Daniel E. Sickles

from The New York Times, May 6, 1914:

  General Left Note Expressing Pref-
    erence for National Cemetery.

  Major Gen. Daniel E. Sickles will not
be buried at Gettysburg, but in Arling-
ton National Cemetery, according to a
statement made yesterday by his attor-
ney, Daniel P. Hays.
  In April, 1910, Gen. Sickles visited Ar-
lington with the late Major A.J. Za-
briskie, at that time Secretary of the
New York Monuments Commission, and
expressed a desire to be buried there.
Major Zabriskie made a note of this and
informed his son, who told Mr. Hays.
Confirmation is given in a note which
Gen. Sickles left for Mr. Hays, in which
he expressed a preference for Arlington.
  The funeral services will take place on
Friday morning at 11 o'clock in St.
Patrick's Cathedral.  Mgr. Lavelle will
officiate.  The body will escorted to
the Cathedral from the residence at 23
Fifth Avenue by the Twelfth Regiment,
New York National Guard, of which
Gen. Sickles was once a member, two
troops of cavalry, and the First Bat-
tery, Field Artillery.
  Members of Phil Kearny Post, G.
A.R., will also be in the escort,
and other Grand Army men will be in line.
Regular troops from Governors Island
may also be in the guard of honor.

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