In Memoriam. Hon. Joseph R. Bodwell; Governor of Maine

In Memoriam. Hon. Joseph R. Bodwell; Governor of Maine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...M. V. M. Company F. (Capital Guards, Augusta) Capt. Winfield S. Choate. The funeral march, called "Governor Bodwell's Funeral March," was composed for the occasion by Prof. B. W. Thieme of the National Home Band. Governor Ames of Massachusetts was represented by Adjutant General Dalton, and others of his staff. There was a touching scene in the rotunda before the removal of the casket. The children of the Bath Orphan's Home, twelve in number, placed upon it a floral tribute of cut flowers which was very beautiful, also a card which read as follows: "In grateful remembrance of the kindness shown by our departed Governor to the children of the Bath Military and Naval Orphan Home on their recent visit to the capitol, this simple offering is made." The Augusta Capital Guards, Captain W. S. Choate commanding, marched in the procession as a guard of honor. The soldierly bearing of the detachment from this company while on duty at the State House was highly commended by all. The signal gun for the procession to move was fired a few minutes before two o'clock. The column was at once set in motion, while at intervals, minute guns were fired at the grounds of the capitol. Arrived at the Hallo well cemetery, the casket was gently taken from the hearse and placed in its final resting place. Then above the oppressive stillness, came the mighty crash of artillery, as three salvos were fired from the guns of the regular battery belonging to the Kennebec Arsenal, and the funeral services were over. There was grief in every heart and tears in many eyes, as the vast concourse of people which had gathered at the cemetery turned away and started homeward, and a feeling was manifest that they had indeed taken a final leave of all that was mortal of their more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680251
  • 9781236680259