Daniel E. Sickles

from The New York Times, May 10, 1914:

   General's Riderless Horse Follows
    Caisson in Solemn Procession.

  WASHINGTON, May 9.--All the hon-
ors of war were paid to the late Major
Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, who was buried
in Arlington National Cemetery here
to-day.  The body of the veteran corps
commander was carried in solemn pro-
cession from the Union Station, where it
lay in state through the night, to the
cemetery, accompanied by an escort of
cavalry and field artillery.  Following
the caisson which bore the body, was
led the General's riderless horse.
  As the procession passed through the
grounds of Fort Myer, a major Gen-
eral's artillery salute was fired, and at
the grave three salvos of rifle shots and
another artillery salute marked the plac-
ing of the body in its last resting place.
The Rev. Father J.D> Houlihan, chap-
lain at Fort Myer, read the funeral
  In addition to the regular army es-
cort, a large number of civil war
veterans marched in the procession.

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