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From the "Portland Press Herald":


Military Character Will Be Given the Exercises In the City Hall.


Honorary Pall Bearers Include Friends and Associates of Old Soldier.

The funeral of Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain will be from the City Hall Friday morning at 10 o'clock. The service will be brief and simple, in accordance with the well known principles of Gen. Chamberlain who hated all ostentation. Rev. Dr. Jesse Hill, pastor of Williston church, will give the oration, and there will be music by Municipal Organist Will C. Macfarlane.

It is expected that there will be a large attendance of members of the Grand Army, the Loyal Legion and other organizations with which Gen. Chamberlain was associated. As many of the officials of the customs service as can be spared from their official duties during the time of the funeral will attend the services.

After the service the body will lie in state for a brief period, after which it will be taken under military escort to Brunswick, where there will be a second service in the Congregational church, which the pastor, Rev. C. E. Goodwin, and President Hyde of Bowdoin will conduct.

Adjt. Gen. Greenlaw will represent the military department of the State, having with him Col. James Moriarty, inspector-general, Col. Blaine Owen, quartermaster, and Lieut. Charles G. Keene, naval aide to the Governor.

Just who will be the honorary pallbearers will be is not certain, but the following have been asked to act in that capacity, and the most of them have accepted: Brig.-Gen. Selden Connor of Augusta; Hon. William Penn Whitehouse of Augusta, former chief of the Supreme court; Judge Clarence Hale of the US District court; Hon. Edwin U. Curtis of Boston; Col. F.M. Drew of Lewiston, former department commander of the Maine G.A.R.; Gen. Thomas H. Hubbard of New York; Dr. Abner H. Shaw of Portland; Capt. H.M. Merriam, U.S.A. Collector of Customs Willis T. Emmons and Deputy Collector of Customs Arthur L. Farnsworth.

The exercises at the City hall will be Music, by Municipal Organist Macfarlane: scripture reading; music, "Death of Asa", Prof. Macfarlane; address: Rev. Jesse Hill, D.D.; benediction; music.

Twelve Bowdoin graduates, members of the Alpha Delta Phi, will be the ushers at the City hall. At the services in Brunswick in the afternoon, undergraduate members of the Alpha Delta Phi will be the ushers.

In accordance with the order of the adjutant-general directing the Portland battalion of the coast artillery to perform escort duty, the following order has been issued:

National Guard, State of Maine.

Headquarters, C.A.C.

Portland, Me., Feb. 25, 1914

Special Orders No. ----

In accordance with special orders No. 15, O.G.O.C.S. the members of the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 11th companies, together with the staff of the commanding officer, C. A. C. will report at the armory Friday Feb. 27 at 8 o'clock a.m. to act as escort at the funeral of our late commander-in-chief, Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain.

Major Frank E. Cummings is hereby detailed to command the battalion with Harold A. Miller as adjutant. Calls will be sounded as follows:

First call, 8.15.

Assembly, 8.25.

Adjutant's call, 8.30.

Commanding officers of the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 11th companies will each detail a sergeant to report to Sergt. Maj. S.G.W.W. Widber at 8.10 for duty as body guards. The commanding officer of the 2nd will detail a sergeant to report to the adjutant as color sergeant and the commanding officers of the 1st and 5th companies will detail a private each to report as color guards.

The battalion will move promptly at 8.30, and proceed to Tukey bridge, there to receive and escort the body to City Hall. At conclusion of the services the line will reform and escort the body to Union station.

Uniform dress, with overcoat.

Officers will provide themselves with the regulation badge of mourning.

By order (page is crinkled--cannot see name)

The captains of the several local companies have issued their orders for the guidance of their companies, that of Capt. Vernon W. Hall of the 2nd company and of Lieut. Fogg of the Naval Reserve being as follows:


The following orders have been issued by Capt. Vernon W. Hall, commanding the Second company, C.A.C.N.G.S.M. for attendance at the funeral of Gen. Chamberlain Friday, Portland, February 25, 1914.

Company orders, No. 2:

1. Major General Joshua L. Chamberlain died in this city Tuesday, February 24, 1914, and in accordance with special orders No. 15, A. G. C. and special orders headquarters, coast artillery corps, the four Portland companies will form a military escort at his funeral Friday morning, Feb. 27th, 1914.

2. General Chamberlain was one of the grandest men the State of Maine has ever produced. His record as a soldier is unexcelled. He fought through practically the entire war, he was the hero of Little Round Top, turning the tide at Gettysburg, he was made a general on the field of battle by General Grant, he received the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox, and, after the war, he was four times elected Governor of Maine. It is not only a sacred duty for us to each do our part in forming this, his last escort, but it is a distinct privilege and honor which is conferred upon but very few of us to thus honor his memory and achievements. And I sincerely trust that every member of the Second company will report for this duty no matter what the personal sacrifice, no matter what the weather or possible discomforts. There is certainly no employer who will not be proud to let you off for this purpose.

3. Men will report at the Armory at 8 am, Friday, Feb. 27th. Calls will be sounded as follows:

First call, 8.15 a.m.; assembly, 8.25 a.m.; adjutant's call, 8.30 a.m.

After conducting the body from Tukey's bridge to City hall the battalion will be put under cover somewhere and at the conclusion of the funeral services will conduct the body to Union station. We will be dismissed between 12 and 1 o'clock.

4. Uniform: Dress, with overcoats. Heavy white woolen gloves will be permitted or white cotton gloves may be put on or other heavier gloves.

5. Sergeant Arthur Raymond is hereby detailed a member of the body guard, and will report to Sergt.-Major Widber, with side arms in season to report at the general's late residence at about 8.45 a.m.


Capt. C.A.C.N.G.S.M.

Commanding, Second Co.

Naval Reserve of the State of Maine,

Headquarters Ship's Company

Portland, Feb. 25, 1914

Special Order No. 5.

1. In accordance with special order No. 15, A.G.O.C.S., the members of the first and second divisions, Naval Reserve of the State of Maine, will report at the armory, Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 o'clock a.m., to act as escort at the funeral of our late commander-in-chief, General Joshua L. Chamberlain.

2. Calls will be sounded as follows:

First call, 8.10.

Quarters, 8.20.

Adjutant's call, 8.25.

The company will move promptly at 8.25 a.m., and proceed to the Milk street armory to join the battalion of coast artillery reserve.

