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A XA'J.OX SORROWS
The Country Bows Its Head O'er
LAST HOURS OF THE OLD WARRIOR.
The Angel of Death Bears Him Hence
. in Peace, and the Struggle
of Life Is Over.
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aicli and Walt for the "Last oi
fcarth" The Old Soldier Inable t.
Speak a Word of Farewell-Ilia Wixhet
to Burial Made Known OdI, tt
'r Ire16nt Harrison's Feeling An-
Doancement of the Erent to Congress
The Interment to Take IMace at St.
Louis with Military Honors Remin
iscences of the General's Career.
Kew York, Feb. 16.-"It is all over.'
It was Geo. Thomas Ewing who said
these words to a group of anxious aud
waiting friends and reporters as lie stood
bareheaded on the doorstep of Gen Sher
man's residence a few minutes before i
o'clock Saturday afternoon. Within a
few seconds the news had been flashed
over the wires to every part of the coun
try. The old hero's long and stubborn
fight with death was at an end, and he
had been conquered at last. Death came
Blowly, but easily, and without pain to the
eteran of so many bitter struggles. lit
passed away at exactly 1:50 o'clock. All
the members of his immediate family were
gathered at his bedside at the time, ex
cept bis eldest son. Rev. Thomas E.
Sherman, the Jesuit priest, who is mow
on his way to the country from abroad on
the steamer Maje-tic.
A Weary and Solemn Vfil.
The dying general had been uuconscious
for several hours, and his fluttering pulse
was so feeble that on several occasions it
was almost impossible to tell whether he
was living or not. His long struggle had
comepletely exhausted him and it was
only his remarkable vitality and will
power that enabled him to cling to life o
long after all hope had been given up.
Prom time to time during the morning
aome of the family would leave the room,
but only to be summoned back hastily
when it was thought that the end was ap
proaching. It was in those moments that
he clunc to the thread of life that re
mained for nearly five hours after he be
came completely unconscious. After 11
o'clock it was expected that every moment
would bring the end, and telegrams were
prepared to send to all his friends aud the
officers of the government at Washington
City as soon as dissolution occurred.
Sending the ws Abroad.
At the final moment there was no ap
preciable change in the appearance of the
sufferer. He had been lying as one dead
for several hours. Dr. Alexander, who
had bis hand on the general's breast for
be could not detect the heart beats in his
pul;e was watching his face intently. He
looked up quietly at just ten minutes to
2 and told the grief-stricken family that
bis patient had passed away. Gen. Ewing
immediately left the room and went down
tc the door to announce the fact to the
representatives of the newspapers, who
had been watching the house anxiously
for four days. A few minutes after this
Secretary Barrett went to the telesrraoh
office on Columbus avenue with a large
Oaten or dispatches, which were addressed
to President Harrison, each of the mem
bers of his cabinet and to relatives and
friends of the family at Washing ton City
A Peaceful Passing Away.
The general's death was absolutely
painless. It was at 4 a. m. Saturday that
a great chanze took place in bis condition
a change that betokened that all the
prayers which had gone up over the land
that his life might be spared were in vain
He was feverish and his breathing was
labored and rapid. The doctors were
hurriedly called and during the morning
tad several consultation, but remedy
after remedy failed of effect. Indeed, they
were only tried on the principle that while
there is life there is hope. The glands of
the throat were very much swollen and
the accumulation of mucus was so prosit
that the patient was unable to throw it off
Dy reason or ins declining strength, and it
was this gradual filling up of the lungs
that finally brought the end. Gen. Sher
man had not spoken a word from Friday
morning until he died, although he was
-conscious apparently part of the time and
recognized those about him, vainly trying
to sneak to them. His finovrs were, irv
cold hours before death and the coldness
gradually extended to bis hands and arms
ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE BURIAL.
The Old Hero's Withes in This Uegard
A quinary r unerai.
ImmediatelvafterCien. Sherman's death
Gen. Howard and Gen Slocuru, who
were on the general s Stan, were sent for.
Rome two weeks asro the eeneral mal
known his wishes as to his burial. He
particularly requested that his body
should not lie in state anywhere He also
reouested that the funeral be a strictlv mil
itary one. He said that he did not care
particularly for any military observances
here in New York, but that he did want
a military burial in St. Louis, which
wniilri 1m narticinated in bv his old com
nnnlnna in RmA He also reouested that
the funeral rites be not in conformity with
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any particular iorm oi religion, tie wans
ed a soldier's burial.
