Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, U.S.A. 2/14/1824-2/9/1886
Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr
Date: 2/9/2009 at 16:27:40
Our last tribute to our beloved commander. Eugene Griffin, Henry M. Lemly, aides-de-camp.
The old Guard sent a pillow of white flowers, and officers of the ordnance department stationed at Sandy Hook sent a white pillow, out of which rose a standard supporting a wreath. Ivy and laurel wreaths were given by Mrs. Samuel Smith and Miss Chapin. The plate and all visible metal work on the casket is of gold. The inscription of the plate in as follows:
Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock,U.S.A.
Born Feb. 14,1824, Died Feb. 9 , 1886
Around the inscription are engraved oak and laurel leaves. The outer box was brought to Governor's island to-day. It is of chestnut bound with copper, and bears a coffin-plate marked "Maj. Gen. W. S. Hancock, U.S.A." Eight iron handles are on the sides and ends. Major Richard H. Jackson and Capt. W. B. Beck will command.
Source: newspaper unknown
Margaret Johnson Meek scrapbook
Van Buren Obituaries maintained by Rich Lowe.
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