3. All members of the first and second divisions are urged to make all possible effort to pay, by means of escort duty, the last tribute of honor to the "Hero of Little Round Top", a native son of international fame and four times Governor of our State of Maine.

4. Uniform, blue, flat hat, leggings, pea coat.

By order of the commanding officer.

Charles E. Fogg,


Executive officer, N.R.S.M.

Gov. Haines has issued a special proclamation on the death of Gen. Chamberlain.

From the "Daily Eastern Argus", Friday Morning, February 27, 1914:


All Details Completed by Committee Last Evening

For Funeral Services of Gen. Chamberlain This Morning

The final arrangements for the funeral services of General Joshua L. Chamberlain were completed last evening when Gen. John T. Richards of Augusta met with the members of the committee selected from the local organizations.

It was announced that the following have been selected as honorary pallbearers in addition to those previously announced: Frederick M. Drew of Lewiston; Hon. Edward B. Winslow of this city and Lewis Pierce, the surviving classmate of Gen. Chamberlain at Bowdoin College.

It was also announced that Gov. David I. Walsh of Massachusetts has appointed Major Henry Lee Higginson and Gen. Morris Schaff to represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the funeral.

The only change in the programme as published in the Argus is that it has been decided that owing to lack of sufficient time it will be inexpedient to allow the body to lie in state at City Hall after the services this morning as had been planned.

The services will begin sharply at 10 o'clock and it is requested that all of the delegations be in their allotted seats as early as possible in order to prevent any delay in beginning the services, and all are earnestly requested by the committee to remain seated until the organizations have passed out of the hall in order to avoid any confusion.

Governor Haines and his staff will be in attendance and with the delegations from the Loyal Legion, G.A.R. bodies, members of the city government and the military officials are to meet in Reception Hall in the main building not later than 9.30 and will be escorted by the ushers to seats that will be reserved for their accommodation in the main hall.

Rev. Jesse Hill will have full charge of the services which will be as previously announced.

Chief of Police Dresser will provide a platoon of police to head the escort parade and has detailed the following officers under charge of Signal Officer Tolan: Patrolmen Johnston, McDonald, O'Brien, Donovan, O'Neill, Woodbury, Conley, Reidy, McDonough, Johnson, Feury and Newell.

Patrolmen Long and Kehoe will act as skirmishers to keep all teams clear of the route of the funeral procession.

The officers will report at 7.30 a.m., in full dress uniform.

All of the other officers of the two night classes have been ordered to report and will be assigned to duty under the charge of sergeants at the city building during the services and at Union Station to hold in check the crowds that are expected to assemble at these points.

Thatcher Post, G.A.R.

All members of Thatcher Post, G.A.R., No. 111, are requested to assemble at City Hall Friday morning at 9.30 wearing badges, to attend the funeral of the late General Joshua L. Chamberlain.

Per order,

Clark Wayland,


Erastus Measure, Adjutant

Ladies of the G.A.R.

All members of Bosworth Circle, Ladies of the G.A.R., are requested to meet at City Hall at 9.30 Friday morning to attend the funeral of their late honorary member, General Chamberlain.

Bosworth Post, G.A.R.

Commander William H. Wentworth wishes to notify all members of Bosworth Post, No. 2, G.A.R., who can possibly do so to meet at City Hall on Friday morning at 9.30 to attend the funeral of Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain. Members are requested to wear Grand Army badges.

The Services at Brunswick

Brunswick, Me., Feb. 26--The funeral of Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, to be held at First Parish Congregational Church in Brunswick at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, will be conducted by Rev. Chauncey Goodrich and the eulogy will be delivered by President William DeWitt Hyde. General Chamberlain's body will arrive in Brunswick shortly before 1.30 Friday afternoon. At the station it will be met by his comrades of Vincent Mountfort Post, G.A.R., the 10th Coast Artillery Corps, and by the entire student body of Bowdoin College, who will escort the body to the church. From the time the body arrives in Brunswick until it is interred in Pine Grove cemetery, it is planned that all places of business in town shall be closed. At the church there will be special music by the organist, Edward H. Wass, and Miss Sue Winchell, 'cellist. The following honorary pall bearers were selected this noon: Dr. Alfred Mitchell, Prof. Henry Johnson, Hon. Barrett Potter, Col. George L. Thompson, Franklin C. Webb, Harvey J. Given, Hon. Edward W. Wheeler and Dr. Frederick H. Wilson. The active pall bearers have not yet been named.

At the church the ushers will be undergraduate members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity of Bowdoin College, of which General Chamberlain was a member. After the services at the church, the procession will reform and proceed to Pine Grove cemetery.

Gov. Walsh's Thoughtful Act

Boston, Feb. 24--Former Gov. John L. Bates, Major Henry L. Higginson and Gen. Morris Schaff were asked today by Gov. Walsh to represent Massachusetts at the funeral in Portland, Me., tomorrow of Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain. In letters to the three men the Governor said:

"The great public service rendered to his country and to New England by Gen. Chamberlain would seem to make it desirable that some representatives of this commonwealth who knew him during his lifetime and were familiar with his public record should be present to indicate the affection and regard that the people of Massachusetts had for him as a commanding officer in the Civil War, as Governor of the State of Maine, and as president of a great college".

 From the "Portland Daily Press", Tuesday, February 28, 1914:


Men and Women Prominent in This State and Others at Chamberlain Funeral

2000 Assembled in the City Hall

Many Organizations To Which General Belonged Were Represented

There was a notable gathering of men and women prominent in the life of the State of Maine as well as of other states, at the City Hall yesterday morning to attend the funeral services for Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain. It is estimated that fully 2000 were present, including a large delegation of members of the Maine commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of Maine, a large number of members of the Grand Army department of Maine, both of which organizations Gen. Chamberlain has been the official head.

In addition there were a great many other societies and bodies represented including a delegation from the Society of American Wars headed by Hon. Archie Lee Talbot of Lewiston, commander, Philip F. Turner of Portland, senior vice commander; Frederick S. Vaill of Portland, junior vice commander; and Companions henry Deering, John W. D. Carter, William P. Cousins and others.

Gov. Haines was present to represent the State of Maine, being accompanied by Adjt. Gen. Greenlaw, Inspector General Moriarty, Quartermaster General Blaine Owen, Col. W. O. Patterson commanding the coast artillery, Lieut. Charles G. Keene, naval aide.

The commonwealth of Massachusetts was represented by Hon. John L. Bates, its former Governor, Major Henry L. Higginson and Gen. Morris Schaff.