At nYlork Saturday eveninz the de
tail of soldiers who are to guard the re
remains arrived. The detail consisted of
t wo sprceants and six nrivates
from Battery M, First United States artil
lery, stationed at Governor island, ine
detail was under command of Lieut. Rod
The arrangements for the funeral were
nlofw1 rparpruflv. Gens. Sloctim.
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i Butterfield consulted with
the family about the funeral. It was de
cided that whatever services were ueia
should I at 1 o'clock on Thursday after
noon t the house, and that they should
not last more than one hour. The fam
ily wished them to be even shorter. A par
tial programme for the military was
made. Gen. Sherman's body will be buried
In a plain oaken cascec, coverea wiw
, black cloth and lined with satin. There
iill iwili- i Mlver Intra nnru-h ill
ad on top h :!ver plate bearing only the
ime ana uat-es ot birth and death.
A Throng of Sorrowing Friends.
Gen. Sherman's bo,1v was nmnmtlr em.
balmed. and by yesterday noon dozens of
Horal tributes were sent' to the house, and
au toe afternoon thrones of callers ar
rived. Among those who left cards were
airs. tren. Grant. C. M. Depew, ex Secre-
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irj raircinia, Mr. and Mrs. S. 13. Elkius.
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wilson. Samuel
iJalton, attorney general of Massachu
setts; Maj. George M. Wheeler, O. S. A.;
Admiral Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
Vail, Maj. and Mrs. Bates. TJ. S. A.;
Lieut. Commander Cheney, U. S. X.; Carl
Schurz, John F. Scott, Perry Belmont, D.
O. Mills, Rev. and Mrs. Mackay Smith,
and William IL AspinwalL Gens. How
ard and Slocum met at the late general's
home at noon with many other military
men to perfect arragemeuts for the fu
neral. Many Telegrams Received.
Saturday and yesterday teleerams of
sympathy and condolence poured in from
an parts or the country. Some 3.000 were
received, including messages from the
president, from public officials, soldiers
who had fousht under the eeneral ami
other friends. Among those who sent
messages were Secretaries Blaine, Noble
and Tracy, ex-Secretary of War Endicot t,
Lawrence Bnrrett, Vice President Morton.
Justice Hanan. Gen. Alger, ex-President
Hayes. Gen. SehotieM Secretary Rnclr
Judge Greshnm and Heury M. Stanley.
St. Lonls Ace sfts the Duty.
St. Locis, Feb. 16. As soon as the news
of Gen. Sherman's death was received here
a telegram was sent to New York by L. B.
Ripley, commander of the Ransom post,
G. A. R., tendering the services of the
post to carry out Gen. Sherman's
wishes and on order issued exnressive of
the sense of sorrow of the members of the
p-Jst, giving the following extract from a
letter written by Gen. Sherman to the
post on the 70th anniversary of his birth
day: "Ransom post has stoo l bv me since
its beginning and I will stand by it to my
end, and then, in its organized capacity,
it will deposit my poor body in Calvary
alongside my faithful wife and idoliz.'d
soldier boy.'' The post was to have held a
social meeting Saturday night, but the
programme was changed and a memorial
service held instead. The mayor issued
a proclamation ordering the fliigs on city
buildings displayed at half-mast.
ACTION AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
President Harrison's Tribute to the
Great Dead A Monrning City. j
Washington Citt, Feb. 16. The presi
dent sent the following message to con
gress Saturday afternoon:
To the Senate and Horse or HrrBrsrjrrA
TtVEs; The death of William Tecumseh Sher
man, which took place to-day at his residence
in the city of Xew York at 1:50 p. ni., is an
event that will bring sorrow to the heart of
every patriotic citizen. No living Amori.-jin
was so loved and venerated as he. To look
upon his face, to hear his name, was to have
one's love of country intensified. He served
his country, not for fume, not out of a sense of
professional duty, but for love of the flag, and
of the benefleont civil institutions of which it
was the emblem.
HE WAS AN IDEAL SOLDIER.
and shared to the fullest the esprit du corps of
the army, but he cherished the civil institu
tions organized under the constitution and waa
only a soldier that these might be perpetuated
in undiminished usefulness and honor. Hs waa
in nothing an imitator. A profound student of
military science and precedent, he drew from
them principles and suggestions, and so adapted
them to novel conditions that his campaigns
will continue to be the profitable study of thu
military profession throughout the word. Hia
genial nature made him comrade u every sol
dier of the great Union army. No presence
was so welcome and inspiring at the camp fire
or conunandery as his.
HIS CAREER WAS COMPLETE.
