed for the purpose;
By order of the Governor.
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