The honorary pall bearers who occupied a seat on the left of the middle aisle were Brig. Gen. Selden Connor of Augusta, Hon. William Penn Whitehouse of Augusta, Hon. Clarence Hale of Portland, Hon. Edwin Upton Curtis of Boston, Gen. Thomas H. Hubbard of New York, Hon. Franklin M. Drew of Lewiston, Dr. Abner O. Shaw of Portland, Hon. Willis T. Emmons, collector of customs for the district of Maine and New Hampshire, Arthur L. Farnsworth, deputy collector of customs, Hon. Edward B. Winslow and Lewis Pierce of Portland and Capt. Henry M. Merriam, U.S.A.

Brevet Brigadier General Jonn T. Richards of the national home for disabled volunteers at Togus was in general charge of the arrangements for the funeral and he occupied a seat on the stage with the officiating clergy, Rev. Jesse Hill, pastor of Williston church.

There was a very large number of others present, as citizens assembled to do the last honors to a man whose life has been full of honors won on the field of battle and in the world of letters and in public life.

There was a large number of beautiful floral pieces from the Loyal Legion, the Grand Army, the trustees of Bowdoin College, and from the officials of the customs house with which Gen. Chamberlain was officially connected for years.

The program was as follows:

Funeral March, "Upon the Death of a Hero", by Beethoven by Mr. Macfarlane, followed by the invocation by Dr. Hill.

This in turn was followed by "The Death of Ase" from the Peer Gynt suite by Grieg. This selection by the way was a favorite of Gen. Chamberlain and he more than once expressed the wish that it could be rendered at his funeral.

Dr. Hill next read the familiar sentences of scripture beginning "I Am the Resurrection and the Life", after which the funeral oration was pronounced as follows:

"We are come together, my friends, out of many paths of life and through many distances, drawn by the common bond of sympathy. This service to which we come is not one of mourning. Amid the tears of separation there is not one of bitterness or regret. We do not come to build for our hero a monument of praise; his life is his own monument -- the spontaneous expressions of love, sympathy and appreciation which have fallen from the lips of press and people show that he has that place already. We do not come here to lay a crown on the brow of our beloved, the Lord has done that. Upon the silent brow of this warrior the God of Peace has written his name. Over the pulseless form is the everlasting challenge, O death, where is thy sting. O grave, where is the victory. We do not come to penetrate within the circle of them that keep the vigils of domestic grief. Hearts that are scarred by similar wounds reverently yield the place to the One who has gone before in that ministry and given: 'beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness'. We have come here with a great sense of debt upon us. We come with a vision of nobility before us. We came to keep a tryst with memory, to remind ourselves what our friend was, and especially now what were the forces and causes that made him to be loved and honored as the most distinguished citizen of our commonwealth.

"No child of another generation from that in which he labored and served can do justice in such a service as this, to him, as professor of theology, general, governor, educator. In other places and in fitting words this varied service will be fully told. Rarely does a man appear who renders such a manifold, extensive and valuable service to his fellowmen. He combined the rarest gifts, the most varied experiences, and the richest opportunities which led up to grave responsibilities. These he accepted and met in a large and catholic fashion. The eulogy of such a man is never spoken. Not the words, but the works, which follow a man are his memorial monument. Today, we but go into the garden of our affection, and pluck a few immortals, and weave them into a wreath to lay tenderly at the shrine of one who was as great a Christian as he was a statesman, as devout as he was patriotic, and whose high ideals and laws of life were drawn from the ultimate truth of experience and revelation.

"The public prose has sketched his life, catalogued his public deeds, and outlined the far reaching influence of his character. We are concerned, at this time, with the man and the manhood that made his life beautiful and illustrious. No honor that can come to him because of his greatness in the kingdom of intellect, valor or statesmanship can equal that which is his because of what he was in the kingdom of character. There was a texture to his mind, a color in his soul, a certain quality to his personality that would have made him conspicuous and lovable without the titles and robes of the earth. The intrinsic worth of a man to the world is just the weight of his character. Neither money nor epaulets, crowns or colleges, circumstances nor positions can ever make him weigh one ounce more in the scale of righteous adjustment than is indicated by the trueness of his soul. He was the incarnation of the best and manliest qualities of the American character.

"His personal righteousness was of the kind that was never questioned. History is starred at times with the names of men whose public service was great and whose private life was unfortunate. We sing of their heroic service and mourn their private meanness. There are times and places, too, in public life where uprighteousness of character is apt to limp, where it is apt to intermit; where it so often shades off to the very edge of wrong; where it is checkered by so many doubtful lights, that when we find one whose word was truth; whose promise was law; and who lived above the strife of low passion, we rejoice in the work and reputation that is not damaged or tainted by the falseness of the inner life. The unit of our national character is the individual. He is the microcosm of the republic. Patriotism is a sorry looking thing without the setting of an honest and upright life. In the solemnity of this hour a great peace and comfort steals into our hearts as we think of our honored friend in this connection. For the stain of dissipation was never upon him, a stranger to grossness, ignorant of that superficial polish of fine manners that hides a cancer in the soul, he lived that unaffected and beautiful outward life that had its genesis in his high minded and pure soul. Each epoch of his career revealed a greatness of soul in his constancy to the things that were true. His faithfulness to the things that were upright and his overmastering hatred of the things that were evil touched chords which are responding and will continue to vibrate till evil is supplanted by good and darkness superseded by light.

"General Chamberlain had a sensitively strong nature and temperament that revealed itself in a simplicity and gentleness of thought, feeling and action. There are men who are ironclad in their manhood, but they are iron; their hand is iron; their face is iron; their heart is iron. If to an iron manhood is added an unaffected gentleness and tenderness of sympathy, the manhood is broadened and ennobled thereby. He could be firm and even rugged, and at the same time generous and conciliating. The lamb and the lion had lain down together in him. Let it be preserved for coming generations, that when the ragged and starving remnants of Lee's army marched to their surrender, the magnanimous spirit of the general, suffering from the wounds they had inflicted, ordered his troops to present arms and pay respect 'to the American manhood which had fought so valiantly for mistaken ideals'. At a recent celebration of his birthday, surrounded by a company of his choice friends, I tried to voice their congratulations as we drank to his health. The occasion stirred his fine nature to action, the fire came back into his eyes, while he repeated, in the Hebrew language, with all the majestic music and passion of that tongue, these beautiful words: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name".