His honors were full. He had revived from the
government the highest rank known to our mil
itary establishment.and from the people unstint
ed gratitude and love. No word of mine can aud
to his fame. His death has followed in start
ling quickness that of the admiral of the navy,
and it is a sad and notable incident that when
the department under which he served shall
have pnt on the usual emblems of mourning
four of the eight executive departments will be
simultaneously draped in black, and one otbr
has but to-day removed the crape from it
walls. (Siamed Benjamin Harkison.
Executive Mansion, Feb. 14. 11.
Order to the Army.
The following executive order was also
It is my painful duty to announce to the
country that General William Tecumseh Sher
man died this day at one o'clock and fifty min
utes p. m., at his residence in the city of New
York. The secretary of war will cause the
hight-st military honors to le paid to the mem
ory of this distinguished officer. The national
flag will be floated at half-mast over all public
buildings until after the burial: and the public
business will be suspended in the executive de
partments at the city of Washington and in the
city where the. interment takes plai-e on the
day of the funeral, and in all places where
public expression is given to the national
sorrow during such hours as will enable every
oflicer and employe to participate therein with
their fellow citizens.
Signed Benjamin Harrison
Executive Mansion. Washington. Feb. 14. l.ssl.
Fonr Hepartments Draped.
Officially Washington is in mourning.
Never before in the history of the govern
ment have so many executive depart
ments at one time been draped in mourn
ing for deceased oflicials. At this time
the following departments are draped:
Ihe navy uepurtment for ex-Jecretary
Bancroft and for Admiral Porter; the
treasury department for Secretary Win
dom; the interior department for ex-Sec
retary Stuart: the war department for
Gen. Sherman. The mourning emblems
were removed Saturday from the depart'
ment of justice, which was iiraied for ex'
Attorney General Devens.
The Vniversal Sorrow.
CHICAGO, Feb. "16. Commander Distin,
of the G. A. R. of this state, Saturday
sent a telegram of condolence to the fam
ily of Gen. Sherman, and tendered the
services of the department if they were
When the death of Gen. Sherman was
announced in the Kansas legislature reso
lutions were adopted providing for a com
mittee to draft a memorial, and provid
ing also for the adjourment of the bouse
on the day of the funeral.
Gov. Campbell, of Ohio, in telegraphing
the sorrow of bis state at the national b
reavement, claims the body of Gen. Sher
man for burial in Ohio, of which state he
was a native.
The Minnesota house and senate adopted
a joint resolution of regret at the deaths of
Gen. Sherman and Admiral Porter, and as
a further mark of respect both bodies ad
journed at 2 o'clock Saturday.
The executive council of the state of
Kansas met in special session Saturday
immediately upon receipt of news of the
death of Gen. N . T. Sherman and ordered
as a mark of respect to the distin
guished dead that the flags be displayed
at balf-mast from the capitol nag-statt.
aud that on the day of the funeral the
state departments be closed at the hour of
TEE AKGUS. MONDAY, FEBBUABY 16,
the servio-s ..v' council lx ordered
that the .M p;!u. building and the various
departments ie drap.nl in mourning.
In Ch c.-ig j tiie G. A. R. posts met and
took appropriate action. As soon as the
news of Gen. Sherman's death was re
ceived flags were displayed at half-mast
on the public buildings and newspaper
offices, and the g-.-ueral sorrow was rur.ni
fested ii the fac?s of people o the street
when the news came out iu the afternoon
papers. From all parts of the country the
news comes of the sorrow felt at the death
of Gen. Sherman. Everywhere the ensign
is at half-mast, and citizens of all classes
give expression to their love for Lis menv
A SHINING MARK FOR DEATH.
The Sold ier a Nation Monrns Sherman's
Career One to Glory In.
With the death of William Tecumseh
Sherman the last of the three great sol
diers whose memory will be most revered
by Americans has passed to the reward
provided for the heroes of earth. His life
was a lot ger one than either that of the
"Old Commander" or of the dashing and
ever victorious "Little PhiL" and the
longer he lived the deeper grew the love
for him in the hearts of his comrades, how
ever great or hnmbl;
A Uriel" Summary of His JJfe,
He ws born in Lancaster, O. His
father wm a judge of the supreme court of
Ohio, and on bis death left his widow in
very straitened circumstances. When
16 years old young Sherman became a
cadet at West Point, not because of any
lonaness lie manifested for militarv life.
but as a rieans of obtaining a cood educa
tion at no expense. At his graduation in
WO Sherman was sent to Florida as sec
ond lieuti nant in command of a company
of recruits, reporting to Gen. Zachary
Taylor, who was then in command there.