"In the treasure house of ideas with its record of the achievements of inventors, authors, discoverers and publicists, there is no record that shines with a light more unfading and beautiful, none that wins such worshipful admiration and heart thrilling devotion as the embalmed deeds of men who have fought and sacrificed for their country. Destroy such records and humanity would be minus her greatest heritage, and her surest and sweetest springs of inspiration would no longer flow to refresh the spirit and glorify the life of man. In no age and under no conditions has such a service been considered a thing of little value. Loyalty to lineage and land, in times of danger, is an obligation recognized by great and small men alike. This type of patriotism has a peculiar power to hold human life back from a brutal selfishness, check the current of an ignoble development, and transform an undisciplined citizen of the nation, so that he is able to meet suffering, endure hardship, and face death itself with a courage that is supernal and a spirit that is Godlike. In its power to lead a man into aggressive measures for his country it proves itself as the master passion of humanity and the propagator of all those purposes that lend a luster to individual character and fertilize the soil of a nation for the growing of worthy men. Gen. Chamberlain's patriotism led him to win great honor. His deeds of bravery, his exhibition of courage, his sacrifice through suffering, are household stories throughout the State.

"Whatever we may think of that tide of sentiment and conviction sweeping over the world, prophesying of the time, when: "the war drum throbs no longer, and the battle flags are furl'd, in the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world', yet there are times when the lusty cannon sounds like the deep bass in the oratorio of gladness. The last volleys that routed Lee from the field of Gettysburg fell like the strains of an anthem on the ears of Meade's forces. The lurid days of that war were majestic in their greatness, but the cause for which they fought justified the fearful avenging of the nation's honor. It did more than that. It revealed the unknown heroes who were ready to seize a musket and hurry off to do and dare for God and country.

"We call him the hero of Round Top. Round Top did not make him a hero. It only manifested him. Danger does not confer the heroic spirit. It demands it. Heroism is spontaneous in its revelation but is the growth of many yesterdays. What he did in the supreme moments of his life, was locked, like cause and effect, with the habit of years. Battlefields were only the revelation of how courage was woven into the fabric of thought and feeling throughout his life. The one virtue that finds a responsive chord in every heart is courage. The one virtue which we do not need to have education to appreciate is courage. When that virtue is not found wanting to the point of self-sacrifice in a test it becomes heroism. When that heroism has been tried in the battles of war and the battles of peace, it deserves our richest honor. There is no provincial pride in our estimate of him as a hero in the best sense of the word.

"Patriotic virtue has a way of flowering in noble service. Indeed, if I were going to select any one word to express the dominant note of his life, it should be that of service. While so many points in the circle of his life suggest beautiful qualities, we know that back of his loyalty to altar, home, State and nation was a life of toil. Not selfish toil, for toil is often selfish. When labor is baptised, sanctified, lifted out of greedy ruts, and selfish aims, it becomes a service. Measure his career, anywhere, by this standard and what satisfactory results we get. In a critical hour in the life of the State, he demonstrated a prudence that did not degenerate into cowardice, and a courage that refused to become reckless, and by the very poise of his nature safely shaped a delicate situation. The very balance of his nature was the secret of his effective service. The grace that charms, the sanity that wins in a long life of untiring energy has given us the great lesson that the way of honor is through humility, the path of self-conquest is through self-surrender, and the way to freedom is through service.

"The history of a soul, always full of interest, becomes an epic poem in such a life. Not often in the annals of a state, does God present a character so simple, so courageous and so courteous, so true and yet so kind as he to whom we bid farewell. This world is richer because he lived. His last work was the completion, just before his sickness, of his writing article: "The Last Campaign". Beyond the sublimities of mortal vision he has gone to the greater campaign. We can add of him with more meaning than usual: "I have fought a good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness'."

Dr. Hill offered prayer following which the bugle call "Taps" was sounded from the upper gallery. Mr. Macfarlane rendered "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth", while the people were filing out. Then when the body was being removed by the guard of honor he rendered Chopin's Funeral March.

At the conclusion of the service the casket draped with the American flag was borne out of the hall on the shoulders of six sergeants from the coast artillery corps and placed in the hearse and amid the muffle of drums and the prescribed funeral honors paid by Chandler's band, the coast artillery battalion and the Naval Reserves.

The funeral cortege then took up the line of march to the Union station in the following order:

Police Skirmishers

Patrolmen Long and Keough

Platoon of Police

Signal Officer Tolan

Patrolmen Johnson, McDonald, O'Brien, O'Neill, Woodbury, Conley, Reidy, McDonough, R. Johnson, Feury and Newell.

Principal Musician Hans P. Smith

Chandler's band, Charles M. Brooks, Leader

Battalion Coast Artillery, N. G. S. M., Major Frank B. Cummings, commanding;

Lieut. F.M. Miller, acting battalion adjutant; Honorary staff Capt. William P. Norton, Capt. Henry W. Hobts, Capt. Walter De C. Moore.

Second company--Capt. Vernon W. Hall.

Eleventh company--Capt. Cornelius Feury.

Fifth company--Capt. E.H. Bease.

First company--Lieut. H.P. Winslow.

Ship's Company Naval Reserves N.G.S.M.:

Lieut. Commander Reuben K. Dyer, Commanding.

The escort was followed by the funeral cortege itself, which included the carriages for the honorary pall bearers and the hearse with the guard of honor marching, three on either side and then the carriages with the members of the family.

On reaching Railway Square the escort was drawn up in line and the funeral party passed, being given full honors. The party accompanied the body to Brunswick on a special train, while the escort returned to the armory and was dismissed.

Owing to the length of time required for the march to the station, it was found impossible to have the public pass before the casket and those who had hoped for an opportunity for a last look upon the well remembered features were disappointed.

The ushers for the service in the City Hall were: Eugene L. Bodge, Howard R. Ives, John F. Dana, Philip G. Clifford, Clement F. Robinson, Arthur L. Robinson, Wadleigh B. Drummond, Harrison Chapman, Ralph G. Brewster and Lawrence Parkman.

From the "Lewiston (ME) Journal":


Distinguished Gentlemen at Funeral of Gen. Chamberlain

-Pres. Hyde's Eulogy.

Casket Draped in Flag--State Militia Does Escort Duty

Portland, Me., Feb. 27--Draped in the flag, the stars of which he helped to preserve undivided, the body of Joshua L. Chamberlain, former Governor Maine, former president of Bowdoin College and a Major General of the Civil War, was borne from City Hall shortly before noon today on its way to its final resting place in the cemetery of the quiet old college town of Brunswick which for so many years had been his home.

Four companies of the State militia guarded the honored remains of the "hero of Little Round Top" and behind them marched the old comrades at arms of the dead leader, the members of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion and the two Grand Army posts of this city.

Altho a military funeral and attended by the Governor of the State and a great body of Maine's most distinguished citizens, the services for General Chamberlain were almost severe in their simplicity.

The body was escorted from the residence to City Hall by the militia companies just before 9:00 o'clock and remained in state a short time before the services began.

Occupying seats reserved for them in the body of the hall were Governor Haines and staff, Major Henry L. Higginson and General Morris Schaff and former Gov. John L. Bates, the official representatives of Governor Walsh of Massachusetts, members of the Loyal Legion and the Grand Army of the Republic, officers of the regular army, federal officials, and members of the city government.

Rev. Jesse M. Hill, D.D., of the Williston church spoke briefly of the character and public services of the dead. Of him he said that "rarely does a man appear who renders such manifold, extensive and valuable service to his fellowmen. He combined the rarest gifts, the most varied experiences and the richest opportunities which led to grave responsibilities".

Of his private character, Dr. Hill said: "There was a texture to his mind, a color to his soul, a certain quality in his personality that would have made him conspicuous ....without the titles and robes of earth".

Selections upon the Portland municipal organ comprised the only music of the services. To the strains of the Chopin Funeral March, the casket was borne from the hall. It was escorted to Union Station where a special train was waiting to convey the funeral party to Brunswick where services were to be held this afternoon by President Hyde of Bowdoin College.

The active pall bearers consisted of a detail of six sergeants from the Portland companies of the State militia. The honorary bearers were General Selden Connor; William P. Whitehouse, former chief justice of Maine; Judge Clarence Hale, Dr. Abner O. Shaw; Arthur L. Farnsworth, Deputy Collector of Customs; Former Collector Edwin U. Curtis of Boston; Col. F.M. Drew of Lewiston; Collector Willis T. Emmons; Captain H.G. Merriam, U.S.N.; Lewis Pierce, a classmate at Bowdoin of the deceased; and Edward B. Winslow.

BRUNSWICK, ME, Feb. 27 (Special)

Prominent Maine citizens gathered in Brunswick Friday afternoon to attend the funeral of Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain were ex-Govs. William P. Cobb of Rockland and Frederick W. Plaisted of Augusta; ex-Chief Justice William M. Whitehouse of Augusta; Hon. Weston Lewis of Gardiner; Edward Stanwood of Brookline, Mass.; Hon. Franklin C. Payson of Portland; Hon. John S. Hyde and Hon. Harold S. Sewall of Bath; Fred Kinsman of Augusta; Hon. Franklin M. Drew of Lewiston, past commander of the G.A.R.; and the following active officers of the Grand Army: senior vice commander Melvin Tibbetts, Bangor; junior vice commander Thomas Benson, Sidney; and chief inspector Patrick Hayes of Chelsea.

More than 1000 people viewed the funeral procession as it proceeded from the Maine Central station to the First Parish Congregational Church. There the students of Bowdoin College entered first, (copy is cut off here)..thru which the flag-draped casket was carried.

The services, as far as possible, were arranged to carry out the wishes of the departed soldier, who some time ago requested to have certain usages at his funeral.

The services opened with the rendering of a cello solo, "If With All Your Hearts", from "Elijah" by Miss Sue Winchell. A double quartet of the Bowdoin college glee club sang a hymn, after which Rev. Chauncey W. Goodrich, pastor, read from the Scriptures and offered prayer.

Mrs. Ines Perry Turner of Portland sang "Abide With Me", which was always a favorite hymn of Gen. Chamberlain.

Eulogy by President Hyde

The eulogy was then delivered by Pres. Wm. DeWitt Hyde as follows:

"General Joshua L. Chamberlain was the son of an Anglo-Saxon soldier-father and a mother with French blood in her veins and the Huguenot faith in her heart. His nature was a happy union of English strength and France grace; of military valor and Christian idealism; traits which came out in each of the three great careers he drove abreast--scholar, statesman and soldier.

"His education was divided between these two tendencies. At fourteen his soldier-father, ambitious to make a soldier of his son, sent him to a military school. At 24, after graduating from Bowdoin, his mother drew him to Bangor Seminary, where he spent three years in preparation for the Christian ministry.

"It was the custom then at commencement, in addition to the parts by members of the graduating class, to have a master's oration by a graduate of three years' standing. Mr. Chamberlain's oration in 1855 on "Law and Liberty" made so favorable an impression that he was at once invited to become instructor in logic and natural theology. A year later he was elected professor of rhetoric and oratory, and in 1861 he was elected professor of modern languages. Later he taught mental and moral philosophy; political science and public law; in fact, at one time or another between 1855 and 1885, he taught every subject in the college curriculum with the exception of mathematics and physical sciences.

Broad and Progressive

"His views of educational policy were broad and progressive. One would search far for a better definition of a college course than this contained in an unpublished letter written while he was professor of rhetoric and oratory in 1859: 'My idea of a college course is that it should afford a liberal education--not a special or professional one, education, but should be, I think, a general outline of a symmetrical development, involving such acquaintance with all the departments of knowledge and culture--proportionate to their several values--as shall give some insight into the principles and powers by which thought passes into life--together with such practice and exercise in each of the great fields of study that the student may experience himself a little in all'. Time forbids me to describe the innovations this letter shows that he was making against the protests of his colleagues and the governing boards. Both in this report, and a dozen years later in his inaugural as president, he advocated the very reforms, using often the very phrases, that are now the commonplaces of progressive educational discussion. Modern languages, science, classics in translation, political and social sciences, research, individual instruction; all three were included in the program of the professor in 1859 and the president in 1872.

"He had the misfortune, or rather the glory, to advocate these expensive reforms before the college had the funds to make them completely effective; yet with the most meagre resources he established under Professor Vose that remarkable course in civil engineering which gave us a splendid body of scientific men; and as its crown and consummation the fame and glory of Peary and the pole.