The war v.ith the Seminoles was practic
ally over, but there were still savages
enough in the evemlades to keen th
troops lui-y bunting them out for removal
to Indian territory.
Ii l No Fighting in Mexico.
After two winter campaigns in Florida
Sherman was transferred to Fort Moul
trie, near Charleston, S C. and fretted
away four years of garrison life. During
the Mexican wnr Sherman had no oppor
tunity for fighting. His company w
eent out t California to bold a strip of
territory j tst wrested from Mexico, but as
adjutant t j Col. Mason he gained valuable
experience. At the ace of 30 he returned
to Washington City and married Ellen
IJoyd Kwing, the daughter of his former
guardian. Senator Thomas Ewing. Among
the guests at the wedding were Clav.
Welster, Ilenton, and Zachary Taylor and
his cabinet. He was then nromoted to the
rank of raitain and acting commissary of
subsistence and was stationed at St. Louis,
whence two years later he was trans
ferred to New Orleans.
Tl:-es of life In the Army.
But he b;came tired of soldier life and
after a ye it in New Orleans he accepted.
in is,.J, a proposition to go to California
and start a bank with some capital fur
nished by it St. Louis capitalist. But in
arter the close of the flush times in
California, the capitalist wished to close
out the badness and have his money near
er at home, and the business was rounded
up, Mierm in returning to his home in
Ijincaster, O. He had read a little of
Blackstom-and Kent, and went to Leav
enworth. Kan., and opened a law and real
estate ofSo. A few months later he re
ceived an t ppointment from the governor
of Louisiana as superintendent of an edu
cational institute recently endowed bv a
grant of l.ind from congress and called
the "Louis ana Seminary of Learning and
Military Academy," established at Alex
stood by the Old Flag.
He was made colonel bv the state and
bis energy was rewarded within a few
months wi :h a good attendance of cadets.
He had woa the confidence and respect of
the people, when the campaign of 1W
made his p wition very uncomfortable. He
avowed bw intention to stick by the
union, anu leaving Louisiana went to St.
Louis, where be became president of a
street railway company. His proffer of
services to the government in WiO was
met with a a offer of a clerkship in the wr
department., which he declined. But in
Istil he wa given command of the Thir
teenth regiment of regular infantry, nis
services were chiefly in the west until he
undertook his famous march to the sea.
N'tt an Ambitious Man.
When Gr mt began bis campaign against
Forts Henry and Donelson, Sherman and
Grant were brigadiers, Sherman outrank
ing Grant l y virtue of his regular army
rank of colonel. But Sherman made no
demand for a command, though frequent
ly urged by Grant, who offered to come
and serve under him at any time. Soon
after Grant was made major general on
account of his victory at Donelson, and
Sherman j ined him with fresh troops.
Step by sttpthetwo advanced till Grant
The Great March to Jbe Sea.
Of Sherman's march to the sea the world
is familiar. In it heshowed the qualities of
mind whicli had characterized his whole
career. uick of perception be fol
lowed his o.vn counsels and gave the fin
ishing coup to the Confederacy by cutting
bis w ay through theenemy's country, sub
sisting his army as he advanced upon the
country through which he passed. This
was not the result of a council af war, but
was planned and executed with a dash and
brilliancy which has giren its author his
high rank as a soldier. The latter years
of bis life were passed in comfortable re
tirement, b it with a never-failing attach
ment for bii old associations of the army
and the survivors of the war.
A Major Taken Aback.
When Sherman went to Washington
City at the beginning of the war he was
placed in command of a lot of new three-
months uen. Shortly thereafter the
term of enlistment of several regiments
ran out, bu-. they were not regularly dis
charged and until they were bad no right
to leave camp. One morning as CoL
Sherman w is cross Long Bridge he met a
major under bis command in full uniform
walking toward the city. He asked him
why be was absent from his post, and the
major replied that the time for which he
had en list d had expired, and that he
meant to g home. Sherman saw that
strong meat ures were necessary, and said
"If you don't at once go back to vour reg
iment I will shoot you." The major stood
not on the c rder of his going, but retired
No Comfort from Lincoln.
Ou the following day there was a divi
sional revie .v, and Sherman was sitting on
His horse, aear President Lincoln's car
riage, when the officer approached and de
sired to mal.e a complaint to the presi
dent. "I w sh to complain of CoL Sher
man," he said. "Yesterday I started to go
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