As a Statesman

"As statesman he was in advance of his time. Called to solve the problems entailed by the Civil war, his administration as governor was marked by patience and fairness; he refused to use the power the people gave him for ends other than the people's good; and when the leaders of his party advocated the impeachment of the President; the protracted agitation of sectional differences; and immediate suffrage for the emancipated negroes, he stood firmly, sagaciously and self-sacrifcingly for more moderate and pacific measures--measures which subsequent history has shown to be far more beneficent than those which in the flush of military victory, the heat of party strife, and the fire of personal ambition unfortunately prevailed.

"Yet great as were his services as scholar and statesman, it was as soldier that he rendered his supreme service and won his title to enduring fame. A lady, desiring to entertain her guests at a picnic once asked him to tell them how he happened to be in the war. "Madame", he instantly replied, "I didn't happen". As he said elsewhere, "When my country called I replied with the best that was in me". His military career, as in reply to the salutation of the Bowdoin students last June, he wrote of the military careers of all his college comrades, was "inspired by the lofty ideal of a nation's mission to man, and they offered their best for the country's life and honor".

"How splendid was that "best there was in him", we all know well. We see him leading the desperate charge at Petersburg; severely wounded, yet calling out, "Steady men; break files to pass obstacles". keeping himself balanced by dropping the point of his sabre to the ground; and continuing to give orders after he was too weak from loss of blood to stand.

"We know the esteem to which General Grant held him, when he gave him the first promotion he ever made on the field of battle. This is the account given in his Memoirs. "Colonel J.L. Chamberlain of the 20th Maine was wounded on the 18th of June, 1864. He was gallantly leading his brigade at the time, as he had been in the habit of doing at all the engagements in which he had previously been engaged. He had several times been recommended for a brigadier-generalcy for gallant and meritorious conduct. On this occasion, however, I promoted him on the spot, and forwarded a copy of my order to the War Department, asking that my act might be confirmed and Chamberlain's name sent to the Senate for confirmation without delay. This was done, and at last a gallant and meritorious officer received partial justice at the hands of his government, which he had served so faithfully, and so well".

"We know what his best was at Little Round Top, where the 358 men of the 20th Maine Regiment engaged, in spite of 38 killed and 83 wounded, held this most important position against the attack of three times their number, charging with the bayonet, when their ammunition was exhausted; capturing 303 prisoners, advanced to drive the enemy from Big Round Top; and so saved the day at Gettysburg.

"We know to}o how nobly he received the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox. Morris Schaff, in his recent "Sunset of the Confederacy" has told it so well that I quote his words: 'I believe', he says, 'the selection of Chamberlain to represent the Army of the Potomac was providential in this, that he, in the way he discharged his duty, represented the spiritually-real of this world. And by this I mean the lofty conceptions of what in human conduct is manly and merciful, showing in daily life consideration for others, and on the battlefield linking courage with magnanimity and sharing an honorable enemy's woes.

"Chamberlain's troops, facing west, and in single-rank formation, having gained their position, were brought to an "order arms". The Confederates, in plain view, then began to strike their few weather-worn, scattered tents, seize their muskets, and, for the last time, fall into line. Pretty soon, along Chamberlain's ranks, the word passed: "Here they come!" On they come, and Gordon is riding at the head of the column. On he leads the men who had stood with him, and whose voices had more than once screamed like the voices of swooping eagles as victory showed her smile; but now he and all are dumb. They are gaining the right of Chamberlain's line; now Gordon is abreast of it. His eyes are down and he is drinking the very lees, for he thinks that all those men in blue, standing within a few feet of him at "order arms" are gloating over the spectacle. Heavy lies his grief as on before the line he rises, and now he is almost opposite Chamberlain, who sits here mounted, the Maltese cross, the badge of the Fifth Corps, and the Stars and Stripes displayed behind him: lo! a bugle peals and instantly the whole Federal line from right to left comes to a "carry", the marching salute.

"General Chamberlain has said: 'Gordon catches the sound of shifting arms, looks up and, taking the meaning, wheels superbly, making with himself and his horse one uplifted figure, with point of his sword to the boot-toe: then, facing to his own command, gives word for his successive brigades to pass us with the same position of the manual--honor answering honor. On our part not a sound of trumpet more, nor roll of drum; not a cheer, nor word nor whisper of vain-glorying; nor motion of man standing again at the order; but an awed stillness rather, and breath-holding, as if it were the passing of the dead".

"Great in the broad and high sense, was the cause battled for, and spontaneous and knightly was this act of Chamberlain's, lending a permanent glow to the close of the war like that of banded evening clouds at the end of an all-day rain. It came from the heart, and it went to the heart; and when "taps" shall sound for Chamberlain, I wish that I could be in hearing, hear Maine's granite coast with its green islands and moonlight-reflecting coves taking them up in succession from Portland to Eastport, and as the ocean's voice dies away, hear her vast wilderness of hemlock, spruce and pine repeating them with majestic pride for her beloved son.

"It was not mere chance that Chamberlain was selected, and that he called on the famous corps to salute their old intrepid enemy at this last solemn ceremonial. Chance, mere chance? No, for God, whenever men plough the fields of great deeds in this world, sows seed broadcast for the food of the creative powers of the mind. What glorified tenderness that courtly act has added to the scene! How it, and the courage of both armies, Lee's character and tragic lot; Grant's magnanimity and Chamberlain's chivalry have lifted the historic event up to a lofty, hallowed summit for all people. I firmly believe that Heaven ordained that the end of that epoch-making struggle should not be characterized by the sapless, dreary commonplace; for with pity, thru four long years, she had looked down on those high-minded, battling armies, and out of love for them both, saw to it that deeds of enduring color should flush the end".

It did not happen; it was not accident or chance; it was the Bowdoin college scholar and the Bangor Seminary Christian that did so graciously that crowning deed in which at once the soldier father's fond ambition and the Huguenot mother's fervent prayers were fulfilled in an act in which military glory and Christian magnanimity were fused in one sublime attitude and supreme act.

Chamberlain's "Idealism"

"In all our words and deeds there are two elements--the element of fact given by the world outside, and the element of imagination contributed from the mind within. The great difference between men is in the proportion in fact predominates. We are plain, prosaic, giving back but a slightly altered reflection of the presented facts. We run little risk of error or inconsistency; but we do no great deeds, we win and deserve no fame.

"In the rare men; the hero and leader; the child of genius and the heir of fame, imagination colors fact with a light that never was on sea or land; and reflects it back transformed into words that cannot be forgotten, and deeds the world will not willingly let die. To the microscopic matter-of-fact critic of detail, much that such a man says and does seems exaggerated, disproportioned; and is easily mistaken for inconsistency or even insincerity. Whoever whether as patriot or Christian dares to plant his standards far in advance of present and sustained achievement, runs the risk of such misinterpretation. Gen. Chamberlain never hauled down his flag to the low level of what he or any man could easily do or habitually be. All he said and did was bright and burning with an ardor of idealism which in the home was devotion; in the college was loyalty; in State and nation was patriotism; toward humanity and God was religion.

"In every great crisis his idealism not only held him true; but became a contagious inspiration of lesser men. And when a battle had been well fought, he never forgot thoughtfully to care for the living, tenderly to succor the wounded, and reverently to bury the dead. However heavy his own burdens might be, whether in military or civil life, he always was mindful of the privilege of helping a comrade, a neighbor or a friend.

"To daughter, son and grandchildren: to comrades in arms who honor his memory with their presence here today: to fellow-citizens of his beloved town: to students of the college for which he labored and which he dearly loved--to all he leaves a precious heritage of serving heroism and enduring fortitude: of high devotion and deep self-sacrifice. Of his character and deeds we may say in his own words at the dedication of the Maine Monuments at Gettysburg: "In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that knew us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream. And lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls. This is the great reward of service. To live, far out and on, in the life of others; this is the mystery of the Christ--to give life's best for such high sake that it shall be found again unto life eternal".

"Lines by Richard Watson Gilder, originally written of General Sherman, so penetrate through the military surface manifest to all, to the patriotic heart that beat within his breast, that no words could more fittingly express the admiration, the gratitude, and the affection with which we today bid farewell to what is mortal in this noble and immortal man:

"Glory and honor and fame and everlasting laudation

For our captains who loved not war; but fought for the life of the Nation;

Who knew that, in all the land, one slave meant strife, not peace;

Who fought for freedom, not glory; made war that war might cease.

Glory and honor and fame: the beating of muffled drums;

The wailing funeral dirge as the flag-wrapped coffin comes.

Fame and honor and glory, and joy for a noble soul;

For a full and splendid life, and laureled rest at the goal.

Glory and honor and fame; the pomp that a soldier prizes;

The league-long waving line as the marching falls and rises;

Rumbling of caissons and guns; the clatter of horses' feet,

And a million awe-struck faces far down the waiting street.

But better than martial woe, and the pageant of civic sorrow;

Better than praise of today, or the statue we build tomorrow;

Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen,

Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellowmen."

"Nearer My God To Thee", another hymn requested by Gen. Chamberlain, was sung by Mrs. Turner. While the body lay in state, Mr. Winchell played Handel's "Largo". As the body was borne from the church Prof. Edward H. Wass played Chopin's "Funeral March".

The active bearers were undergraduate members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, to which Gen. Chamberlain belonged. They were George F. Eaton, '14, Bangor; Arthur L. Pratt, '14, Bath; Earl Thompson, '14, Bath; Robert Witherell, '14, Brunswick; G. Arthur {?) McWilliams, '15, Bangor; Robert Dunton, '16, Bath; Philip S. Smith, '15, Leicester, Mass.; and Frederick J. Lynch, '16, Cambridge, Mass.

The ushers at the church also were members of the fraternity. Dr. Marshall P. Cram of the Bowdoin faculty was head usher and he was assisted by Harold E. Verrill, '16, Portland; E. Robert Little, '16, Brunswick; Harold {?} S. White, '16, Indianapolis; {?}, '16, Phillips; Amos G. Haggett, Jr., '16, Bath; and John W. Roble, '16, Gorham.

Escorted by members of the old Grand Army Post, Vincent Mountfort, of Brunswick, Samuel Johnson, Commander, members of the Tenth Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Capt. Ernest W. George and the entire student body of Bowdoin college, the funeral procession proceeded from the church to Pine Grove cemetery, when Gen. Chamberlain's body was buried beside that of his wife.

The same escort did duty when the body reached Brunswick from Portland and was borne to the church. All exercises on the campus were suspended for the afternoon and all places of business in Brunswick were closed during the funeral.

From the "Daily Eastern Argus", February 28, 1914:


Public Funeral Services Over Remains of Gen. Chamberlain

Military and Civic Honors Here and at College Town

A large gathering of citizens of this city, men of prominence throughout the State as well as several from other States assembled in the City Hall yesterday forenoon to pay their last respects to the memory of that illustrious military hero, Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain.

Gov. William T. Haines, ex-Govs. Selden Connor and Bert M. Fernald of Maine, ex-Gov. John L. Bates of Massachusetts, Maj. Henry Lee Higginson, Gen. Morris Schaff and others from this State who were intimately acquainted with Gen. Chamberlain were in attendance at the obsequies, as well as Commander George D. Bisbee of Rumford Falls and members of the Loyal Legion including Major John D. Anderson of Gray, Capt. Fred Turner, Maj. A.A. Nickerson, Maj. Ira Berry, Capt. Herbert Robris, Lieut. Horatio Staples, Capt. Heuron Mahew, Capt. Graham and Frank Cobb, James E. Hewey and George F. West of this city and R.B. Mallett of Freeport occupied seats in the front of the hall.

Collector of the Port, Willis T. Emmons and nearly all of the employees of the custom house were present as well as Hon. Oakley C. Curtis, Mayor of this city, members of the city government and Hon. E.B. Winslow were given seats well down in front.

Representatives from the Society of American Wars, Archie Lee Talbot, commander, of Lewiston, and Phillip P. Turner, senior vice commander; Frederic S. Vaill, junior vice commander, and John W.D. Carter and Williams L. Cousens were also present.

Members of Gen. Chamberlain's family occupied seats in the front of the hall and close to the casket, while opposite were seated Gov. Haines and staff and officers of the Coast Artillery Corps, N.G.R.M., Adj. Gen. Albert Greenlaw, Col. W.O. Peterson, Col. James L. Moriarty, Col. Blaine Owen, Maj. Theodore Hawley, Maj. Gilbert M. Elliott and Lieut. Charles G. Keene were seated in one group.

Eugene L. Bodie was in charge of the seating arrangements assisted by Howard R. Ives, John F. Dana, Philip C. Clifford, Clement P. Robinson, Arthur L. Robinson, Wadleigh B. Drummond, Harrison Chapman, Ralph O. Brewster and Lawrence Parkman.

Floral pieces were received from Hon. Edwin G. Curtis of Boston, the Maine Commandery of the Loyal Legion, the Department of Maine, G.A.R., from Mrs. Thomas Chamberlain, widow of the General's brother, and from the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity of Bowdoin College.

The funeral party started promptly from the General's late residence on Ocean avenue and with the carriages containing the honorary pall bearers and family proceeded slowly to Tukey's bridge. The body guard consisted of Sergeant Major Widber and Sergeants Peters, Raymond, Chapman, Collins and Farnsworth of the various local military companies.

Major Frank E. Cummings was in command of the battalion of the local military force, consisting of the First, Second, Fifth and Eleventh Companies and the two companies of Naval Reserves.

A platoon of police led the procession, consisting of Officers Long and Kehoe as skirmishers, and Signal Officer J. Harry Tolan in charge of the squad, comprising Officers McDonald, Newell, Feury, Reidy, Conley, O'Brion, Donovan, O'Neill, McDonough, Johnston, Johnson and Woodbury.

Chandler's Band played funeral dirges until the procession reached the City Hall. The sidewalks from the bridge to the Union Station were thronged with people, who stood with bared heads as the procession passed them. It is safe to assume that 5000 people were assembled within the hall to pay their respects to the departed (copy cut off here)...from the Myrtle street entrance by the active bearers, followed by the honorary bearers Gen. Selden Connor, Judge Wm. P. Whitehouse, Judge Clarence Hale, Col. Fred M. Drew, Hon. Edwin U. Curtis, Lewis Pierce, Dr. Abner O. Shaw, Capt. H.M. Merrian, U.S.A., Hon. Willis T. Emmons and Hon. E.B. Winslow.

In the meantime the members of the Loyal Legion and both Thatcher and Bosworth Posts of the G.A.R. had been seated. Commanders Clark S. Wayland and William H. Wentworth of their respective Posts led their comrades into the hall. There was an unusually large attendance of veterans, more than generally turn out for like services. There were Grand Army veterans present from various parts of the State and Patrick Hayes of Chelsea, department inspector, was there as were veterans from Biddeford and Westbrook.

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The ushers were all Bowdoin graduates and members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, with which Gen. Chamberlain was identified during his college career.

Organist Will C. Macfarlane played the musical programme as follows:

Funeral March - Upon the Death of a Hero {by} Beethoven.

Andante Doloroso - The Death of Asa (by Edvard} Grieg

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (Messiah) {by} Handel

Funeral March - Chopin

The Grieg selection, The Death of Asa, was a favorite with Gen. Chamberlain, and ere his death he expressed the wish that it be played at his funeral.

The reading desk was decorated with the banner of the Loyal Legion and American flags which were draped in mourning.

A few floral pieces were set about the casket, which was placed just outside the rail in the center of the hall. It was the expressed wish of the General that there should be no floral display and that the services be brief and simple.

The body guard remained erect, and at attention during the service and at the sounding of taps by Bugler Woodside they uncovered.

The casket was not opened and there was no opportunity for the public to view the remains of the departed General. The handsome sword which the battle scarred veteran carried all through the Civil War rested on the casket.

{NOTE: Dr. Jesse Hill's sermon follows in this article; it was part of "Was Notable Gathering" above, and I will not repeat it here. To read it, go to the specific article.}

At the conclusion of the service, the funeral cortege proceeded to the Union Station by the way of Congress street to the Funeral March of Chopin. A special car was in waiting to take the funeral party to Brunswick, where the General's body will be interred.

The Services at Brunswick

(Special to the Argus)

Brunswick, Me., Feb. 27--Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Church on the Hill {First Parish Church}, in honor of Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, former Governor of Maine and former president of Bowdoin College, and one of the most prominent officers of the civil war, who died in Portland Tuesday. The services were conducted by Rev. Chauncey W. Goodrich, pastor of the Church on the Hill, while President William DeWitt Hyde, D.D., LL. D. of Bowdoin College delivered the eulogy.

The body arrived in Brunswick early in the afternoon. The procession from the station to the church was made up in the following order: National Guard, Grand Army veterans, Bowdoin College students, honorary bearers, bearers, the hearse, the family and the mourners.

The honorary bearers were: Dr. Alfred Mitchell, Prof. Henry Johnson, Hon. Barrett Potter, Russell W. Eaton, Samuel Knight, Jr., Hon. Franklin C. J. Given, Major Ray P. Eaton, Colonel George D. Thompson, Hon. Fred H. Wilson and Hon. E. W. Wheeler.

The bearers, who are all members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, of which General Chamberlain was a member, were as follows: Earl S. Thompson, Robert T. Weatherill, Edward R. Little, George P. Eaton, George A. McWilliams, Robert M. Dunton, Philip S. Smith and Frederick J. Lynch. The ushers at the church were: Prof. Marshall P. Crum [?], Harold E. Verrill, Donald S. White, Philip F. Weatherill, Lew M. Noble, Amos S. Haggett, Jr., and Willard P. Woodman.

The funeral services were delivered by Rev. Chauncey W. Goodrich in an assembly that taxed the seating capacity of the church to the utmost. President Hyde delivered the eulogy.

"His nature was a happy union of English strength and French grace, of military valor and Christian idealism: traits which came out in each of the three great careers he drove abreast--scholar, statesman and soldier, " said President Hyde. "His views of educational policy were broad and progressive. He advocated the very reforms, often using the same phrases, that are now commonplaces of progressive educational discussion. As a statesman, he was in advance of his time. His administration as Governor was marked by patience and fairness. He refused to use the power the people gave him for ends other than the people's good. Yet great as were his services as scholar and statesman, it was as a soldier that he rendered his supreme service, and won his title in enduring fame".

Following the ceremony in the church, the body was entombed in Pine Grove Cemetery, all standing with uncovered heads, while the National Guard fired a salute of three volleys.

In addition to the large number of residents of Brunswick present, there were many people from other parts of the State. Among those who were here were: Edward Stanwood of Brookline, Mass.; Hon. Frederick W. Plaisted, Hon. Harold M. Sewall of Bath, ex-Chief Justice William Pond Whitehouse of Portland, Judge Kineman of Augusta, Hon. Franklin M. Drew of Lewiston, Franklin C. Payson of Portland, R. W. Crawford of Bangor, representative of the Governor, John B. Keating of Portland, British vice consul, ex-Gov. William T. Cobb of Rockland, and Hon. Weston Lewis of Gardiner. The Bowdoin students attended en masse, their section of the funeral procession being headed by the president of the Christian Association.

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